Opening soon!
The museum will be open to visitors for the 2021 season!

Our new exhibit in gallery two, “Left Behind: Clues to Life in the Past on Cape Cod,” explores the archaeology associated with the earliest indigenous settlements on Cape Cod. 
With the Public Archaeology Laboratory in Pawtucket, RI, we have developed a display on Native American archaeological sites, ranging from approximately 12,000 to 450 years ago, along with artifacts and images to tell us more about the culture of the earliest inhabitants of our region well before the Mayflower landing in 1620.

We are also featuring Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb, a distinguished scientist and educator with a long history of connection to Woods Hole and Falmouth beginning in 1949 when she was an independent researcher at the Marine Biological Laboratory. The road formerly called Agassiz Road was renamed Jewel Cobb Road in her honor.
And NOAA Fisheries Laboratory’s 150th anniversary will be featured in the museum’s gallery one exhibit on the History of Woods Hole. 
Albatross I
Members' opening party
The museum will have a members’ only preview and reception on June 26 and will open to the public on June 29. Stay tuned for details on the members’ preview. And if you wish to become a member, click below.
Meet our new gallery two exhibit designer!
Nancy Driscoll
Nancy Driscoll, who designed our new exhibit in gallery two, says she “craves creativity” in her career as an accomplished graphic designer. She is the former art director of Calliope (Cobblestone Publishing) and US Kids (Weekly Reader) magazines.
She received her MFA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has enjoyed a career designing for educational institutions, publishers, and corporations. Nancy is eager to lend her skills to projects that benefit from her graphic design skills and clever problem-solving.  
Nancy is proud that her husband and children are Mayflower descendants (John Alden/ Priscilla Mullins). The Driscolls live in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and in East Falmouth in the Davisville Road Extension home which has been in the family for four generations. Her husband's grandfather, Shelley Peirce, authored two chapters on Davisville in The Book of Falmouth.
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Woods Hole Historical Museum
579 Woods Hole Road
(P.O. Box 185)
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone: 508-548-7270