Harwich Historical Society

Harwich Historical Society


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About Us

The Harwich Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to preserve, collect, and interpret Harwich history through exhibitions, education programs, active collecting, and rese


  • Brooks Academy


Brooks Academy Museum is a much-loved Harwich landmark.  The former schoolhouse is now home to the Harwich Historical Society.  Photo courtesy Stephanie Foster.
Explore Harwich's story during World War I in this new exhibit at Brooks Academy Museum during the 2014 season!
See the reconstruction of the Elmer Crowell barn, workshop of the famed Harwich bird carver, underway on the grounds of Brooks Academy Museum during the 2014 season.
Photos display chronicles Harwich's evolution from a fishing village to tourist attraction in this new exhibit, based on book.