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At Windmill Village

Drummer Boy Park

773 Main Street
(Route 6A - West Brewster).

Higgins Farm Windmill

Higgins Farm Windmill

A restored 18th century windmill.

Harris Black house

Harris-Black House

An 18th century house.

Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmith Shop

Originally built in 1867 by Henry Hopkins
on his property on Long Pond Road.

Our Business Partners

For more information on Business Partnerships please call Bill Roberts at 508-896-3809 or email whrpjr@aol.com

Cranberry Landscape

Cranberry Landscape & Design
PO Box 1531
South Dennis MA 02660
508 385-6048

Wobbly Barn

Wobbly Barn Gallery
2003 Main St
Brewster MA 02631
508 896-6277

Old Sea Pines Inn

Old Sea Pines Inn
2553 Main St
P.O. Box 1070
Brewster MA 02631
508 896-6114

True Value

True Value
2632 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631-1958
508 896-6610

Brewster Book Store

The Brewster Bookstore
2648 Main St
P.O. Box 1199
Brewster, MA 02631
508 896-6543

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The New Home of The Brewster Historical Society!
Coming soon to this site – an ongoing slide show of the Captain Elijah Cobb House Renovation/Restoration Project.
Want to know more? Want to help? Keep reading!

Elijiah Cobb  House chimney

YES! After a year of planning (involving architects, builders, town leaders, public safety officials, planning boards, community members, foundation boards and fundraising mailings) we passed papers and took ownership of the 1799 Captain Elijah Cobb House on Lower Road on February 17th! And, we have developed a sound plan to preserve and adapt the home for use as our Museum.

More than 800 residents and businesses have supported this project to date with gifts from $25 to $10,000 – and many have made multiple gifts. This is a remarkable demonstration of support and a wonderful example of how a town has come together for a common cause.

We are deeply grateful for the $350,000 CPC grant approved at the Town Meeting last spring, which, along with over $200,000 in donations, enabled us to purchase the property. We’ve now received word that the Massachusetts Cultural Council has approved a matching grant in the amount of $150,000 to be applied toward the renovation and restoration of the house. In order to receive their funds, we need to show that we have raised our full matching share of $150,000, and we’re almost there. The Brewster Historical Society is also deeply grateful for additional grants from the Community Preservation Act funds (Town of Brewster), the Ruth and Mary Louise Eddy Foundation, the Cape Cod Five Foundation, the Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation, the JBS Foundation, the DAR Cape Cod Chapter, and the Jennison Charitable Foundation and Bilezikian Family Foundation. The dream is now a reality. We’re into the final push. Join us!

You may make your donation online by clicking here

Please consider an automatic monthly donation tailored to YOUR Budget – on next page click on “make this recurring,” and the amount you enter will be automatically charged to your credit card each month.

(To indicate this is a memorial donation, click on
"Add special instructions to seller" on payment page).
Or download and print a mail-in form clicking here >>.

Mail your check contribution, made payable to The Brewster Historical Society, to New Home Fund, The Brewster Historical Society, PO Box 1146, Brewster, MA 02631.
If you’d like more information, please feel free to email us at brewsterhistoricalsociety@comcast.net or call 508-896-9521.

P.S. -- If you aren’t already familiar with the Captain Elijah Cobb House,
drive by 739 Lower Road – we’re sure you’ll be as smitten as we are.

The Brewster Historical Society thanks you.


The Brewster Historical Society, established in 1964, collects and preserves the artifacts and history of Brewster to ensure their future accessibility. Its main building houses four permanent galleries, a special exhibition gallery and an extensive documents research area accessible by appointment. The Society also maintains a restored 18th century windmill and house and a blacksmith shop at Windmill Village on the grounds of Drummer Boy Park.


At the Museum

Brewster Historical Society sign

3171 Main St. (Rt. 6A - East Brewster)
Located in a mid-19th C homestead, the main building houses four permanent galleries, a special exhibits gallery and archives which are available to researchers.
By appointment, during winter months. Air Conditioned.
Click here to visit our exhibits page!

All Brewster Historical Society buildings are open:
1pm - 4pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 25 - September 5.   
1pm - 4pm Saturdays through October 10th!
Open by appointment for bus tours and research.

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Volunteers Needed

The Brewster Historical Society is looking for a board member.
If interested, please contact The Brewster Historical Society:
Phone: 508-896-9521   ::   Email: brewsterhistoricalsociety@comcast.net


Windmill Guides - at Windmill Village, Drummer Boy Park.
This is a delightful way to spend a spring, summer, or fall afternoon,
greeting visitors and giving them a brief tour of the mill,
1-4 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday late June through early September,
and during special events throughout the year. The demand for
mill visits is high, and the more millers we get the longer into the season
we can extend our hours. Again, you may volunteer for as few or
as many three-hour shifts as you can spare. Orientation/training provided.


Volunteers to help with painting and other maintenance at Windmill Village.


To volunteer or for more information please contact BHS 508-896-9521 or
email at brewsterhistoricalsociety@comcast.net.