Special Online Exhibits
Special 2012 Museum Exhibit: Brewster Then and Now: Multi-media images from artist Karen North Wells
and the Dugan collection of turn-of-the-century glass plate negatives.
Masthead light c. 1850-75; sea chest c.1859 with 20th Century art commemorating the
commissioning of Freeman Snow, shipmaster of ship JOHN M MAYO; and Nate Black's barbershop.
18th Century Block Front Desk
This mahogany desk belonged to the Clark family of Stoney Brook Road. Upon this desk the
articles of separation were signed in 1803, officially dividing North Harwich Parish
from Harwich, thereby creating the town of Brewster.
The desk was on loan to the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate in Winterthur, Delaware,
as part of their exhibit "Harbor and Home Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710 - 1850,"
March 21 - May 25, 2009.
This watercolor painting by the French artist, Honore Pellegrin, depicts the Barque Kedar entering the port of Marseilles
in June 1855. Benjamin Fessenden was her Shipmaster.
This 1854 watercolor was painted by Nicolas Cammillieri,
a Maltese port artist. Captain Isaac Fessenden was
Shipmaster of this Boston vessel.
This oil painting of the ship, Undaunted, was executed by the Belgian artist Egide Linning in 1857. In 1859,
part of Captain William Freeman’s crew mutinied and the Captain was severely wounded. However, he remained
with the ship and turned the mutineers over to the U.S. Consul at St. John, Nova Scotia.