Special Online Exhibits
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The Faces of Brewster Exhibit, plus an additional exhibit on early photography, a letter by Helen Keller, and a continuously looping slide show of the remaining 400 + images
in the Caro A. Dugan Collection of Turn of the Century Glass Plate Negatives, may be viewed June 27th – August 31st 2013 at the Museum at 3171 Main.
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
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 27 - August 31. Open by appointment for bus tours and research.
We are an all volunteer Society, currently looking for:
We are an all-volunteer Society, looking to fill the following positions:
Museum Docents – This is a friendly, relaxed three hours on a summer day for however many days you care to share. Two docents are scheduled per three-hour shift, 1-4 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday late June through early September and during special events throughout the year. Duties include welcoming visitors, manning the cash box for gift shop sales, and answering or directing questions regarding our offerings here at the Museum. Orientation /training provided.
What one of our docents has to say about this rewarding experience:
As a history teacher, who had summered in Brewster since 1987 and retired here in 2009, volunteering at the Brewster Historical Society seemed to be a "natural fit." In fact, when I agreed to be a Saturday docent at the BHS Museum last summer, I thought docency would provide an opportunity to share my knowledge and love of history with others. But being a docent at the Museum has been so much more; I have had the opportunity not only to learn so much history of Brewster and the Cape, but also to meet and share information (historical and otherwise) with other BHS members and with many interesting visitors from the Cape and places throughout the world. Read more >>
Millers or Windmill Docents - 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.
To volunteer or for more information please contact our Human Resources Coordinator Eileen Bergquist at
508-896-2162 or email@example.com.