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All to benefit the museum.
Welcome to the Osterville Historical Museum--home of the Crosby Boats!
We are dedicated to preserving the history of the village of Osterville. Located near the charming seaside, the Museum complex sits on lovely grounds which are highlighted by an 18th century herbal garden and a 19th century ornamental garden. The Museum's permanent collection includes period decorative arts, furniture, ceramics, and a dozen full-sized wooden boats. The two-acre campus sits on a quiet street--a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch or a cup of coffee with free WiFi on a sunny day.
During WWII, Crosby Yacht Yard served as a training base for the Army Corps of Engineers readying for D-Day.
Join us Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gallery Tours every Thursday at 11 a.m.
"The Eagle Has Landed: A Celebration of the Van Winkle Boat Shop"
Celebrate the opening of our newest boat shop and the latest additions to our collection of small and large wooden boats.
"Sail Into History"
Tour our newly redesigned exhibit on The Wianno Senior. Learn how these magnificent Crosby boats--gracing the waters of Nantucket Sound for over a century--are made. Thanks toa generous grant from the Horizon Foundation.
"WWII: Osterville Remembers"
On the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, we present oral histories and items from our archives to set the scene of this turning point in American history.