A reminder that the museum will be closed on Saturday, September 1st for the holiday weekend. Enjoy the long weekend!

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.
Home to the Osterville Farmers' Market!
Fridays, mid-June to
Mid-September -
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2018 Annual Appeal
Photo Above: Sandwich Amethyst Glass Footed Tulip-Form Vase, one of a pair, 19th century. Photo Courtesy of: Jim Richman Photography and Camilla Richman, Fine Arts, Osterville.
Wianno Senior #43 "Piquod"--Just one of the stories featured in "Crafting A Legend."

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Open for the Season!
Thursday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Through September 14th.
"Crafting a Legend:
The Stories of the Crosby Boats"  
Learn the stories behind the magnificent Crosby boats--gracing Nantucket Sound for over a century--through archival boat plans, photos, and first-hand interviews.

"Vernon Coleman: The Lost Murals
Vernon Coleman (1898-1978) was an art teacher at the Osterville Bay School and Barnstable High School for over 25 years. He was also a WPA artist and painted beautiful seascapes of Cape Cod during the 1920s and beyond. Last year, seven murals were discovered behind a false wall in a Hyannis restaurant. They were donated to the museum by the property owner, restored by the museum, and now are on display for all to enjoy. Coleman spent hours studying the water and waves with his young son to, in his words, "simply get it right." The murals represent snapshots in time capturing the essence of Cape Cod's nautical landscape.

"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 to a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation.

E-mail or call 508.428.5861 for more info.