Be Merry!

Osterville Historical Museum’s

Virtual Holiday Art Show and Sale

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Festival Of Trees

Thursday, Dec. 10

Friday, Dec. 11

Saturday, Dec. 12

10:00A.M. to 2:00P.M. Each Day

Magical tabletop trees decorated by local artists & merchants.

A silent auction to benefit the Museum.

Magical trees will be on display in our outdoor boat shops. Surrounded by our collection of Crosby boats, enjoy the sparkling trees as you learn about Osterville’s nautical history.

Socially Distanced • Masks Required

Free admission. Plenty of parking.

Silent auction ends at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

You need not be present to win.

Trees can go home the same day.

Virtual Osterville Farmers’ Market:

Back for the Fall & Winter

Dear Friends of the Museum,
Thank you all for making our in-person regular season Farmers’ Market such a success–and safe for all!
We have resumed our Virtual Osterville Farmers’ Market for the fall and winter.
Holiday pre-orders are underway now. And new dinner options abound. Everything is available for delivery to your door or curbside pick-up.
Sign up to be included on the Farmers’ Market mailing list. You’ll receive Market information and updates throughout the season.
Continued good health to all!
Welcome to the Osterville Historical Museum
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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.

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The Museum is currently closed.

Check back with us for updates on our 2020 Calendar.

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Wooden Boats

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Something For Everyone!

 “Give Us the Vote: Osterville’s Role in the Suffragist Movement.”

Did you know that Wianno served as a “Haven” to Anna Howard Shaw—a prime force behind the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Dr. Shaw was a protégé of Susan B. Anthony, and she took over for her when Anthony retired. Shaw was a reverend, a doctor, and a history-maker. And she did it all here in Osterville.

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.
Sail Into History

Tour our newly redesigned exhibit on The Wianno Senior. Learn how these magnificent Crosby boats – gracing the Nantucket Sound for over a century – are made. Thanks to a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation.

Osterville Historical Museum
155 West Bay Road
Osterville, MA 02655

508.428.5861

Admission is free.
Donations are greatly appreciated.