Preserving the Past – Keeping it accessible for current and future generations
The Brewster Historical Society collects and preserves artifacts, documents and photographs which chronicle and the rich history of Brewster. Since 1964, the society has ensured that the legacy of “The Sea Captains Town” is preserved and accessible for current and future generations. The society owns and operates a museum in a mid-19th century homestead that houses four permanent galleries, including a special exhibition area. The museum also includes an extensive document and photographic research area accessible by appointment. The society also maintains three antique structures at Windmill Village in Drummer Boy Park in West Brewster. The Higgins Farm Windmill, a restored 18th century windmill, The Harris–Black House, one of the oldest early American homes on Cape Cod and The Hopkins Blacksmith shop are all open to the public. Please see the Brewster Historical Society’s web page for days and hours of operation.