100 Trowbridge Road
Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: (508) 759-0800
Fax: (508) 759-4575
100 Trowbridge Road, Bourne, MA, US, 02532
- Phone: (508) 759-0800
- Fax: (508) 759-4575
Arts & Museums
In 1627, a trading post was built here to encourage commerce among Native Americans, Dutch colonists and the Pilgrims of Plymouth. It is believed that this was the first commercial establishment in the New World. In the 1920s the area was excavated and the original foundation was discovered, along with a rune, stone experts believe came from the Viking era (around 1000 CE). Also on the grounds are a windmill, herb and wildflower gardens, and a trail along the canal.
Sandwich native Thornton Burgess created such characters as Peter Rabbit (the American version), Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, and Bobby Raccoon. This museum dedicated to his work is an excellent place to bring in children during any time of the year. During the summer, the museum offers a regular schedule of story times. The many special events include Peter Rabbit Animal Day in August, and a Victorian Christmas in December. Burgess was a naturalist as well as a story teller, and the Thornton W. Burgess Society operates the Green Briar Nature Center three miles away in East Sandwich.
The Sandwich Glass Museum makes an interesting addition to one's travel itinerary. This museums houses a collection of unique glass ware and exhibits depicting the development of this art and industry. For more information on tours as well the museum itself, call ahead or visit their website.
The McDermott Glass Studio gives a look at the fine contemporary glass work done by David McDermott, Yukimi Matsumoto and Bryan Randa. They have created pieces for well known people like Pope John Paul II, Empress of Japan, Henry Kissinger and many more. Their pieces are displayed at Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Corning Museum of Glass which shows their natural talent in art. The gallery has a number of items like vases, bowls, stemware and solid ware. The experience of the Mcdermott Glass Studio Jam is not to be missed where world class glass artist come together to display their work.
This fine gallery features the exhibition and sale of art works in various media, including sculptures, watercolours, oils, etchings, and more, which have been created by the most talented regional artists; one will also enjoy its picturesque and quaint setting among many surrounding historic houses and structures; the structure that now houses the gallery is itself an historic structure that was originally an asparagus farmhouse and dates back to the very beginning of the Nineteenth Century.
Located in the Upper Cape area of North Falmouth, this studio features the fine art oil paintings of Julia O'Malley-Keyes, internationally renowned and recognized as one of contemporary art's most collected painters. Visitors can commission your own paintings here simply by indicating a favorite view or spot you'd like immortalized. The artist also does hand-painted furniture and other accessories. O'Malley-Keyes' works hang in various galleries throughout the world. All viewings are by appointment only. Call between 8am-6pm daily.
This gallery and gift shop carries a wide selection of original artwork and other unique gift items, including calendars, greeting cards, jewelry, mugs, books, figurines, fountains, ceramics, ornaments, puppets, and much more.
Located in nearby Cotuit, this museum is situated in a beautifully restored Eighteenth Century Georgian Colonial structure and focuses mainly on the works of local artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon, who were known for their
Cotuit Center for the Arts strives to supply the community with an array of programs that encourage individual artistic development, exploration, and experimentation, and to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the creative process by facilitating communication and interaction among artists and between artists and the public.
This faithful reproduction of the Mayflower includes a host of educational exhibits that trace the history and show the sailing techniques involved in the historic voyage of the original Mayflower in 1620.
Designed to combine fun with learning, the displays at this museum are educational and interactive. A puppet theatre, planetarium, Dress-Up Castle, submarine and train are open for exploration. The highlight is a 30-foot pirate ship where children can imagine themselves riding the high seas. Special programs include holiday parties, cooking classes, crafts and workshops with unusual themes such as "All About Cranberries." Admission: $6 ages 5-59, $5 ages 1-4 & 60+.
Ensconced in a tranquil quarter of Falmouth are two Victorian houses that comprise the Falmouth Museums On The Green. These 18th century edifice houses an impressive collection of colonial artifacts, exhibits, furniture, fine artworks, textiles and a number of other collections that take you to a different age. There's a rustic barn, a colonial garden, a herb garden and a Memorial park in the museum's premises that recreate a Victorian setting for its visitors. Apart from the regular exhibits, the museum also conducts walking tours and serves as an event space for concerts, parades and open houses. Check website to know more.