Special Collections

Cuttyhunk Historical Society
Town Center
Cuttyhunk Island MA , 02713
Institution Contact(s):
  Ethel Twichell, Curator (508)627-1591 (617)484-0613 home # in winter
Hours: Tu,F,Sa 10:30AM-12:30PM; 2:00PM-4:00PM Th 10:30AM-12:30PM Su 10:00AM-4:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Open summer only (July 1-Labor Day)
Holidays Open:
  Independence Day Labor Day
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible
Other Services:
  Information on hotel/housing accommodations Gift shop
Monographs: "Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands, from 1602"
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Ethel Twichell, Curator (508)627-1591 (617)484-0613 home # in winter
Collections: 5
Formats: 4 linear feet of photographs 3 video tapes 28 oral histories scrapbooks paintings
Collection Description:
  Elizabeth Islands
Cuttyhunk Island
Naushon Island
Nashawena Island
Penikese Island
Access: No special restrictions reported
Copying: All photocopying done by staff
Loans: No special restrictions reported
Directions: FROM NEW BEDFORD WATERFRONT: Take the ferry "Alert" from Pier 3. In the summer, the ferry leaves weekdays at 10:00am and weekends at 9:00am -- a trip of about 1.5 hours. One should call ahead, (508)992-1432, for reservations and further information. You cannot take a car, but the "Alert" staff will give directions to a parking garage. Once at Cuttyhunk, follow the road from the dock to the first intersection and turn right. Turn left at the crossroads known as Four Corners. Walk up the hill a short way and the CHS building is on the corner of the first (and only) street to the right. As the island is small, this is only a 10 or 15 minute walk.