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Mattapoisett Museum

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Organizations, History Museums

Mission: The Mattapoisett Museum is a vibrant place of learning and community activities. We collaborate and partner with surrounding communities to provide a place of learning and sharing. We collect, maintain and make available for use cultural and historical materials relating to Mattapoisett's heritage. We create a welcoming place for all people of all ages.

Programs: To foster and maintain interest in the history of the town and the region of which it is a part, and to encourage educational and cultural activities

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Darcy L.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Mattapoisett Museum has been a part of my life since I was a child. I visited every summer, volunteered as a young person, and even curated a children's art exhibit when I was 10 years old. Our museum chronicles our town's history, celebrates our culture, and continues to find new ways to be relevant in-person and online. As a dues-paying member and Board Member, I am proud of how the museum interprets local history and culture and engages future generations through interesting and unique programming.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

this museum is a gem with many authentic artifacts representative of new england sea side
villages
the revolving exhibits are unique and attest to the many contributions to whaling. sailing, and new england daily life in various periods of history

the lectures are invaluable, with the recordings of emeritus seth mendell a treasure of local history

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sole experience with this organization occurred two Friday's ago when I appeared to perform at the open mic. What a delight! Certainly an old musician's oasis: a receptive and appreciative audience, an intimate venue, a series of engaging performers, an efficient and gracious host, and in all ways, a well-organized event. In this world that unfortunately is becoming more chaotic, more indifferent, more selfish and disconnected and divisive, it was such a welcome sanctuary to sing and listen to others for a sacred two hours and leave convinced not only that all is not lost but that, one concert at a time, we can put everything back together again..... For we commoners are better than the King's Men! - Mike Shea, Plymouth Ma.

1 Christy A.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Super interactive with the community and on facebook. Soooo much history for such a small town, always surprised by the findings and contributions from the people of Mattapoisett, Ma.

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Donor

Rating: 5

An impressive and welcoming treasure in this beautiful seaside community. The Mattapoisett Museum boldly and capably blends a respect and study of the past with a forward looking embrace of the importance of building new community and culture based on those same historic roots. The diversity and inclusiveness of their programming ensures that every member of the community across nearly every demographic can find something of interest, of value, and of learning.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Super, museum with a wide variety of fascinating exhibits. Very small, but worth a visit. They have some great social activities as well.

1 Kristen Langhoff H.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love all the books and exhibits about the history of mattapoisett

1 Kyle D.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

A small local history museum with big ambitions, the Mattapoisett Museum has come a long way to grow beyond a traditional historical society. With offering such as concerts, interpretive art and history exhibits, creative programing for children, and amazing collections that have documented local history, this museum provides a great resource for the community.

1 Susan Lally F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great job preserving the town history, we love seeing the historical pictures of people and places around town! Especially learning about the history of the whaling ships and the wharf

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Mattapoisett_Museum 04/11/2021

Thank you, Susan!

1 Jessica D.14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Quaint museum in the seaside town of Mattapoisett beautifully represents the town's ship building during the whailing days of the 1800s. This museum also has artifacts from businesses that formerly operated in town. The museum is housed in an 1821 church which is beautiful on its own.

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Mattapoisett_Museum 04/03/2021

Thank you!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter and her family live in Mattapoisett so I enjoy of learning the history of their community.

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Mattapoisett_Museum 04/03/2021

Thank you for your support!

1 Scott V.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great asset to the community. Consistently providing the community with the wonderful history of this small Southcoast town. Provides special events for the community to enjoy throughout the year. Thank you.

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Mattapoisett_Museum 04/03/2021

Thank you for your support!