Eastham Historical Society was founded in 1963 by a group of visionaries to Preserve Eastham's Past for Eastham's Future. To that end, the Society maintains museums at the Swift-Daley complex located at State Highway in Eastham and at the 1869 School House Museum, located at 25 Schoolhouse Road. The EHS Archives, also located at the School House Museum, gathers genealogical and historical information through donations, cataloguing and preserving these materials in a safe environment. The emphasis is on, but not limited to Eastham. The Society also sponsors various programs throughout the year including book reviews, historical presentations, information days and public displays.
The archives of the society are in the Archives Room at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum, located at 25 Schoolhouse Road, Eastham, MA. The archives and genealogical help are also available by appointment; send email to volunteer archivist Bobbie Cornish at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact by phone (508) 255-0558. Meet your archivists and learn abouty Eastham's history, church history and maybe your family history. See photos, documents, maps, books and more. A treasure trove of information. Donations of genealogical or historical material/photos are welcomed by the society; when coming across such material, please consider donating it to the society's archives to preserve it for future generations.
The Eastham Historical Society is also involved with: 1741 Swift-Dailey House, The Olde Gift Shop, Ranlett Toll Museum, Dill Beach Camp, 1869 Schoolhouse & Museum, Cove Burying Ground and Bridge Road Cemetary.
The Eastham Historical Society conducts an active year-round program:
Spring Plant and White Elephant Sale
August Antiques Market
Periodic Lecture Series