The Mattapoisett Museum is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit founded in 1958 as the Mattapoisett Historical Society. We serve the general public in Mattapoisett and surrounding communities. The museum acts as a repository of significant historical objects and documents, as well as a community center providing educational exhibits and programs, cultural programming, and learning resources for local schools.
We are housed in a 1821 Meeting House with an attached replica of a 200 year old carriage house. The ancient pews, graceful galleries, and post and beam construction in the carriage house carry one back to when life revolved around daily work, church, town meeting and the waterfront.
We are devoted to creating a living, interactive learning experience through events and exhibitions which instill excitement and imagination in our visitors. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive organization that welcomes and supports people from all backgrounds and ages.
Some of our most recent programs in collaboration with Southcoast Music Lessons' Jeff Angeley have been a monthly open mic night, old time fiddle session, and silent movies set to live music. We are currently piloting a multi-sensory program for individuals with dementia and their care takers, and the museum has provided programming to support LGBTQ+ individuals and their families in collaboration with SouthCoast LGBTQ+ Network.
The Mattapoisett Museum is a vibrant place of learning and community activities. Your tax-deductible gift today makes it possible to offer even more educational programs, exhibits, and events that highlight local culture and explore Mattapoisett's past.
Everyone in our community deserves a place of learning and sharing. Your support ensures that the Mattapoisett Museum can continue to collect, maintain, and make available for use cultural and historic materials related to Mattapoisett's heritage.
We are supported by membership, annual donations, and visitation income. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us continue our work in the community. We are here today and will continue to be in the future all because of YOU!