Mattapoisett Museum

5 Church Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 - United States




The Mattapoisett Museum is dedicated to exploring and promoting the heritage and culture of the charming seaside town of Mattapoisett and creating an inviting and vibrant place of learning and community activity for people of all ages. Visitors enjoy engaging exhibits ranging from the town's maritime and shipbuilding history to the region's local farming, manufacturing, and salt-making traditions. We change our exhibits regularly, so stop by to learn about things like whaling, ice-cutting, and weaving, or see our Studebaker sprinkler wagon and our 1821 fire engine!


Inspiration: Time & Texture at the Mattapoisett Museum
Inspiration: Time & Texture is an invitational art exhibit featuring works by local artists, inspired by the collections of the Mattapoisett Museum. Each artist was asked to draw inspiration from an object or aspect of the collection and create a site-specific installation imbued with self-expression. The exhibition is an homage to Mattapoisett’s visual culture with reverence for the handmade, as contributors work within their own styles and mediums to express personal, powerful visions of their local connections. This is a unique exhibit that will showcase some of our local talent, so don’t miss it!


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