Chatham, MA (PRWEB) July 05, 2013
The 2013 summer season at the Atwood House will open with a powerful exhibit chronicling yachting life in Chatham. The exhibit celebrates the extraordinary talents of boat designer F. Spaulding Dunbar, who came to Chatham and designed remarkable wooden boats ranging from a 12-foot catboat to the extraordinary Ocean Pearl created for J. Seward Johnson.
The exhibit has both a visual and historical – and even sentimental – appeal. When yachting came to Chatham over a century ago it added a thread to the story of the town’s already rich and longstanding association with sailing vessels, and Wood, Wind & Water begins with an overview of these early days.
From this historical context visitors will delve into Dunbar’s most significant works, including original drawings that contain detailed layouts for the interiors of several of his most accomplished large commissions. Four vintage Dunbar boats have also been installed on the grounds of the museum.
About the Atwood House Museum:
As stewards of the regions’ history and culture, the Atwood House Museum – home of the Chatham Historical Society – strives to educate, inform and enlighten the public, bringing attention and enthusiasm to the Cape Cod community. Located at 347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham. The Museum is open from June 15 to October 12. Admission: Adults $6, Students 7 – 18 years old $3, Children 6 and under, free. Members of the Chatham Historical Society are admitted free.