The Cotuit Museum, located directly behind the Homestead, offers regional items from the permanent collection and features ship models, Cotuit souvenir China, photographs, quilts, advertising signs, whaling artifacts, tools, fans, and the office of Dr. Donald Higgins.
The permanent collection offers a glimpse of everything in Cotuit’s past from the 1800’s to today. With several exhibits featuring Whaling, Cotuit in Motion, Education, Cotuit’s Origins, Hotels, and Industries.
A special exhibit is changed every season to exhibit a further look into Cotuit’s past. See past exhibits here.
The office of Dr. Donald Higgins is another highlight to our collection. A full room exhibit re-creation of a doctor’s office complete with Dr. Higgins’ own office belongings and tools adds a familiar touch to those who grew up in Cotuit with Higgins as their family doctor.