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Dear Friends of the Museum,
As we all navigate these uncharted waters together, the Museum has reached out to our farmers from the Osterville Farmers’ Market to see how we can help. Their response has been overwhelming.
Many of our farmers and food vendors are providing door-to-door “no contact” delivery options…everything from farm fresh carrots, salad greens, potatoes, eggs, breads, pasta, marinara sauce, raw honey and beeswax candles, pies, cheeses, cookies, garlic salts, jams, and even toffee!
This service would help those who prefer to have items delivered (or shipped) and those who can’t find some of these items in stock. It also supports the heart of our community by buying fresh and buying local.
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Welcome to the Osterville Historical Museum-home of the Crosby Boats!

We are dedicated to preserving the history of the village of Osterville. Located near the charming seaside, the Museum complex sits on lovely grounds which are highlighted by an 18th century herbal garden and a 19th century ornamental garden. The Museum’s permanent collection includes period decorative arts, furniture, ceramics, and a dozen full-sized wooden boats. The two-acre campus sits on a quiet street–a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch or a cup of coffee with free WiFi on a sunny day.


We are now closed for the season.

Check back soon for our 2020 Calendar.

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Wooden Boats


Annual Visitors

Something For Everyone!

 “Give Us the Vote: Osterville’s Role in the Suffragist Movement.”

Did you know that Wianno served as a “Haven” to Anna Howard Shaw—a prime force behind the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Dr. Shaw was a protégé of Susan B. Anthony, and she took over for her when Anthony retired. Shaw was a reverend, a doctor, and a history-maker. And she did it all here in Osterville.

Crafting A Legend: The Stories of the Crosby Boats
Learn the stories behind the magnificent Crosby boats gracing Nantucket Sound for over a century through archival boat plans, photos and first-hand interviews.
Sail Into History

Tour our newly redesigned exhibit on The Wianno Senior. Learn how these magnificent Crosby boats – gracing the Nantucket Sound for over a century – are made. Thanks to a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation.

Osterville Historical Museum
155 West Bay Road
Osterville, MA 02655


Admission is free.
Donations are greatly appreciated.