Cotuit is among the smallest of the seven Barnstable villages, covering about 5 square miles. The major part of the village is surrounded on three sides by water: Popponesset Bay, Cotuit Bay and Santuit River.
The village is characterized by its rustic charm and a laid back atmosphere. Sampsons island (accessible by boat or Kayak) is a wildlife sanctuary.  Most of the district is residential, heavily populated by homes of significant historic and architectural importance. The Village also includes:  Cotuit Library and Memorial Park, Bruce Hall of The Cotuit Federated Church, Freedom Hall, Mariners Hall, and the Historical Society/Samuel Doddridge House, and Lowell Park, home of the Cotuit Kettleers.  A small post office, a nine-hole golf course, quaint village grocery store, an oyster company (world-famous Cotuit oysters), a local bar and restaurant and a handful of other small businesses adds to Cotuit's charm.  The Santuit district, the original village center, runs along Route 28 and is an eclectic mix of family owned and occupied businesses, along with the jewels of the area, the Cahoon Art Museum and the Cotuit Center for the Arts. 

Arts Barnstable_all things arts and culture all seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Arts Barnstable_all things arts and culture all seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail
 

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cahoon Museum of American Art

The museum both celebrates the legacy of Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon, displaying the whimsical mermaid paintings of Ralph Cahoon, along with a collection of 19th and early 20th century American art and preserving the historic building that was their home and studio.   The museum is located on Route 28 (4676 Falmouth Road-508-428-7581).  

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

A summertime staple! CCBL is a premier amateur wooden bat collegiate baseball league where you may see many future MLB players. Action packed, home-town fun at its best, town of Barnstable boasts two teams, Hyannis Hawks play at McKeon Field, Hyannis and Cotuit Kettleers, Lowell Park , Cotuit.

 

Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts

"Do it at Cotuit"-Educate, Entertain, Illuminate, Inspire:  Offering a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions, Cotuit Center for the Arts has established itself as a great place to celebrate the arts in a most unique nauticaly inspired venue. Located on Route 28 (4404 Falmouth Road, 508-428-0669), the center has on-going, year round theatrical productions, art exhibits, classes, programs, workshops and concerts.

 

Cotuit Library

Cotuit Library

Historic public library founded in 1874 specializes in delivery to the homebound.

 

Cotuit Walking Map

 

Eagle Pond

Eagle Pond

A perfect spot for reflection and inspiration, Eagle Pond in Cotuit offers extensive walking trails through the woods (dog friendly).  
The 151-acre Eagle Pond is the centerpiece of the Mary Barton Conservation Area and managed by the Mary Barton Land Trust with help from a dedicated team of volunteers.T

 

Elizabeth LOWELL Park

Elizabeth LOWELL Park

Home field of the Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod Baseball League.

 

Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit

DOTTRIDGE HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM AND FIRE MUSEUM
Founded in 1955, the grounds of the Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit feature Dottridge Homestead, the Museum and attached Fire Museum, an archive room, a gift shop, the Ice House and historical kitchen gardens. The buildings are open weekends from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Thanksgiving weekend and during Christmas in Cotuit, the first weekend in December. The archives are available for research, and the Homestead and museums are available for private tours by appointment. 508-428-0461  1148 Main Street, Cotuit.
 

 

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

Reverend John Lothrop founded Barnstable in 1639.   His tomb stil lstis in Barnstable's Lothrop Hill Cemetery alongside his extensive family. 

 

Samuel B. Dottridge Homestead Fire Truck and Fire Museum

Founded in 1955, the grounds of the Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit hold the Dottridge Homestead, the Museum and attached Fire Museum, an archive room, a gift shop, the Ice House and Historical Kitchen Gardens.

 

Upcoming events in Cotuit

Family Movie Marathon

Family Movie Marathon

February 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Come enjoy one or both of our robot themed family movies in our cozy Art Room.
Free Movies and Popcorn

12:00 PM Robots rated PG
In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration’s company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

2:00 PM Wall-E rated G
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

For more info on these 2 films checkout the IMDb website.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02630

Book Discussion: Fast into the Night by Debbie Clarke Moderow

Book Discussion: Fast into the Night by Debbie Clarke Moderow

March 1, 2017 4:00 pm

Join us as we discuss the fascinating story of one woman’s attempt to finish the Iditarod trail.  This captivating memoir recounts the tale of Debbie Clarke Moderow’s journey with her spunky team of huskies when, less than two hundred miles from the finish line, her dogs refuse to go on.  While not completing the race was a serious blow to Moderow, losing her connection with her dogs was an even worse one.  Fast into the Night is the story of how Moderow and her team were able to reconnect with each other and overcome some rough obstacles along the Iditarod trail.  It is a wonderful tale on the relationship between humans and dogs, and the ability of the human spirit to persevere in the face of difficult times.  Copies of the book are available at the Cotuit Library for check out.

All are welcome to join us for some light refreshments and lovely literary discussion from 4-5 PM.


This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Explore Robots

Explore Robots

March 11, 2017 11:00 am

Come let your children have some Coding Camp refreshers with our fun games Cubetto, and Dash and Dot.  These games are a great way to introduce the vast and complex world of computer coding to children, so don’t miss out on the fun!  Just come into the kid’s room this weekend!  11-12 AM

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Life in Alaska with Kathy Spirtes

Life in Alaska with Kathy Spirtes

March 11, 2017 2:00 pm

Come travel to Alaska with your personal guide Kathy Spirtes.  She will share pictures and tales from her time living with her family in the far northern reaches of our country.
Afterwards, stay for some light refreshments and take a look at the display of artifacts from her personal collection.
2-3PM

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Paul Moro, A Painter's Journey, 3/15-4/30

Paul Moro, A Painter's Journey, 3/15-4/30

March 15, 2017 11:39 am

Paul Moro, A Painter’s Journey
This landmark exhibition is the first ever retrospective of artist Paul Moro (1886-1953), whose oil paintings showcase a masterful vision of Cape Cod in the early twentieth century.  Cape Cod was an important influence and inspiration to Moro and where he created some of his most memorable works.  This exhibit surveys the body of work he created Including lushly rendered landscapes and energetic genre scenes.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4     Sunday
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Coloring for Adults

Coloring for Adults

March 18, 2017 10:00 am

Drop in for some relaxing coloring in our cozy Art Room, any time between 10 AM and noon. This is a chance for grown-ups to have fun with coloring pages.
We will supply the coloring pages, colored pencils and tea.
You bring your creativity.
10-12 PM

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Opening Reception for Paul Moro, A Painter's Journey, 3/15-4/30

Opening Reception for Paul Moro, A Painter's Journey, 3/15-4/30

March 18, 2017 4:30 pm

Paul Moro, A Painter’s Journey Opening Reception 4:30 to 6:00 PM
This landmark exhibition is the first ever retrospective of artist Paul Moro (1886-1953), whose oil paintings showcase a masterful vision of Cape Cod in the early twentieth century.  Cape Cod was an important influence and inspiration to Moro and where he created some of his most memorable works.  This exhibit surveys the body of work he created Including lushly rendered landscapes and energetic genre scenes.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

CORD: Advocacy in Action with Leslie Kynock

CORD: Advocacy in Action with Leslie Kynock

March 22, 2017 4:00 pm

“The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) has been aggressively working since 1984 to advance the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing people, into mainstream society.” 
Join us at the Cotuit Library as Leslie Kynock discusses the various services and day-to-day activities that CORD provides for their consumers.  We are pleased to host this fantastic organization at our library!  4-5PM

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series: Open Community Concert

Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series: Open Community Concert

March 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Join us for an open recital afternoon for all ages, abilities, and instruments.  Come as a performer and/or an audience member.
Just let us know what instrument and piece of music you would like to share when you sign up.
This series is supported in part by grants from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Mid Cape Cultural Council.  2-3PM


This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Elizabeth Mumford: New Works May 3- June 25

Elizabeth Mumford:  New Works May 3- June 25

May 3, 2017 12:38 pm

May 3 – June 25
Opening reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Liz Mumford’s nostalgic paintings of New England scenes and seaside life reflect a contemporary take on the simple pleasures and traditions of our American heritage. This exhibit highlights both Mumford’s signature style of painted tableaux with lettered borders drawn from such sources of New England wisdom as Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richards Almanac, bible verses, and sea shanties and presents a new direction in her creative work, that of large-scale circular watercolors.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday
Opening reception will be held on Friday May 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Opening Reception for Elizabeth Mumford: New Works May 3- June 25

Opening Reception for Elizabeth Mumford:  New Works May 3- June 25

May 5, 2017 5:30 pm

Opening reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Liz Mumford’s nostalgic paintings of New England scenes and seaside life reflect a contemporary take on the simple pleasures and traditions of our American heritage. This exhibit highlights both Mumford’s signature style of painted tableaux with lettered borders drawn from such sources of New England wisdom as Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richards Almanac, bible verses, and sea shanties and presents a new direction in her creative work, that of large-scale circular watercolors.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Cruise with the Cahoon

Cruise with the Cahoon

June 1, 2017 5:30 pm

Cruise with the Cahoon – Thursday, June 1 (rain date Tuesday, June 6) 5:30-7:30pm
All aboard the Island Queen for a fun and festive cruise in support of the Cahoon Museum!

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Master of the Maritime: James E Buttersworth 6/28-8/20

Master of the Maritime:  James E Buttersworth 6/28-8/20

June 28, 2017 1:01 pm

Master of the Maritime: James E. Buttersworth
June 28 – August 20
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 1 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) is considered among the foremost American ship portraitists of the nineteenth century. This exhibition features examples of his maritime paintings, known for their meticulous detail, dramatic settings, and grace in movement. Buttersworth was born in London to a family of maritime artists and studied with his father, Thomas Buttersworth who was also noted for the genre. This exhibition presents fine examples by both James and Thomas Buttersworth from private collections and museums including paintings from the collection of the Cahoon Museum of American Art.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Opening Reception for Master of the Maritime: James E Buttersworth 6/28-8/20

Opening Reception for Master of the Maritime:  James E Buttersworth 6/28-8/20

July 1, 2017 5:30 pm

Master of the Maritime: James E. Buttersworth-Opening Reception.
June 28 – August 20
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 1 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) is considered among the foremost American ship portraitists of the nineteenth century. This exhibition features examples of his maritime paintings, known for their meticulous detail, dramatic settings, and grace in movement. Buttersworth was born in London to a family of maritime artists and studied with his father, Thomas Buttersworth who was also noted for the genre. This exhibition presents fine examples by both James and Thomas Buttersworth from private collections and museums including paintings from the collection of the Cahoon Museum of American Art.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

The Brush Off

The Brush Off

July 8, 2017

The Brush Off – Saturday, July 8
A day of summer fun celebrating the Cape’s art and artists. This 27th annual art festival features silent and live art auctions, artists painting live on location, food and music on the Cotuit Village Green. Come experience heart-warming community spirit while benefiting the museum!

 

Location: Cotuit Village Green