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. 

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

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.

 

Chapman Art Gallery

Chapman Art Gallery

There is no better reminder than a painting created by an artist with their own hands. Most of Steven Chapman's art can bring back a fond and loving memory from the past or dream.  He has brought together some of the most talented artists who bring to the canvas the best New England has to offer. Chapman Art Gallery will be known for not only New England artists but for national and international artists as well.  We will continue to grow with the ever-changing world in which we live by offering art that will satisfy anyone’s palate.

 

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

Cotuit Walking Map

The Cotuit Historic District is a historic district encompassing the heart of the village of Cotuit in Barnstable, Massachusetts. It extends along Main Street from Lowell Street in the north to Sea Street in the south, and includes portions of Ocean View Avenue and properties on adjacent roads. The oldest properties date to the late 18th century (including the c. 1790 Samuel Dottridge House, now a local historical society museum), but saw its greatest development during the height of the area's maritime industry in the mid 19th century.

 

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

Lothrop Hill Cemetery

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

Rev. John Lothropp (1584–1653) — sometimes spelled Lothrop orLathrop — was an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. He was among the first settlers of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Perhaps Lothropp's principal claim to fame is that he was a strong proponent of the idea of the Separation of Church and State (also called "Freedom of Religion"). This idea was considered heretical in England during his time, but eventually became the mainstream view of people in the United States of America, because of the efforts of John Lothropp and others. Lothropp left an indelible mark on the culture of New England, and through that, upon the rest of the country. He has had many notable descendents, including at least 6 US presidents, as well as many other prominent Governors, and government and business people.

 

Map of TOB seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

Map of TOB seven villages and Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

check out....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnstable,_Massachusetts 

http://kennedylegacytrail.com/

 

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

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

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

August 20, 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

Lou Colombo Film 8/20

Lou Colombo Film   8/20

August 20, 2017 2:00 pm

Join us at Cotuit Library to watch a recording of Lou Colombo, the famous Cape Cod-based jazz trumpeter, and his band performing at Sturgis. Members of the original performers will be on hand to share their experiences of working with Lou and playing jazz on Cape Cod.

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

 

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

At Rest, in Flight: Cape Cod Bird Carvings 8/23-10/8

At Rest, in Flight:  Cape Cod Bird Carvings 8/23-10/8

August 23, 2017 1:10 pm

At Rest, In Flight: Cape Cod Bird Carvings
August 23 – October 8
Opening reception will be held on Friday, August 25 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

The art and craft of bird carving has an important history on Cape Cod where the Cape’s rich bird life has drawn both bird watchers and bird carvers alike. This exhibition surveys the history of decoys and the change of the craft into a unique art form. Artists included are considered masters in the field who have the ability to capture wildlife subjects in precise detail, such as historic carvers Eldridge Arnold and A. Elmer Crowell, as well a number of prominent contemporary carvers.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

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

Opening Reception for At Rest, in Flight: Cape Cod Bird Carvings

Opening Reception for At Rest, in Flight:  Cape Cod Bird Carvings

August 25, 2017 5:30 pm

Opening reception will be held on Friday, August 25 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

The art and craft of bird carving has an important history on Cape Cod where the Cape’s rich bird life has drawn both bird watchers and bird carvers alike. This exhibition surveys the history of decoys and the change of the craft into a unique art form. Artists included are considered masters in the field who have the ability to capture wildlife subjects in precise detail, such as historic carvers Eldridge Arnold and A. Elmer Crowell, as well a number of prominent contemporary carvers.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

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

Stargazing at Lowell Park 8/25

Stargazing at Lowell Park   8/25

August 25, 2017 8:00 pm

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars!  This is the first of several stargazing events we’ll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate!  We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and your minds full of wonderment! (although all telescopes will be welcome!).

The rain date for this event is Monday, August 28th @ 8:00 pm.

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

 

Location: Lowell Park, 10 Lowell Ave, Cotuit, MA 02635

Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper 10/11-11/19

Contemporary Silhouettes:  The Art of Cut Paper  10/11-11/19

October 11, 2017 1:19 pm

Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper
October 11 – November 19
Opening reception will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:00pm


Cutting portraits, generally in profile from black card, became popular in the mid-18th century and the tradition has continued into the 21st century. Silhouettes represented a cheap but effective alternative to the portrait miniature. The group of contemporary artists in this exhibit draw upon the tradition of silhouettes as well as many folk traditions for inspiration, including Scherenschnitte, kirigami, Wycinanki, and others to create custom papercuttings, and this exhibit features an abundance of extraordinarily intricate work produced in the art form of cut paper.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

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

Opening Reception for Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper

Opening Reception for Contemporary Silhouettes:  The Art of Cut Paper

October 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper
October 11 – November 19
Opening reception will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:00pm


Cutting portraits, generally in profile from black card, became popular in the mid-18th century and the tradition has continued into the 21st century. Silhouettes represented a cheap but effective alternative to the portrait miniature. The group of contemporary artists in this exhibit draw upon the tradition of silhouettes as well as many folk traditions for inspiration, including Scherenschnitte, kirigami, Wycinanki, and others to create custom papercuttings, and this exhibit features an abundance of extraordinarily intricate work produced in the art form of cut paper.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

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

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum 11/22

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum  11/22

November 22, 2017 11:02 am

Fifth Annual Small Works Show
November 22 – December 23
Opening Reception and Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 1from 5:30 to 7:00pm

This popular invitational exhibit celebrates the high level of creativity of emerging and established local artists; artworks are for sale as a benefit for the Cahoon Museum.  Participating artists are challenged to create works equal to or less than 154 square inches in size. Mediums represented include photography, painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber work, and shell work.

 

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

Opening Reception and Holiday Party for Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum

Opening Reception and Holiday Party for Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum

December 1, 2017 5:30 pm

Opening Reception and Holiday Party for Fifth Annual Small Works Show will be held on Friday, December 1 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

This popular invitational exhibit celebrates the high level of creativity of emerging and established local artists; artworks are for sale as a benefit for the Cahoon Museum.  Participating artists are challenged to create works equal to or less than 154 square inches in size. Mediums represented include photography, painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber work, and shell work.
Show is up from November 22 – December 23

 

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