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.

 

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

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.
 

 

William Morse Fire Museum

William Morse 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.  The attached Fire Museum houses the oldest mechanized fire engine on Cape Cod along with antique fire fighting apparatus.

 

Upcoming events in Cotuit

Night Music at The Chapman Art Gallery 10/7-18

Night Music at The Chapman Art Gallery 10/7-18

October 18, 2017 1:11 pm

“Night Music,” a series of paintings by Kay Ritter illustrating a charming story poem she wrote for children.

Night Music
The sun descends
Musicians rise.
They comb their hair,
They tie their ties.
When twilight falls the players meet.
Tonight’s quartet is now complete.
Down the lane they softly tread,
Sonatas stirring in their heads.
A forest clearing is the site,
For music offered to the night.
As tunes and rhythms cast their spell,
The audience begins to swell.
The music soars and with a sigh,
Embraces creatures, trees and sky.
A perfect moment all are one.
The harmony of earth is sung.
They take a bow and feel renewed.
A rose expresses gratitude.
Picking up, prepared to leave,
A thread of silence starts to weave.
With dawn now breaking in the east,
They wander home, their hearts at peace.
Call 508-681-8170

 

Location: Chapman Art Gallery, 5 Main Street Cotuit, MA

Create Your Own Scarecrow in Cotuit 10/21

Create Your Own Scarecrow in Cotuit 10/21

October 21, 2017 10:30 am

Got some old, raggedy clothes lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Bring them down to Cotuit Library in the children’s room and create your own scarecrow with them! You bring the clothes, we’ll bring the stuffing. Then, when you’re done, your scarecrows will be displayed on the library front lawn for one week while the community votes for their favorite one. First, second, and third place prizes will be handed out when you pick up your pumpkin a week later on October 28th, between 9:30 and 3:30. Bring them home to decorate your lawn for Halloween!

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

 

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

Express the essence in landscapes at The Chapman Art Gallery 10/21-11/3

Express the essence in landscapes at The Chapman Art Gallery 10/21-11/3

October 21, 2017 1:14 pm

Karen Crocker, Carole Garvey and Mary Moquin, three artists who seek to express the essence in landscapes.
Call 508-681-8170

 

Location: Chapman Art Gallery, 5 Main Street Cotuit, MA

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

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

October 21, 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

Cotuit Archaeology with Craig Chartier 10/21

Cotuit Archaeology with Craig Chartier 10/21

October 21, 2017 2:00 pm

October is the month of Archaeology, and on International Archaeology Day Cotuit Library is pleased to host Craig Chartier as he talks about archaeology and Cotuit.  Craig has worked on numerous projects on Cape Cod, and will show us how they relate to our lovely village of Cotuit.  On a day when the world is taking a look back on its history, this is a program you don’t want to miss!
10/21 2-3 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

Paintings by Richard Whitten at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 9/23-10/28

Paintings by Richard Whitten at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 9/23-10/28

October 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Paintings by Richard Whitten
Matt Brand/Zintaglio Arts: Phantasmagoria
EXHIBIT DATES:  September 23-October 28, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK:
September 23, 5:00-7:00pm
Please join us for a talk with the artists at 5pm
followed by a reception.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival: CHARGED: THE EDUARDO GARCIA STORY 10/22

Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival: CHARGED: THE EDUARDO GARCIA STORY 10/22

October 22, 2017 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m
CHARGED:  The Eduardo Garcia Story
Feature Documentary by Phillip Baribeau (86 mins.)
Best of the Fest Audience Award WHFF 2017
While hiking in the back country of Montana, successful chef and adventurer, Eduardo Garcia’s life was forever changed when he was shocked with 2400 volts of electricity in a freak accident. Garcia lost his left hand, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life. Through the caregiving and patience of his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Jane, he was nursed back to health and learned to embrace his past, his family, and his future. CHARGED is a survival and love story unlike any other.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Stargazing at Lowell Park 10/25

Stargazing at Lowell Park 10/25

October 25, 2017 6:30 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 Wednesday, October 25th @ 6:30 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

Haunted Stacks: A Slightly Spooky Walk in Cotuit 10/28

Haunted Stacks: A Slightly Spooky Walk in Cotuit 10/28

October 28, 2017 1:30 pm

The book shelves in Cotuit Library’s basement have been taken over by creatures of the night! You can pay them a visit during our family-friendly spook walk, and get something sweet as well. Come celebrate the Halloween season with Cotuit Library!

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

 

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

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/2

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/2

November 2, 2017 7:30 pm

Celebrate love, life, and the connections we have with one another! 

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell (Side Show, Unexpected Joy) and music by Janet Hood.


The work is inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology.” The piece was developed in the late 1980s and was originally titled “The Quilt.”

Dramatic, powerful and emotionally intense, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens celebrates those have lost their lives to AIDS. Through a series of heart-rending monologues, hear the struggles of various people who have battled with the disease. Each coming from very different walks of life, every character has their own unique story to share, but one tragic link in common. Interspersing these stories are the poignant and uplifting songs from the victims’ loved ones, reminding us that AIDS affects the lives of more than the individual sufferers.

Stage and Music Direction by Katie Lynch Koglin

Reviews:

“Generates a feeling of love, humanity and common cause that sends you out glowing.” - Glasgow Herald

“Immensely powerful…. The songs are uniformly good; the final song is sensational.” - Financial Times

“It is an elegy, not just to ‘Angels, punks and raging queens’, but to suffering and togetherness.” - The Times

“Bursts with humour, rage and hope.” - Backstage

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens|
In the Black Box Theater
November 2-19
Thurs-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2PM
Tickets $18, $15 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Jason Eldredge and Theodore Ladd at The Chapman Art Gallery 11/4-11/17

Jason Eldredge and Theodore Ladd at The Chapman Art Gallery 11/4-11/17

November 4, 2017 1:17 pm

Paintings by Jason Eldredge and Theodore Ladd
Call 508-681-8170

 

Location: Chapman Art Gallery, 5 Main Street Cotuit, MA

Rhythm Future Quartet at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/4

Rhythm Future Quartet at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/4

November 4, 2017 7:30 pm

Rhythm Future Quartet
November 4
“DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW, PEOPLE!!” - David Kuehn  
When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Money Shot at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/8

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Money Shot at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/8

November 8, 2017 7:30 pm

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. November 8 we present The Money Shot, by Neil LaBute.
This raunchy, acerbic Hollywood satire presents four characters perched on the showbiz power ladder. Two screen idols past their peak and in desperate need of a hit assemble to discuss a sensitive professional matter with their respective partners. The scene they’ll be shooting together the next day will be climactic in more ways than one, as their psychotic director wants them to have real, honest-to-badness sex on camera. (The term “money shot” comes from pornographic film.) But before they commit their coupling to digital eternity, they want to clear it with their partners. The meeting starts nasty, turns nastier and finally segues into no-holds-barred and often hilarious confrontation.

Written by Neil LaBute, directed by Carol McManus.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30pm
on the Main Stage
FREE admission!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Annual Member, Student, and Faculty Exhibit at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/11

Annual Member, Student, and Faculty Exhibit at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/11

November 11, 2017 12:35 pm

Annual Member, Student, and Faculty Exhibit

Exhibit dates: November 11 - December 30, 2017
Opening Reception November 11, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Drop-off day is Monday, November 6. 10:00am-4:00pm
One work per person.
No submission fee.
2D and 3D works accepted/ No size limitation.
An exhibit celebration our creative and supportive membership base.  One work may be submitted and will featured in this exhibit. This annual event allows us to say “thank you” to our artistic community.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Annie at The Cotuit Center for the Arts Opens 11/21

Annie at The Cotuit Center for the Arts Opens 11/21

November 21, 2017 7:00 pm

The timeless story. The classic characters. The unforgettable songs. The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.  Join Annie on her spirited journey from a next-to-nothing start at an orphanage run by the wickedly funny Miss Hannigan to finding her ideal family with big-hearted billionaire Daddy Warbucks.
Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan.
Directed by Jay Stewart
Music Direction by Leisl Keller
Choreography by Melissa Hallett and Michele Colley
November 21 - December 17, 2017
Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00pm
November 24-December 17
Thursday, Friday – 7:00pm
Saturday – 5:00pm
Sunday – 2:00pm
Tickets: $30, $28 seniors/veterans, $25 members, $15 students

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

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

Good Things in Small Packages at The Chapman Art Gallery 12/2-12/31

Good Things in Small Packages at The Chapman Art Gallery 12/2-12/31

December 2, 2017 1:21 pm

“Good Things in Small Packages” is — you guessed it! — the inevitable, but always popular small works holiday show.
Call 508-681-8170

 

Location: Chapman Art Gallery, 5 Main Street Cotuit, MA

Tom Rush in Concert at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/05

Tom Rush in Concert at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/05

December 5, 2017 7:30 pm

A folk legend who combines great songs and stories for a wonderful night of music. Always a sell out!
Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ‘60s and the renaissance of the ‘80s and ‘90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

6th Annual Ukulele Festival at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/9

6th Annual Ukulele Festival at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/9

December 9, 2017 1:00 pm

Join us for this celebration of the ukulele, with some of the Cape’s best ukers!  After performances by local Uke talents, the “Uke-A-Long” closes the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele.
Song charts will be available soon. There is a short rehearsal one hour before showtime. All ages and abilities are welcome. AND admission is free if you bring your ukulele and participate!
Saturday afternoon, December 9 at 1pm
$20 general admission
Admission is free if you bring your ukulele and join the Uke-A-Long!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents"Studio Series"at Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/13

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents

December 13, 2017 7:30 pm

December 13

A monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

Weds., December 13, at 7:30pm in the Main Performance Space
FREE admission and $5.00 wine

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

December 19, 2017 7:30 pm

A Christmas Carol
December 19-21

The spirit of the season comes to life in this magical one-person performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Barnstable native Neil McGarry brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday tale of redemption to the main stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

A Christmas Carol
On the Main Stage
Tues-Thurs, December 19-21, 2017
Tickets $25, $20 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Chandler Travis Philharmonic at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/29

Chandler Travis Philharmonic at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/29

December 29, 2017 7:30 pm

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA