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

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

Stargazing at Lowell Park w/ Cotuit Library

Stargazing at Lowell Park w/ Cotuit Library

April 3, 2017 7:30 pm

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars at Cotuit’s own Lowell Park!  We’ll have our special guest R.M. Maxwell with us there, who formerly led programs at Mystic Seaport’s Treworgy Planetarium.  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).  Then afterward, join us at the Kettle Ho if you have more questions for Max. 7:30-8:30 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

Steeple Street Poets Open Mic for Poetry

Steeple Street Poets Open Mic for Poetry

April 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Come to the library for a poetry reading/open-mic with Mashpee’s local bards the Steeple Street Poets to celebrate National Poetry Month.
You are encouraged to bring a favorite poem or one you have written, or just come and listen.
To share a poem please register by April 8th.
4/15/17 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

The Friends of Cotuit Library Present: What To Do With All Our Stuff: A Talk and Lunch

The Friends of Cotuit Library Present: What To Do With All Our Stuff: A Talk and Lunch

April 19, 2017 11:30 am

Dave Downs takes a serious topic (clutter control) and offers a light-hearted, enthusiastic and humorous look at how to deal with all our stuff!  He peppers his presentation with personal stories and discusses Americans’ love/hate relationship with our possessions! He will share original tips and easy-to- understand strategies for downsizing that we can all use to begin the process of change.  This will be an upbeat and motivational session. Dave promises we will all come away with useful information and a smile on our faces!  Don’t miss this fun event!
This event is $12 for Members of Friends and $15 for Non-Members, and must be registered for by April 16th by contacting Joanne Miller by phone at 508-420-3431 or email at joanne1044@aol.com.  Can be paid for at the event by cash, credit, or check made out to the Friends of Cotuit Library.

 

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

A Piano Concert w/ Stephanie Emberley

A Piano Concert w/ Stephanie Emberley

April 20, 2017 4:00 pm

Dr. Stephanie A. Emberley will be bringing her amazing piano skills this April to Cotuit Library!  Beginning her classical piano training at the age of three and giving her first solo recital at the age of fifteen, Dr. Emberley has enjoyed an active career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and teacher.  Her performances have taken her throughout the United States, Canada, France and Australia, and have given her the opportunity to play with pianists such as Lori Piitz, Barbara Lister-Sink, Eric Ruple and David Lehman.
4-5 PM

Cotuit library is proud to have Dr. Emberley here for a solo performance as part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series.  This series is supported in part by grants from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Mid Cape Cultural Council.  Come by and listen to her play!

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

 

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

Getting It Done: Coaching You Forward w/ Elizabeth Hall

Getting It Done: Coaching You Forward w/ Elizabeth Hall

April 22, 2017 11:30 am

Dr. Elizabeth Hall has been successfully coaching clients to “Getting It Done” for over twenty years.  She is a professional co-active coach, trained through the Coaches Training Institute, which is considered the “gold standard” of coach training (IOC, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School Affiliate).  She has a doctorate in behavior science, specializing in motivational interventions, and has qualifications in individual and group coaching, personality and interest testing, trauma and crisis response and grief coaching and counseling. 11:30-12:30 PM

Her talk will include learning about being present and attentive to our mind, spirit, heart and body when approaching life choices and change; our life purpose, values, and fulfillment; positive perspectives; and the voice of our saboteur.  Don’t miss out!


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

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