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.
 

 

Map of the Seven Villages

Map of the Seven Villages

This map includes all seven villages, downtown Hyannis, Main Street Barnstable Village, and the Kennedy Legacy Trail.

 

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

Library Tech Class 2/28

Library Tech Class 2/28

February 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Cotuit Library is now doing in-house tech classes on the last Wednesday of every month, 1:00 – 2:00 PM. This month we will be discussing the basic know-how’s of Google’s emailing platform, Gmail. We request that you bring your own personal devices to practice on, but laptops are available for use at the library for those who need them.

Registration is required for attendance; maximum of 8 people per class.

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

 

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

Movie: Soundtrack for a Revolution 2/28

Movie: Soundtrack for a Revolution  2/28

February 28, 2018 3:00 pm

“Bill Guttentag’s documentary examines the importance of music during the U.S. civil rights movement that took place during the 1950s and ‘60s. The various sit-ins and public demonstrations of the era incorporated protest songs, folk tunes and spirituals, music that was a crucial part of the movement. Guttentag uses archival footage and interviews to connect specific songs (covered by artists including the Roots and John Legend) to specific events, such as the Montgomery bus boycott.” (www.google.com)

This movie presentation is part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series, supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Mid Cape Cultural Council, and the Kirkman Trust.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.
3-5 PM

 

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

Dan Logan Author Talk: The Dance Dragon 2/28

Dan Logan Author Talk: The Dance Dragon 2/28

February 28, 2018 4:00 pm

“After a lifetime of avoiding dance at weddings and social gatherings, Dan Logan finds himself trapped. His daughter, a ballet aficionado, was getting married. A father-daughter dance was inevitable. He confronts his fear of dance and finds the courage to walk in a ballroom dance studio, meets Melissa the instructor, and his life changes.

At the wedding, Dan discovers there are moments when he enjoys dancing and he decides he must face the dance dragon and make a serious effort to learn. His journey takes him into a world of dance studios and clubs, where he dances with hundreds of women, travels to rural Cuba and eventually Washington D.C for a competitive performance for his final confrontation with the dragon.

Author Bio: The Dance Dragon is Dan Logan’s first novel. He grew up in Boston, graduated with a major in American history from the University of Notre Dame, spent three years in the U.S Military and received an M.B.A. in marketing research from New York University

After 12 years working at a large global advertising firm in New York at the end of the Mad Men era, Dan moved back to Boston and started his own advertising and communication firm. Dan and his wife Eileen live on the Boston waterfront” (www.amazon.com).

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

 

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

Camino Film: The Knights Templar 3/3

Camino Film: The Knights Templar 3/3

March 3, 2018 1:00 pm

As the Camino de Cotuit continues, we will take a look at the documentary The Knights Templar done by the History Channel in their DVD collection The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross:

“Once ferocious sword-wielding monks charged with protecting the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Knights Templar met defeat at the end of the Crusades, although their influence could be felt throughout the course of history. With clues from ancient documents and artifacts, and the scholarship of leading historians, The Knights Templar brings to light the fantastic origins and mysteries of the Crusade’s mightiest warriors” (The History Channel).
3/3   1PM

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

 

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

Pilgrims' Feast at the Cotuit Library 3/9

Pilgrims' Feast at the Cotuit Library 3/9

March 9, 2018 4:00 pm

For all of our Cotuit pilgrims, end of the road is in sight, and we finally come to the end of our Camino de Cotuit programming. What better way to bring such a pilgrimage to a close than with a Pilgrims’ Feast! We will be serving traditional Spanish tapas, cheeses, wine, some Spanish garlic soup, and St. James’ Cake. There will be prizes presented to our First Place Walker and our First Place Reader, as well as a prize for our raffle drawing. Enjoy some food, drink, and celebrate a pilgrimage well-done with us here at Cotuit Library!
3/9 4PM

This feast is for registered Camino de Cotuit participants only. No walk-ins, and please register for this event with the 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

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens 3/9

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents

March 9, 2018 7:30 pm

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as largely told from Judas’ perspective. The Tony Award-winning score includes hit songs “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” “Heaven on Their Minds,” “Everything’s Alright,” “King Herod’s Song,” and “Superstar.”
Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
Directed by Stephen Colella and Rebecca Riley, Music Direction by Malcolm Granger, Choreography by Laura Shea.
March 9-25, Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm
March 29-31, Thu-Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2:00pm

TICKETS:
General Admission Tickets: $35
$33 seniors/veterans
$30 members
Premium Seating: $70 ($30 for Center Circle Members)

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Royston Nash Movie: Topsy-Turvy 3/14

Royston Nash Movie: Topsy-Turvy 3/14

March 14, 2018 3:00 pm

“Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado” (imdb.com).

This movie presentation is part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series, supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Mid Cape Cultural Council, and the Kirkman Trust.
3/14 3-5 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

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents 2nd Wednesday Theater 3/14

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents 2nd Wednesday Theater 3/14

March 14, 2018 7:30 pm

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

On March 14, we will feature a staged reading of the screenplay for John Ford’s The Quiet Man. After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton (played by John Wayne in the film) leaves America and returns to his native Ireland, hoping buy his family’s homestead and live in peace. In doing so, he runs afoul of Will Danaher, who long coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery sister Mary Kate begins a romance with Sean, and refuses to hand over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the marriage until Sean retrieves the money.
Weds., March 14, at 7:30pm in the Main Performance Space
FREE admission and $5.00 wine

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA

Ruby Rose Fox in Concert at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 3/15

Ruby Rose Fox in Concert at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 3/15

March 15, 2018 11:51 am

March 15

Cotuit Center for the Arts is thrilled to present a concert by Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul-­driven, edgy indie-pop, whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room. The Boston Herald describes Ruby Rose Fox’s music as “ arty, edgy rock ‘n’ roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time… [and seems] to come from another scene, another world.” Her debut album, “Domestic” was released in 2016 and reached #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.  In 2017, Ruby was awarded a grant from The Boston Foundation and will release her sophomore record Blood Brothers in 2018. Also in 2017, Ruby started “Gifted,” a program that offers children voice lessons who could not otherwise afford them.
Thursday, March 15 at 7:30pm
Tickets $35, $32 for seniors/veterans, $30 for members

 

Alastair Moock at the Cotuit Library 3/25

Alastair Moock at the Cotuit Library 3/25

March 25, 2018 1:00 pm

“Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado” (imdb.com).

This movie presentation is part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series, supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Mid Cape Cultural Council, and the Kirkman Trust.
3/25 1PM

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

 

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

Library Tech Class at the Cotuit Library 3/28

Library Tech Class at the Cotuit Library 3/28

March 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Cotuit Library is now doing in-house tech classes on the last Wednesday of every month. This month we will be discussing the basic know-how’s of the social media giant, Twitter. We request that you bring your own personal devices to practice on, but laptops are available for use at the library for those who need them.
3/28 1PM

Registration is required for attendance; maximum of 8 people per class.

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 Movie: A Night at the Opera 3/28

Royston Nash Movie: A Night at the Opera 3/28

March 28, 2018 3:00 pm

A classic movie from the Marx Brothers, 1935’s A Night at the Opera is about: “A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies” (imdb.com).

This movie presentation is part of our Royston Nash Music Appreciation Series, supported in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Mid Cape Cultural Council, and the Kirkman Trust.
3/28 3-5PM

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

 

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

Xylophonia - Ragtime Marimba Band at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 3/28

Xylophonia - Ragtime Marimba Band at the Cotuit Center for the Arts 3/28

March 28, 2018 7:30 pm

XYLOPHONIA celebrates the golden age of the xylophone during the 1920’s and 1930’s, and especially the music of George Hamilton Green, the greatest xylophone virtuoso of his time. Green was also a prolific composer, arranger and recording artist, and a hugely influential teacher and instrument designer. Along with his brother Joseph Green, and other great xylophonists such as Sammy Herman, Harry Breuer and Red Norvo, George Hamilton Green made the xylophone a favorite and much-respected presence on both the concert and vaudeville stages.  The xylophone was a perfect medium for the popular ragtime and dance music of the day, for radio, silent movies, and for the early acoustic recording process.

XYLOPHONIA is a group of 5 professional percussionists who perform these famous xylophone solos accompanied by four players on two marimbas. (The group takes its name from the title of one of Joseph Green’s famous compositions.)
Musicians:
Amy Lynn Barber
Victoria Chang
Paul Gross
Ian Hale
Mark Prall
XYLOPHONIA
Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30pm
on the main stage
Tickets $25, $20 for members, $23 for seniors/veterans

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA