Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Learning Series
Replay of:
Chatham History Weekend
Virtual Bus Tour

Take a guided tour of Historic Chatham's museums and historic sites



When: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: 2 PM
Cost: Free
Reservations: Reservations required through the Learning Series
Format: A recording of the June 2020 Virtual Bus Tour will be shown, with live introduction and Q&A by tour guide Ron Clark. The original tour was a live web-based seminar (“Webinar”) using Zoom technology. A combination of live speakers and videos clips provided the virtual experience of taking a bus tour around Chatham's historic heritage.
This Learning Series class will replay the Virtual Bus Tour from Chatham History Weekend in June 2020. The original description of the tour appears below:

Take a guided tour of Historic Chatham's museums and Historic Sites on Saturday of History Weekend.
In 2019, Historic Chatham introduced a very successful bus tour of Chatham on History Weekend. This year, a similar but expanded tour goes virtual.

Tour Schedule: The virtual tour will depart from Depot Rd. next to the Chatham Railroad Museum. The tour will make an approximately 90-minute circuit around Historic Chatham, with tour guide narration and stops at the following locations, where a local guide from the museum / site will join the virtual tour for a brief introduction to each site, with visuals.
  • Eldredge Public Library
  • Chatham Conservation Foundation's Mayo House
  • Chatham Godfrey Windmill
  • Atwood Museum
  • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
  • Chatham Lighthouse
  • Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum
  • Nickerson Family Association's Caleb Nickerson House
  • Chatham Railroad Museum
In addition, the tour route will pass by other historic sites, including the Atwood School, the Champlain Monument, and a variety of less-well-known hidden gem historic locations in the town.

Special Guest: Tim Wood, creator of the Chatham Walks Main St. walking tour will join us at an extra stop for a couple of Tim's favorite Main St. stories.