Art of Knots

The Mattapoisett Historical Society will open for the season on July 5 at 1:00 pm. This summer, the Mattapoisett Historical Society will explore “The Art of Knots” in a special summer exhibit featuring nautical knot work inspired by Clifford Ashley’s The Ashley Book of Knots. The exhibit will also explore the “feminine” side of knots with beautiful examples of lace, crochet work, and bead work. The permanent exhibits feature artifacts from Mattapoisett’s whaling days, fine furniture, antique toys, and artifacts from Mattapoisett’s agricultural past. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00-4:00 pm. Admission is free for members and guests. All others are $3 for adults and $1 for children 3-12.

New this summer, the Historical Society will also be offering a Walking Tour of the Waterfront every first and third Saturday of the month. The tour will leave at 2 pm from the Mattapoisett Historical Society and will explore our town and its role in building the whalers for Nantucket and New Bedford. Explore the waterfront streets and wharves where the action took place. Tour is free with Museum Admission.

Be sure to visit the museum this summer to enjoy the often overlooked intricate art of knot tying.

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