Holiday Shop Open
The museum’s Chequaquet Gallery will be transformed into a room full of holiday fare / all handmade and decorated by local artisans and enthusiasts. There will be a selection holiday tree ornaments, one of a kind wreaths, and holiday home decorations and gifts. Open during museum regular hours. Support the museum, decorate your home, and bring a friend.
Centerville Historical Museum's store is located in the museum and features contemporary arts and crafts from Cape Cod artists and artisans.
"Where the past and the present meet": We display traditional gifts of our past made by contemporary artisans of our present. These affordable items are handmade and often arise out of historical traditions and origins.
The shop features jewelry, photography, basketry, research and recreational books, paintings, ceramics, woodworks, sandwich glass cup plates, giclee and intaglio prints, tole painted boxes, antiques, sailor's valentine pins and note cards.
CAROL LUMMUS ART
Carol having over twenty-five solo exhibits and artworks in collections around the country; brings to us her wonderful combination of meticulous printmaking expertise and literary wit, resulting in a humorous and unique visual delight.
When Carol is asked to set down her thoughts in words about her work, she struggles: "It IS there... in the prints." And so her artist's statement exists, in almost 300 editions she has produced since 1974 when she purchased her first etching press, and dipped her first copper plate into a Dutch Mordant bath.
Four examples of the wonderful color etchings available in our museum store by artist Carol Lummus
CENTERVILLE HISTORIC LACE
Cape Cod artist Melissa Crim has re-purposed unusable 19th Century lace pieces from the CHM collection and up-cycled them into contemporary jewelry pieces.
The eco-friendly jewelry incorporates re-purposed elements from antique textiles, vintage jewelry. Melissa received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting from Shepherd University. Originally from West Virginia, now residing on Cape Cod, MA.