Cahoon Museum of American Art, Barnstable

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  • Small, but very nice historic local museum. Small fee for entry and several rooms dedicated to the family founders of the homestead, turned museum. Whimsical and historic artwork and decorated floors....  more »
  • I had a fabulous day at the Cahoon Museum and heard a very interesting talk on the history of Sailor Valentines and how they were made by a renown artist, Sandi Blanda. Her work is exquisite! (tiny...  more »
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  • You'll realize when you see them that you have seen drawings and paintings by the Cahoons before or at least ones that were inspired by them. The mermaids in the kitchen with Julia Child as a mermaid is definitely a must-see. Reading about their seashell art it might sound kind of hokey but they are amazing, beautiful and so intricate. Prepare to be fascinated,and you may very well want to bring home a unique souvenir from their gift shop.
  • Quaint little museum. We went to see the Sailors Valentine exhibit, make sure to catch it before it ends in early September. They are charming.

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