Summer Events: 2017

Next Open House Tuesday, May 30, 11AM – 4PM At Hatch House

Open Houses: Free and open to the public

Hatch House
The Cape Cod Modern House Trust invites you to visit the restored Hatch House, created in 1961 by local modern designer Jack Hall.
In 2013, after the house was leased to the Trust by the National Park Service, it was fully restored and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sitting above Cape Cod Bay in the unspoiled National Seashore, this radical structure illustrates Hall’s interest in modular, pre-fab housing and an intimate engagement with the nature. The restoration was a collaboration between the Trust, the Cape Cod National Seashore, and the voters of Wellfleet who supported the project through Community Preservation Act funding.
The house also serves as a platform for the Trust’s artist/scholar residencies every spring and fall.
This year we are hosting an art/science collaboration residency in which artists will be paired with Park staff scientists doing field research.
For more info on open houses, Sunday tours and the art/science residency, scroll down to Upcoming Events at:
Tuesday, May 30, 11AM to 4PM
Hatch House
309 Bond Brook Way, Wellfleet
Due to very limited parking, able bodied visitors are asked to park on Bound Brook Island Rd., where paving ends in front of the Atwood Higgins House, and walk from there to the house. ( about a 15 min. walk )
Please park on the left side ( same side at the Atwood Higgins House ) with the car facing downhill.
Those with mobility limitations can drive to the house and park.

Directions: From Orleans:From Orleans, take Rte. 6 to the Wellfleet / Truro line, then take a left onto Pamet Point Rd.
Go about 1.25 miles. At the end, bear left onto Old County Rd. (also known as Pole Dike rd.) Take first right on to Bound Brook Island Rd.
At the top of the hill, where paving ends, park and continue on foot for about .5 miles. Take the first right onto Bound Brook Way.
(there is a sign on an oar that say’s Mulligan and one that says Hatch)
Walk about .5 miles (twisty dirt rd.) Look for Hatch sign on the left.

Note: Please do not visit the house on days other than the open house as it will be occupied.
More open houses in the fall, to be announced.

If you have questions call Peter at 774 722 4944.

Certain Sundays June through September

Sunday House Tours

Including our three restored houses: Kugel/Gips House, the Weidlinger House  and the Hatch House.
11am – 2pm
June 11th & 25th (June 25th sold out)
July 16th & 30th
August 27th
September 10th
For reservations and more info, email Betsy at:
Space is limited so plan ahead!

Summer and Fall

Art/Science Collaborations

Our 2017 Residency

This year CCMHT and the National Park Service (NPS) are collaborating on a residency that invites ten artists to work alongside NPS scientists in the field.
2017 Art / Science Collaborations
This year the Cape Cod Modern House Trust (CCMHT) and the National Park Service (NPS) are hosting a residency that invites artists to work alongside NPS scientists in the field.
Guest curators, Dylan Gauthier and Kendra Sullivan, visual artists and members of the Brooklyn-based art collective Mare Liberum.have selected a group of ten artists and writers working at the intersections of art, science, ecology, and land and water based practices.  The visiting artists will spend two weeks in May and two in October in the modern houses, (owned by the NPS and restored by CCMHT) with public presentations of their work to follow.
From mapping the sea floor and tracking the health of marshlands, to studying Hognose snakes and Spadefoot toads, there are over 70 science research projects going on at any given time in the Cape Cod National Seashore. The Modern houses (owned by the NPS and restored by CCMHT) also served as laboratories, for their original inhabitants who sought empirical data to inform new approaches to visual art, curation, and the design of furniture, housing and urban spaces. This mid-century creative community that worked and shared ideas in the Cape’s piney woods and isolated beaches included: Marcel Breuer, Serge Chermayeff,  Olav Hammarstrom, Paul Weidlinger, Walter Gropius, Xanti Schawinsky, Konrad Wachsmann, Constantino Nivola, the Saarinen and Kepes families and Florence and Hans Knoll, among others.
This project was organized by Peter McMahon, Executive Director of CCMHT and Principal of PM Design in South Wellfleet in the spirit of artist and MIT professor, Gyorgy Kepes, who sought to bridge the gaps between art, design and hard science to catalyze fresh insight.
Participating Artists:
Jean Barberis
Torkwase Dyson
Joshua Edwards
Dylan Gauthier
Marie Lorenz
Nancy Nowacek
Kendra Sullivan
Jeff Williams
Lynn Xu
Marina Zurkow
Mark Adams, artist and NPS staff cartographer is facilitating engagement with the NPS.

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