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Museum Director To Speak about Village History at Woods Hole Science Aquarium

Jennifer Gaines, director of the Woods Hole Historical Museum, will give a public presentation on the coming of science to Woods Hole July 6 at 3 p.m. in the Stephen H. Clark Conference Room in NOAA Fisheries’ Woods Hole Science Aquarium.

Gaines’ presentation, “Little Village, Big Science,” will focus on the men and women who came to Woods Hole in the late 1800s and early 1900s to establish a center for biological research and education. Her talk will be illustrated with historical photographs, many of which will appear in a new exhibit, also titled “Little Village, Big Science,” that will open in the aquarium later this summer.

Gaines is a Rhode Island native and a 30-year resident of Woods Hole. She has been with the Woods Hole Historical Museum for 25 years, beginning as an archivist. She has been executive director and curator since 2005. She has an article on the scientific settling of Woods Hole in the forthcoming issue of Spritsail, a journal of Falmouth history published by the Woods Hole Historical Collection.

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is owned by NOAA Fisheries and operated jointly by NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the Marine Biological Laboratory. During the summer, the aquarium is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and closed on federal holidays.

The Woods Hole Historical Museum is housed in the Bradley House and several other buildings at 579 Woods Hole Road. Built in 1803, the Bradley House has historical exhibits open to the public from mid-June to October, and archives open for researchers year round.
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