Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Friends General Information

July 2017        Pave a Path to Nature Education

The Friends of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster invite the public to help Pave a Path to Nature Education through the newly planted, wildlife friendly Bobbie Williams Garden at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

Inscribed bricks will be added to the sidewalk that leads through the Bobbie Williams Garden to the door of one of the KidSummer Classrooms. Each brick is $100, and the proceeds benefit the Museum’s mission and education programs. Bobbie Williams was a longtime Volunteer and Friend of CCMNH who played an important role in developing the Museum’s educational programs for both children and adults.

The Friends of CCMNH re-designed the garden to demonstrate that native plants can make a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing garden while at the same time helping wildlife. Every plant is native to Cape Cod or the northeast, and has been selected because it provides food or shelter to one or more of the wild birds, mammals, and insects that call Cape Cod home. The Gardens of CCMNH also include the Rain Garden, Butterfly House & Pollinator Path, The Troll, and the Lyn Peabody Wildflower Garden; all are included with Museum admission.

If you would like to help Pave a Path to Nature Education,

order forms for inscribed bricks are available at the Museum,

or you can visit

for a printable form. 


The Friends exist to support the Mission of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History by providing educational and social events which enhance the volunteer experience.  The Friends meet monthly, October through May, with informative noontime programs and speakers.  In addition, opportunities for Friends Members to visit on-Cape and off-Cape destinations are offered, usually one in the fall and one in the spring.  Programs are designed to be both educational and fun.  Friends members may choose to participate in fund-raising activities and provide volunteer time to support the mission of the Museum throughout the Cape Cod community.  Membership is $15 for a single membership or $25 a couple for each calendar year.

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2017 Friends Executive Board

    President: Bill Barber

    Vice President: Alice Berry

    Secretary: Terry Cordner

    Treasurer: George Tyner



    Anne Best

    Fred Budreski

    Ruth Courtnell

    Jan Evans

    Lois Katanik

    Myles Marcus

    Julie O’Neil

    Alison Rilling