History with a view

Aquinnah Cultural Center
A model of a traditional winter Wampanoag village on display at the Aquinnah Cultural Center. The model was built by Jannette Vanderhoop and her tribal students. Photos by Alan Brigish

Posted June 21, 2007

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is open once again for the summer season. The Vanderhoop Homestead at the cliffs in Aquinnah is the perfect setting for artifacts of Gay Head life. The typical farmhouse includes furniture and utensils, as well as artwork.

In the coming months, the center will host Wampanoag craft days, storytelling, and house tours.

Aquinnah Cultural Center, Vanderhoop Homestead, open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. A suggested donation of $10 is asked. For more information, call 508-645-7900.

David Vanderhoop
An old photograph of artist David Vanderhoop and his wife.
David Vanderhoop
The artist at work. Easel, brushes, paint box, and oils used by David Vanderhoop. His paintings are on display at the center.
Jannette Vanderhoop
Jannette Vanderhoop in front of her ancestor's photograph, Edwin Devries Vanderhoop, who originally owned the house that is now the Aquinnah Cultural Center.