About Us

   The Chatham Windmill Group began in 2009 when Frank Messina, a member of the Chatham Historical Commission, spearheaded a movement to restore the windmill in time for Chatham’s 300th anniversary in 2012.  
   In the six decades the windmill has been owned by the town of Chatham, it has undergone several restorations with intervening periods of benign neglect.  By 2009 the mill had become an under-appreciated and under-utilized relic. Messina formed a group of volunteers (the Chatham Windmill Group) who worked cooperatively with Chatham's Parks and Recreation Dept. to bring the mill back to its former glory and to increase public awareness of one of the town's oldest and most historic buildings. 
   As a result of the efforts of the Town of Chatham and the Chatham Windmill Group, the windmill is now fully restored and is currently the only windmill on Cape Cod that (on special "Grinding Days") is set in motion and grinds corn - just as it did in the 18th and 19th centuries.
   The Windmill Group and the Parks and Recreation Dept. continue to work closely together to ensure that the mill remains one of Chatham's enduring treasures.
Join Us
Share your enthusiasm!  We are always happy to welcome volunteers to help raise public awareness of the windmill, to support its programs, and to help sustain the mill's vital role as a part of Chatham's living history.   If you would like to help, please contact the Chatham Windmill Group: ChathamWindmill@gmail.com
 

For those who are interested in the preservation and maintenance of the Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, please consider a donation to:

 
Chatham Windmill Group
c/o The Chatham Parks and Recreation Department
549 Main Street
Chatham, MA  02633
 

Contact Us

 

Email:  ChathamWindmill@gmail.com

Telephone:  508 945-5175

 

Mailing address:

Chatham Windmill Group

c/o The Chatham Parks and Recreation Department
549 Main Street
Chatham, MA  02633

Fond memories of the mill?

We would love to hear about them!  Please send them to us at:  ChathamWindmill@gmail.com

Visit Us at:

Chase Park

125 Shattuck Place

Chatham, Massachusetts

USA

(1/4 mile from the intersection of Main and Cross Streets)

 

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Links:

for additional information about the Godfrey Windmill

and other places of interest in Chatham, visit:

 

Mobile Chatham

 

Historic Chatham

 

eTourChatham: Godfrey

  Windmill

 

Chatham Walks - historic walking tour of downtown Chatham 

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