Monomoy Orb Project

A Monomoy Community Services Special Event

Looking for an adventure? A keepsake from a favorite vacation? An excuse to get outside? The MONOMOY ORB PROJECT offers all of these and more.  Join locals and visitors of all ages for 



Let the Hunt Begin!

      Beginning early July 2021 through Labor Day, a collection of beautiful, hand-thrown ceramic Orbs designed by local artisan, Susan Dimm Williams, will be secretly scattered at  public spaces, parks, beaches and  nature trails throughout Chatham. All public lands are fair game for finding one of 80 unique, numbered collectibles. 

If you find one, it's yours to keep!

When you find an orb, use the hashtag #monomoyorbproject. Post it on Instagram and tag @monomoycommunityservices

and on Facebook using the tag @monomoyserviceschatham.


Be sure to post the number of the orb you found and where you found it!

** If you don't use social media, feel free to shoot us an email at with a picture of the orb! **

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for clues, updates and highlights! 

How'd this come to Life?

Chatham resident, Graeme MIlley, came across a remarkable tradition on Block Island, where each summer, incredibly beautiful handblown glass orbs are placed out in the community and surrounding areas to the delight of residents and Island guests.


Graeme thought a Chatham version of the Block Island adventure would be a wonderful way to celebrate Chatham and the things we love most about it.

Orbs may be found, in plain view, at any Chatham Open Space or Recreations Area


Located Orbs

Orb #10

Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021

Location: Godfrey Windmill, Chase Park

Found By: Gayle K. & Joyce K.

Orb #3

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Location: Ridgevale Beach

Found By: Katie & Hattie G.

Orb #18

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Location: Captain George N. Harding Conservation Area

Found By: Jan G.

Orb #15

Date: Monday, July 12th, 2021

Location: WWI Memorial (downtown Chatham) 

Found By: Anne K.

Orb #1

Date: Friday, July 16, 2021

Location: Bike Path by CQX

Found By: Patti Y.

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Orb #17

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Location: Mill Pond

Found By: Jamie C.

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This project is organized by Monomoy Community Services and funded by generous donations from local businesses, individuals and supporters. 

Please consider a donation to help us grow this into an annual event. 

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