Silent Auction at Hiaghland House!

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Silent Auction – Fish becomes Art

Hand made pine fish have been transformed into fish masterpieces by over 50 local artists who have donated them to the Truro Historical Society for a silent auction.  The fish art will be on diplay and available for bidding in the foyer of the Highland House Museum starting on June 27 through August 8, 2015 (6PM). All proceeds […]

Current Exhibition at Highland House Museum


Draggers, Trawlers and Traps: A Century of Fishing on the Outer Cape

June 27 - September 30 "Draggers, Trawlers and Traps:  A Century of Fishing on the Outer Cape" is a multi-faceted exhibit celebrating the history and legacy of Outer Cape fishermen and the unique history of Truro’s by-gone trap fishing industry. This exhibition features hand-built scale models by North Truro fisherman Alfred J. Silva and son Mark Silva. These intricate wooden boat models were built between the 1950s and the present day. … [Read More...]

Annual Highland House Gala!

Save the Date, August 8!!

painting-14Fundraising dinner and silent auction:  Our annual fundraising event is a gala dinner and silent auction at the Highland House Museum. The silent auction, open to the public from June 27 – August 8 at 6 PM, involves local artists’ transforming (painting, carving, etching, or otherwise modifying) a 20 x 5-inch wooden fish blanks into works of art. A cocktail reception and sit-down dinner for 100 guests will be served by Cosmos Catering. Pre- and post-dinner entertainment will be by Denya LeVine & Julie Charland and will feature sea shanties and other songs of the sea. Click here to purchase tickets.


Shipwreck Presentations on Thursdays!

Join Dan Sanders, ship model builder and expert on Cape Cod shipwrecks in the Shipwreck Room at Highland House Museum for a lively presentation on Truro’s rich maritime history. Available for discussions every Thursday from 1-3pm.

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Participate in Truro's rich local history and learn about subjects that connect Truro to the outside world. This summer … [Read More...]