On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Truro Historical Society, I want to welcome you to our 50th season! We will be celebrating this important landmark all summer with two special exhibitions at the Highland House Museum.
The season will begin on June 1st with our extremely well received “Living Legacy” exhibition. This collection of large format black and white portraits of Truro elders shot by photographer and artist, Mason Morfit, is accompanied by personal stories and memories of Truro from live interviews conducted by Ellen Anthony. The project, which is in its third year, is funded by a grant from Truro Treasures and continues the important work and project begun by Helena Snow in the 1980’s.
Beginning on July 1st, we will present “As They Saw It: Artists of Truro”, a comprehensive exhibition of historic works by 20 noted “Truro” artists who were inspired to create paintings over the last 100 years. These paintings, gathered from the collection of the Truro Historical Society and borrowed from Napi VanDereck, Diana Worthington, and other local collectors, pay tribute to the many men and women who found inspiration in Truro. Through this exhibition, we hope that you will join us in celebrating, through art, the colorful history of Truro.
Along with these special exhibitions, we hope you will be impressed with the updates and improvements we’ve been making at the Highland House Museum as well. New lighting and ceiling fans, an updated Shipwreck Room, including a new exhibit entitled “Lost at Sea: 20th Century Shipwrecks”, sponsored by Seamen’s Bank, and the opening of our Hopper Room are a few of the highlights.
I hope that you will join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Truro Vineyards on July 22nd from 6-9 PM. For more information about this and all of our programs and events, please visit our website at www.trurohistoricalsociety.org.
Susan Howe, President 2017