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May 2021

Tim Richards: “Discovering a Tide Mill in Truro”

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tim Richards: “Discovering a Tide Mill in Truro” May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm When Tim Richards and Meg Clarke bought a home on Mill Pond Road in 2017, they wondered about the meaning of the name 'Mill Pond.' From Cobb Archive records, they learned that a tide-powered mill operated on the pond from about 1790 to the 1860s.  In this webinar, Tim will share his voyage of discovery about the Truro Tide Mill--the people who owned and operated it, the mill's place in the fabric of the…

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C.L. Fornari: “Growing Plants on Cape Cod”

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 26, 5 PM C.L. Fornari: “Growing Plants on Cape Cod” In her talk about gardening on Cape Cod, C.L. Fornari will discuss how planting here has changed in the past 20 years. You'll learn about some great new plants, how our perspective on some plants has changed, some new pests and problems, and why you can't prune your blue hydrangeas to make them shorter. Discover some weed-smothering perennials and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. You'll have a chance to…

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June 2021

Jennifer Weston: “Reviving the Wampanoag Language”

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, June 9, 5 PM Jennifer Weston: “Reviving the Wampanoag Language” Jennifer Weston (Hunkpapa Lakota of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) has served as director of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project since 2013.  Through Weston's collaborative leadership, WLRP opened Mukayuhsak Weekuw (The Children's House), a Montessori based Wampanoag language immersion preschool and kindergarten in the fall of 2016. Wushkeenune8ak Weekuw (The Young People's House), a Lower Elementary Wampanoag language classroom, has since been added, and  an Upper Elementary classroom will open in…

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Andrew Lipman: “The Death and Life of Squanto”

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, June 16, 5 PM Andrew Lipman: “The Death and Life of Squanto” Months after the so-called "First Thanksgiving," the Wampanoag man known as Tisquantum, or Squanto, faced a steep fall from grace, as his fellow Natives accused him of making a dangerous plot. In the midst of this scandal, he died suddenly, but not before making a surprising deathbed confession. This talk explores Tisquantum's strange death and his extraordinary life, proposing new answers to the enduring mysteries that surround him.

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July 2021

Drew Lopenzina: “400 Years of Settlement Through an Indian’s Looking-Glass”

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, July 7, 5 PM Drew Lopenzina: “400 Years of Settlement Through an Indian’s Looking-Glass” In 1835 William Apess, a Pequot activist and minister, marked the anniversary of the Mayflower landing as a day of "mourning and not of joy." When we reexamine colonization through the lens of indigenous culture, tradition, and memory, we are left with more than simply a tale of conquest or mere winners and losers. This presentation forwards a tale of survival for Native peoples of the…

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July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, July 14, 5 PM Voices of Indigenous Poets: Lucy Lang Day, Ben Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, Cheryl Savageau, and Ron Welburn

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Annual Members Meeting

July 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Friday, July 16, 4: 30 PM Annual Members Meeting

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Paul Kemprecos: “The Birdmen of Truro”

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, July 28, 5 PM Paul Kemprecos: “The Birdmen of Truro”

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August 2021

Lin Fisher and Paula Peters: “Native Enslavement and Settler Colonialism in Early New England

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 4, 5 PM Lin Fisher and Paula Peters: “Native Enslavement and Settler Colonialism in Early New England: Origins, Experiences, and Legacies”

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Deborah Spears Moorehead: “Eastern Woodland Traditional Storytelling”

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 11, 5 PM Deborah Spears Moorehead: “Eastern Woodland Traditional Storytelling”

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Truro Connections Program: Racial and Social Justice Panel           

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, August 26, 5 PM at Edgewood Farm Truro Connections Program: Racial and Social Justice Panel

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September 2021

Truro Connections Program: Red Hawk Singers and Dancers

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, September 2, 5 PM at Edgewood Farm Truro Connections Program: Red Hawk Singers and Dancers Since 1996, the Red Hawk Singers and Dancers have been one of the country's leading Native American performance groups. They have traveled around the world to promote their message of indigenous values--to secure a footprint for future generations, to express their trials and tribulations with the world, and to be at one with Mother Earth. In this performance at Edgewood Farms, the group will present an educational…

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Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 29 at 5 PM Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers

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