The Unsolved $500 Million Gardner Museum Theft with Bob Ainsworth

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

HAS ANYONE SEEN $500,000,000 IN ART LYING AROUND BOSTON? An hour or so after St. Patrick's Day ended in 1990, two men dressed as Boston cops entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, stayed for about 90 minutes, and left with 13 pieces of art.None of the priceless items have been found. Numerous suspects have been […]

Saving Our Oceans Through Recycled Art – a documentary by Lower Cape TV

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

Truro Historical Society, in collaboration with ArtsLight, will be showing the documentary Saving Our Oceans Through Recycled Art.  Our fragile oceans are plagued with plastics and other man-made trash. This documentary explores how artists have come together to create art out of this detritus in an effort to bring awareness to what individuals can do […]

Reminisces of Mid-Century Truro with Geoffrey Kane

Meet at the Highland House Museum for Geoffrey Kane's entertaining talk on growing up in Truro during the mid-20th century. Geoffrey Kane grew up on South Pamet Road in Truro and is a frequent contributor to Facebook's pages dedicated to Provincetown and Truro topics. He is the son of Tom Kane, who penned 'My Pamet' […]

Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

GET READY FOR THE BRITISH INVASION! Truro Historical Society is excited to host the Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers! This season's program includes an eclectic mix of British composers from Vaughan Williams to the Beatles!  

Truro’s Railroad – THS Latest Short Film

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

In 1873, the Cape Cod railroad system linking Boston to Provincetown was completed. Truro gained access to the wider world of business and commerce, while also providing access to tourists and visitors to the Outer Cape. Join us as we show and discuss our latest short film production of Truro's railway.

The Story of Truro Vineyard’s Chinese Mulberry Tree with Doug Still

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

Doug Still, creator of This Old Tree radio show and podcast, visited Truro in January to research Truro Vineyard's Chinese Mulberry Tree in front of the colonial house once owned by the Hughes family. Mr. Still has generously agreed to present his research and findings on the origin of this magnificent tree, the Hughes family, and […]

Boston Lyric Opera Presents Svadba

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

As part of the Susan Howe Music & Speaker Series, the Highland House Museum is proud to present Svadba, an opera film made during the pandemic and filmed on Ballston Beach. Svadba is a stunningly beautiful, 55-minute film adapted from Serbian composer Ana Sokolovic's libretto and a cappella score where six women celebrate on the eve […]

THS Annual Meeting

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

Visit us at the Highland House Museum for Truro Historical Society's Annual Meeting. Refreshments will be served as our president, Susan Kurtzman and board members update members and the community on our organization and the contributions we make to keep Truro's rich and colorful history alive.

Josephine Hopper – An Artistic Force in Her Own Right with Elizabeth Colleary

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

Josephine Nivison Hopper, wife of famed painter Edward Hopper, was an accomplished artist whose works were thought to be primarily lost. While visiting Florida in 2000. Elizabeth Colleary met with Arthayer Sanborn, a friend of the Hoppers, who revealed a large box of watercolors bequeathed to him by  Josephine. Elizabeth Colleary, and art historian and […]

Life on a Whaling Ship with Curtis Martin

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

Curt Martin will be joining us with an enlightening look at what life was like on a 19th century whaling ship.  

Summer Gala!

Truro Vineyards 11 Shore Road, North Truro, United States

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION! We are excited to host our annual Summer Gala again at the beautiful Truro Vineyards! To purchase tickets, please use our link: Summer Gala Tickets

Shark Talk – Center for Coastal Studies

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

We will host Brian Legare, Seascape Ecologist and Program Manager for the Shark Ecology Research Program, for an interesting and enlightening presentation on our local shark population

What Happened Here? Surfacing Cape Cod’s Connections to Slavery and Colonization with Meadow Dibble

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

Join us at the Highland House Museum as we welcome Meadow Dibble on a discussion of slavery on Cape Cod. We will also welcome Steven Philbrick, who generously donated a document of the sale of an enslaved boy Hector from Jonathan Paine of Truro to Benjamin Collins of Truro. Meadow Dibble, Ph.D. is a writer, […]

Native Time and Settler Time with Linda Coombs

Highland House Museum 6 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA

We welcome Linda Coombs to discuss the divergent perspectives of early colonial life on the Outer Cape. Linda Coombs (Aquinnah Wampanoag) is an author and historian from the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, and lives in the Wampanoag community of Mashpee on Cape Cod, MA. Coombs also worked for 30 years in the Wampanoag Indigenous Program […]