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May 2015

The Sea Inside – An Illustrated Talk by Philip Hoare

May 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Truro Community Center, Library Lanes
North Truro, MA 02652
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$10

The sea surrounds us - especially here on the Cape. It gives us life, provides us with the air we breathe and the food we eat. It is where we came from, and it carries our commerce. It covers two-thirds of our planet. Yet caught up in our everyday lives, we seem to turn our backs on it, and what it means. In this talk, Philip Hoare sets out on a personal voyage to rediscover the sea, its birds and,…

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June 2015

Living Legacy Celebration

June 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Join us for tea and meet some of the Truro elders who are featured in the Living Legacy exhibit at Highland House Museum. Refreshments and very special company.

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July 2015

Right Whales with Stormy Mayo

July 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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$10

Right Whales: Stormy Mayo Wednesday, July 8, 7pm $10 donation Stormy Mayo kicks off our Highland Evening Lecture Series with a presentation on Right Whales. This is a joint benefit for the THS and the Center for Coastal Studies

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A Historical Tour of Truro Landscapes: Mark Adams

July 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Historical Tour of Truro Landscapes from the Archives and Databases of the Cape Cod National Seashore Mapping Program. The Cape Cod National Seashore Mapping program documents the geography of scientific studies taking place in Truro and throughout the outer Cape. Some of the interesting mapping documents include the 1774 DesBarres atlas, the 1848 US Coastal Surveys, aerial photos from 1938-1991, landscape views from the early 1900s and vegetation maps from aerials and satellite images in recent years. These historical…

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Awareness Inspires Conservation: White Sharks in the North Atlantic

July 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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This is a joint fundraiser for The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and Truro Historical Society. Presented by Cynthia Wigren, President and Co-founder, The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC). Despite its well-established presence in the North Atlantic, the white shark is not considered an abundant species. Off the coast of Cape Cod, scientists have predictable access to white sharks, but rely on outside funding to conduct research. The AWSC was established in 2012 to fund white shark research and promote shark…

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The Last Patrol: A Documentary Film by Sebastian Junger

July 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road
North Truro, 02652
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The acclaimed journalist, documentarian, and Truro denizen returns this summer with his latest film, The Last Patrol (2014). The film ponders the disorientation and difficulty soldiers face in disengaging from war -- in this case the war in Afghanistan -- and reverting to "normal life," and the struggles of conscience they inevitably have to confront. These are issues of paramount concern to Mr. Junger, who was embedded with them in Afghanistan. After the showing of the movie, Mr.Junger will answer…

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August 2015

A Truro Traveler

August 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Linnet Hultin discusses her one year walking odyssey in Truro and the incredible collection of found objects she found along the way.

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The Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: Lessons for the Cape

August 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Kathryn Miles grew up on the Midwestern prairie, where she cultivated a strong desire to be the next Laura Ingles Wilder. When that role continued to elude her, she turned her attention elsewhere and became a cub reporter covering local oddities like Zamboni drivers, pumpkin chunkers, and barge captains. She took a B.A. in Philosophy from Saint Louis University in 1996 and received her PhD in English from the University of Delaware in 2001. Miles still dedicates her writerly life…

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Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers: In Concert

August 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Conducted by Jon Arterton, the renowned Outer Cape Chorale Chamber Singers perform a collection of popular tunes in our main gallery, which served as a nightclub at the Highland House a half-century ago.

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