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October 2020

Virtual Hopper Tour

October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ZOOM Virtual Platform

Beth Chapman leads a virtual tour of Edward Hopper's Truro paintings, guiding you to the houses and hillsides that inspired his local work. In addition to illuminating his artwork, Chapman uses historical photos that reveal the treeless landscape reflected in Hopper's paintings. With family stories, historical background, and environmental expertise, she shares insights into the thirty-four summers that Edward and Josephine Hopper spent living and painting in Truro. To register for this Zoom webinar, click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1YBzwyurSFyV5FfxBqYMYw 

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December 2020

“Making Connections in a Disconnected Time” – ZOOM Poetry Reading

December 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ZOOM Virtual Platform
Free

The Truro Historical Society welcomes eight local poets to a Zoom Poetry Reading, "Making Connections in a Disconnected Time." Join us as we listen to the work of Keith Althaus, Marjorie Block, John Bonanni, Elizabeth Bradfield, Mary Ann Larkin, Rosalind Pace, Patric Pepper, and Margaret Phillips. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ytZ8JjMKQPGwyXfPKlTq4Q Make a donation to the Truro Historical Society for your participation in this webinar: Webinar Donation

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2020: Shred It!

December 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cobb Archive, Location: 13 Truro Center Road
Truro, MA 02666
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FREE

“2020: Shred It!” Event Says Goodbye to a Forgettable Year Please join us at the Cobb Archive for “2020: Shred It!", a special event presented by the Truro Historical Society. We’ll provide paper and a shredder, and you’ll get a chance to write down why you want to say goodbye to 2020 and then drop your thoughts into the shredder. After ridding yourself of 2020’s bad karma, you’ll pick up a packet of seeds to serve as a fresh start for…

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February 2021

A Reading of the Last Sailor and an Interview with Sarah Anne Johnson

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ZOOM Virtual Platform
FREE

Sarah Anne Johnson is the author of The Last Sailor and The Lightkeeper’s Wife. At this webinar, Sarah will read from her latest novel, The Last Sailor and then discuss how the Highland House Museum has inspired her work. You’ll hear about her salty upbringing on Cape Cod, researching local and women’s maritime history, and her family's connection to Highland Lighthouse. Attendance to this Zoom webinar is free, but we welcome donations.

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April 2021

“Outer Cape Poets: Sharing New Work”: ZOOM Webinar

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ZOOM Virtual Platform
Free

On Wednesday, April 21st at 5 PM, the Truro Historical Society offers a poetry reading: "Outer Cape Poets: Sharing New Work." This group of talented poets reunites on Zoom for another fabulous hour of inspirational poetry. The THS does not charge for online programs but welcomes donations.

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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. To register…

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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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Voices of Indigenous Poets

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

Voices of Indigenous Poets: Lucille 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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First Light Tile Project Opening Reception

July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Free

Help us celebrate the opening of our First Light Tile Project and thank Susan Kurtzman, creator and organizer. Be the first to bid on your favorite tile(s); our online auction will go LIVE at 4 PM! Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE!

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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” In his talk, 'The Birdmen of Truro,' novelist Paul Kemprecos discusses inspiration for his new book, Killing Icarus. Set largely in Truro, Kemprecos's suspense-mystery weaves a tale involving German glider experts, an Edward Hopper sketch, and a World War II secret. If you're a flight aficionado or a Hopper enthusiast, you won't want to miss this program! To register for this webinar click HERE. If you'd like to make a donation…

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