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August 2019

 “Curbing Climate Change through Education and Public Policy” – Rich Delaney

August 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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 “Curbing Climate Change through Education and Public Policy” Rich Delaney, President and CEO of the Center for Coastal Studies, addresses the global, national, and local impacts from rapidly warming climate and discusses the steps needed to mitigate the worst scenarios. The Center for Coastal Studies is an independent, non-profit organization that conducts applied research, public education and outreach, and policy dialogues with the goal of supporting and advancing sustainable management of coastal and ocean resources. Free Truro Connections Program at the…

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“Historical Walking Tour of Corn Hill” – Jay Vivian

August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10

Historical Walking Tour of Corn Hill Join Jay Vivian, an amateur local historian, for a brisk, two-mile history walk of Corn Hill. Vivian will lead the group to about a dozen stops as he describes historical events that occurred within a mile or two of Corn Hill. Events include the first European summer vacation in Truro, the loss of many of Truro's men at sea in the early 1800s, the inter-war German glider school on Corn Hill, the completion of the train…

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“What Nature Is Telling Us about Climate Change” – Bob Prescott

August 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Bob Prescott, retired director of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, talks about the ways in which species of native wildlife are impacted by climate change. Prescott addresses how the behavior of birds and other creatures is affected by warming temperatures, shifting seasons, changing precipitation, and rising sea levels. Free

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“Family Program: Salt Mills of Truro”

August 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Family Program: Salt Mills of Cape Cod Like many Cape Cod towns, Truro had a thriving sea salt industry during the mid-1800s. Join the owners of the Wellfleet Sea Salt Company as they uncover the history of Cape Cod’s salt mills, and then offer a tasting of their salts. Pre-registration required. Email [email protected] $10 Fee

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“Small Boats, Big Ideas: Keeping Cape Cod’s Fishing Industry Vital” – Seth Rolbein

August 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Seth Rolbein, director of the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust, explores how independent fishing continues to thrive in the face of obstacles—shifting and crashing stocks, tighter regulations, global warming, uncertain markets, and competition from seals! Free

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“Member Appreciation Party at Pamet Harbor Yacht Club”

August 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamet Harbor Yacht Club, 7 Yacht Club Rd
Truro, MA 02666 United States
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Member Appreciation Party at Pamet Harbor Yacht Club

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September 2019

“My Neighbors Are Wild!” – Stephanie Ellis

September 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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“My Neighbors Are Wild!” Stephanie Ellis, director of Wild Care, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Eastham, discusses what to do when you find animals in distress, who to call, and how to live with our wild neighbors. Wild Care operates a Wildlife Helpline, and rehabilitates more than 1,800 animals per year, everything from bald eagles to white-footed mice. Free  

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“Truro Treasures Kick-off Program”

September 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Truro Treasures Kick-off Program

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“Off We Go Into the Wild Green Yonder: Cape Air’s Sustainable Solutions.”

September 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Jim Wolf, Cape Air's Director of Sustainability, will be talking about Cape Air's plan to purchase a fleet of electric airplanes. These emission-free planes are being developed by Eviation, an Israeli company, and may be in flight by as soon as 2022.

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July 2020

Jane Weissman: “Riding the Rails from Truro to Provincetown”

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ZOOM Virtual Platform
FREE

Join us on Wednesday, July 8th at 5 PM for "Riding the Rails from Truro to Provincetown." Jane Weissman will illuminate the history of the Cape Cod Railroad with archival photos, maps, and plans. Weissman examines the critical role that the train played in the development of the Outer Cape. Beginning in July 1873, passenger trains brought tourists and artists to the region. Freight trains opened new markets for the local fishing industry.  After 65 years of passenger service, the extension…

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Inside the Three Sisters Garden

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobb Archive, Location: 13 Truro Center Road
Truro, MA 02666
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$10.00

Inside the Three Sisters Garden: Join us at the Cobb Archive on Wednesday, July 15th at 4 PM for an inside look at the history of the Three Sisters garden. Marcus Hendricks, a native Wampanoag, will discuss the history of the plants that sustained Cape Cod's Indigenous people for many hundreds of years. To register, email [email protected] Fee $10 per person. Be sure to bring a lawn chair.

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“Mayflower Stories of Sadness and Strength”

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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"Mayflower Stories of Sadness and Strength" Join us for a program with Peter Arenstam, historian and author of the children's book The Mighty Mastiff of the Mayflower. Arenstam explores the personal trials endured by the families of the historic ship that sailed for 66 days at the height of the storm season in the fall of 1620. Of the 102 passengers aboard the historic ship, 32 were children, 14 were servants, and 6 were crew members. There were also two…

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August 2020

Debbie Merriam: “Indigenous Plants of Cape Cod”

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Truro Historical Society presents “Indigenous Plants of Cape Cod.” In this webinar, Debbie Merriam, Arboretum Director of the Mary Wakefield Charitable Trust in Milton, explores the two main factors that have impacted plant life here: European occupation and climate change. Before the arrival of Europeans, Truro was occupied by Native Americans for more than 10,000 years. Native People worked with existing ecosystems to benefit from the riches of the land while ensuring its long-term health and survival. Europeans took a different view…

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September 2020

Curt Martin: The History of Whaling

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Curtis Martin will guide us through the history of New England whaling. Martin, a retired college professor, has done extensive research on whaling history. He examines the economic importance of whaling, the risks to the crew, the by-products of whaling, daily life on ship-board, the hunt, capture, and processing of whales, and finally, the decline and demise of the industry in the United States.

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