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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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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” To register for this webinar, please click HERE If you'd like to make a donation to show your appreciation for participating in this webinar: MAKE A DONATION

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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” Deborah Spears Moorehead, artist, storyteller, and author of the Seaconke Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribal Nation, will orate an Eastern Woodland traditional story, present Native art, and read passages from her book, Finding Balance, The Genealogy of Massasoit's People and Oral and Written History of the Seaconke Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribal Nation. This program will take place outdoors, in back of the Highland Links clubhouse. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. This…

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Opening Reception – Wampanoag Nation: People of the First Light

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Free

Help us celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Wampanoag Nation: People of the First Light. See the exhibition, meet the creators, Native Peoples advisors, and exhibition donors. Refreshments will be served.

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CANCELLED – Truro Connections: Racial and Social Justice Panel           

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

Please note: PROGRAM CANCELLED!        Thursday, August 26, 5 PM at Edgewood Farm Truro Connections Program: Racial and Social Justice At Edgewood Farm 3 Edgewood Way, Truro, MA How is Cape Cod addressing issues of racial and social justice? What are the key issues calling out for critical contemplation and conversation? How is the Cape doing in its quest to make the region more welcoming of diversity? These questions, and many more, will be considered by a Racial and…

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Truro Treasure Hunt

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 9 AM for our annual Treasure Hunt! Teams will meet at the Highland House Museum. Each team (1 team per car) will be given clues, and then drive around Truro to solve them.  Prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners. Call or text Carrie Stapleton to register your team by Friday, Sept 17th:  512-461-2398

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September 2021

Labor Day Weekend Art Show and Fair

September 4 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 2:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Free

There is no admission fee for this two day Art Show and Fair outside the Highland House Museum on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, September 4 and 5 from 10 AM to 4 PM each day. You will find works by LOCAL ARTISTS plus MAPS and PRINTS from the Truro Historical Society collection. Support Truro's history and bring home a memory! 

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Truro Connections : Red Hawk Singers and Dancers

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, September 23, 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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