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September 2019

“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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Free

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

"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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Jay Vivian: Virtual Tour of Corn Hill

September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jay Vivian leads a virtual tour of Corn Hill. Join us and learn about a variety of historic events, including the achievements of the German glider school, the completion of the railroad to Provincetown,  and the Europeans’ theft of corn from the Native People.

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October 2020

Truro Historical Treasure Hunt

October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Test your sleuthing skills as you piece together a series of clues while exploring some of the town's historic sites. Assemble a team of 2-6 people and meet at the Highland House Museum to pick up your eight clues. They might be synonyms, antonyms, anagrams, puns, or historical references. Once you solve a clue, you drive to its location, where you find a letter. The letters will form an anagram that has significance to Truro. First and second place winners will receive a prize. To register your team, email Barbara Wohlgemuth at [email protected] or call 512-997-8831 by Friday, October 9th. Fee: $10 per car.

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Virtual Hopper Tour

October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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