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July 2019

“Recent Gifts: Celebrating Our Growth” – Opening Reception

July 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

At this opening reception, we express gratitude to former director Jim Summers, who has supervised the recent renovation and addition of climate-controlled storage, with the opening of an exhibit of new artwork. With these newly acquired gifts by longtime member and volunteer Diana Worthington, we delight in the beauty of the local landscape as expressed by several notable local painters. Free

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“The Museum’s Recent Gifts” – Chris McCarthy

July 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Chris McCarthy, director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, explores the art and history of our newly acquired paintings, providing context and insight into some of the artists who have found inspiration in Truro’s hills and valleys, seascapes and scenic vistas. Free

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“Gala Fundraiser at the Museum”

July 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gala Fundraiser at the Museum

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“Chapters: Truro Library Through the Years” – Opening Reception

July 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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“Chapters: Truro Library through the Years” — Opening Reception The Truro Library has enjoyed twenty years in its current building, and the Highland House Museum is happy to host an exhibit looking back at the history of the library. At this opening reception, see floor plans, photos, and other objects that reflect back on the library’s growth and evolution. Free

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“Family Program: Cape Cod Shipwrecks”

July 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Explore the stories of some of the area’s most famous shipwrecks with local expert Dan Sanders as your guide. Then visit the Truro cemetery where Captain Wilhelm Kortling is buried. In 1872, Kortling, captain of the Frances, rescued his crew and then died of hypothermia three days later. Recommended for children ages 7-12. Pre-registration required. Email [email protected] $10 Fee

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“Coastal Erosion & Beach Access” – Brian Carlstrom

July 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Brian Carlstrom, superintendent of the Cape Cod National Seashore, looks at what the CCNS is doing to maintain beach access through the use of multiple strategies in a constantly changing, highly erosive coastal ecosystem. Carlstrom will present examples of three adaptation efforts at different stages of implementation. Herring Cove, Marconi Beach, and Nauset Light Beach are all addressing coastal erosion through different solutions to ensure access. Free Truro Connections Program at the HHM

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August 2019

“Rising Seas, Falling Dunes” Opening Reception

August 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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In this new exhibition, we look at climate change on the Outer Cape through the lens of art and science as we examine the visible changes that climate change has caused on the Outer Cape. Through photographs, charts, and artwork, we take a close look at the effects of breaches, coastal erosion, and sea rise while also showing how current Cape-based artists are expressing their concern through their artwork. Free

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“Climate Change on the Cape: Causes and Consequences” – Larry McKenna

August 7, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Highland House Museum, 6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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Larry McKenna, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Framingham State University, discusses the physical and ethical forces behind global climate change, how those forces are changing, and the consequences of those changes to the Outer Cape and the surrounding bodies of water. Free

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 “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
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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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