Exhibitions for the Summer of 2020
At the Highland House Museum
In the summer of 2020, the Highland House Museum will open a new exhibition on the history and culture of the Native people who had lived here before the arrival of the Pilgrims. In commemorating the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower, we are excited to highlight the history of the Indigenous people who lived on this part of Cape Cod for many hundreds of years. Our exhibition will also celebrate the Native people whose vibrant cultural life flourishes to this day.
A Collaboration with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
The Highland House Museum is collaborating with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on an outdoor exhibition of sculpture that will be installed at the Highland House Museum, the Cobb Archive, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, and Edgewood Farms.
For more information and details about how to submit your work, please read below.
In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower, many Cape Cod communities will be sponsoring special programs throughout 2020 that address this landmark historic event. Several Truro organizations will mark this event throughout the coming year.
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and the Highland House Museum are collaborating on an exhibition of public artworks that will embody the spirit of the event. These works will be installed at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Edgewood Farms, the Highland House Museum, and the Cobb Archive throughout the summer.
On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower, with 102 passengers and 6 crew members aboard, landed in Provincetown Harbor. Soon after their arrival, an exploratory party, led by Myles Standish and William Bradford, headed to Truro. They discovered fresh water at Pilgrim Spring and spent the night by Pilgrim Pond. On November 16, they came upon a Wampanoag stash of corn and fresh water that they took to sustain their group. This discovery was made on what is now known as Corn Hill. On December 8, the Pilgrims traveled to Eastham, where they confronted members of the Nauset tribe in the event now known as the “First Encounter.” Several days later, the Mayflower set sail, landing at Plymouth Rock on December 16, 1620.
We are seeking three-dimensional artwork that can be installed outdoors. Work may be made of wood, metal, and other materials that will withstand the elements for several months. We’re looking for sculptural pieces that express a response to this historic time and its aftermath. Work does not need to reference specific historic details.
When and What to Submit:
Submit images of your work by April 15, 2020.