The Town of Barnstable recognizes arts and culture as key economic drivers that contribute to the vibrancy of the area and provide an important backdrop and enriching experiences year round for residents and visitors.  Each of the seven villages features art, culture and historic gems, all with seaside charm.  Two of the villages, Hyannis and Barnstable Village have state designated cultural districts. The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, the first state designated cultural district on Cape Cod, and the Barnstable Village Cultural District focus the town and community partners on the common goals to attract artists, cultural and creative enterprises; encourage business and job retention and creation; further establish the district as a tourist destination; preserve and reuse historic buildings; enhance property values;  and foster local cultural development. 

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Cultural Center offers a wide range of events and programs related to Exhibition, Education, and Entertainment.

 

Upcoming events in Culture

Tales of Cape Cod leads 2018 season 4/27-10/6

Tales of Cape Cod leads 2018 season 4/27-10/6

April 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Tales of Cape Cod 2018 Season-Tales’ summer living history series – 20 programs in all this season-4/27-10/6 at 7 PM

April 27: Anthony Amore, “Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists”
May 14: Captain Russell Webster, “The 1999 Search & Recovery of JFK Jr.’s Plane”
May 21: Chris Macort, “The Recent Discoveries of The Whydah”
June 4: Greg Williams, ”‘Jolly’ Jane Toppen: Don’t Drink the Water”
June 11: Brenda Collins, “Women of the Civil War: They Changed America for Good”
June 18: Therese Barbo, “The Murder of 1899: The Crime That Changed Cape Cod Forever”
June 25: Paula Peters, “A Critical Story of Pre-Colonial Wampanoag Encounters”
July 9: Vincent Miles, “The Lost Hero of Cape Cod: Asa Eldridge and the Maritime Trade”
July 16: John Whelan, “I Am Cape Cod: People and Their Stories”
July 23: Barbara Sillery, “The Haunting of Cape Cod”
July 30: Jay Stradal, “All Aboard! Rails to Trails: History of Railroads On Cape Cod”
Aug. 6: Michael Lepage, “Taking My Shot: Re-Enactment of Alexander Hamilton”
Aug. 13: Marty Sandler, “The Letters of JFK”
Aug. 20: Susan Jarek Glidden, “Vampires of New England”
Aug. 27: Ginny Adams, “Barns of New England”
Sept. 10: Eric Hart, “The History of the Cape Cod Cinema”
Sept. 17: Greg Williams, “CSI Fall River: The State of Crime-Scene Investigation in 1892”
Sept. 24: Ken Morton, “Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey”
Oct. 1: Carl Herzog, “Victories & Voyages: The Extraordinary Career of the USS Constitution”
Oct. 6: Casey Sherman, author of “The Finest Hours,” “The Ice Bucket Challenge,” “Boston Strong,” and “Search for the Strangler”

 

Location: Olde Colonial Courthouse Route 6A, Barnstable Village

Wilderness Sarchild Poetry Talk - Old Women Talking 5/2

Wilderness Sarchild Poetry Talk - Old Women Talking 5/2

May 2, 2018 4:30 pm

Come to Cotuit Library as we welcome poet Wilderness Sarchild as she discusses and reads from her most recent book of poetry, Old Women Talking:
“Poetry. Jewish Studies. Women’s Studies. In Old Women Talking, Wilderness Sarchild celebrates growing old without denying the difficulties. Shouting, divulging, gossiping, sobbing, ranting, keening, Sarchild’s old women awaken us with their passion for living and loving” (amazon.com).
This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635

Film: Divide in Concord 5/5

Film: Divide in Concord 5/5

May 5, 2018 1:30 pm

Join us at Cotuit Library as we watch the fascinating documentary Divide in Concord:
“This is a story about an 84 year-old-woman trying to take down the third largest industry in the world. Jean Hill, a self-proclaimed warrior, leads historic Concord, Massachusetts on America’s first environmental crusade to ban the sale of bottled water” (imdb.com).

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: 871 Main St, Cotuit, MA 02635