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Tales of Cape Cod -Summer Talk Series

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Tales of Cape Cod
3046 Main Street
Barnstable Village, Massachusetts
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Tales of Cape Cod
3046 Main Street, Barnstable Village
All programs begin at 7:00pm
Admission $10.00 member/$15.00 nonmember

MAY 13: Sailing Towards My Father

  • A one man play starring Stephen Collins, depicting Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick; his life from youth to old age. Supported in part by a Town of Barnstable Tourism Grant.

MAY 20: Twists and Turns of the Cape Cod Canal

  • How it was built and how it operates presented by retires editor Stephen Blakely. Dessert reception to follow. Sponsored by: Maggi & Alan Tyson and Larry & Beth Thayer.

MAY 28: Myths, Tall Tales, and Half Truths of Cape Cod

  • As told by favorite West Barnstable storyteller Jim Ellis. Book signing and dessert reception to follow.

JUNE 3: A Whaler at Twilight

  • A long lost true story of an American whaler in search of adventure, absolution, and redemption as told by his great great grandson Alexander Brash. Book signing and dessert to follow.

JUNE 10: A Moving Meditation – Life on a Cape Cod Kettle Pond

  • Stephen G. Waller offers an intimate look at a Cape Cod kettle pond’s intriguing natural and human history. Dessert reception. Sponsored by: Alex & Bob Frazer.

JUNE 17: Left for Dead – Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World

  • A gripping story of 1800’s seafaring brought to life by acclaimed author Eric Jay Dolin. Wine and cheese reception and book signing follow the program.

JUNE 24: Allegiance – The Life and Times of William Eustis

  • The unique life of military surgeon William Eustis an eye witness to the American Revolution. Presented by: Award winning author Tamsen George. Book signing and dessert reception to follow. Sponsored by: Greg & Barbara Masterson.

JULY 1: The Lioness of Boston

  • The evocative story of the life of Isabella Stewart Gardener. Presented by: Best-selling author Emily Franklin. Book signing and dessert to follow. Sponsored by: Lucy Loomis & Dan Santos, Lee Donahue.

JULY 8: Fly Girl

  • Gifted story teller Ann Hood, author of Fly Girl entertains with an amusing and sometimes moving account of her adventurous year as a flight attendant. Dessert reception and book signing. The speaker will also offer her newest book, The Stolen Child. Sponsored by: Lesley Wallace.

JULY 15: A Murder in Hollywood – The untold story of Tinseltown’s most shocking crime

  • New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman pulls back Tinseltown’s velvet curtain to reveal the dark underbelly of celebrity. Wine and cheese reception; book signing. Sponsored by: Peri Wentworth

JULY 22: A Cape Cod Marriage

  • Author Irene Paine, through her award-winning historical book “Eva & Henry’s Story: A Cape Cod Marriage”, transports the audience to the joys and struggles of an educated bride and sea captain husband in the 1880s. Book signing and dessert reception.

JULY 29: Before Brooklyn

  • Journalist and Chronicle reporter and author Ted Reinstein talks about the unsung heroes who helped break the color barrier in baseball as outlined in his book “Before Brooklyn”. Baseball themed reception (beer, popcorn, peanuts & Cracker Jack!). Book signing follows the program.

AUGUST 5: Six Walks in the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau

  • Presented by Ben Shattuck. By retracing Thoreau’s path through Cape Cod, the author demonstrates the ways walking in nature inspires us all. The author will also offer his book “The History of Sound”. Dessert reception and book signing will follow program. Sponsored by John & Susan Littlefield.

AUGUST 12: Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn, & The Rise of American Enterprise

  • Paul Revere’s ride to warn the colonial militia of the British March on Lexington and Concord is a legendary contribution to the American Revolution. “Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn” reveals another side of this American hero’s life: that of a transformational entrepreneur instrumental in the industrial revolution. Presented by: Dr. Robert Martello. Dessert reception and book signing.

AUGUST 19: Wampanoag Art for the Ages

  • Writing talent Lee Roscoe presents “Wampanoag Art foe the Ages”, a look at a way of life through the art of the Algonquian tribe. Book signing and dessert reception.

AUGUST 26: Battle of the Early Ocean Liners

  • Local Author Vincent Miles will discuss the fierce competition between Britain and America in the early days of the steam-powered ocean liners, noting the role of three Cape Codders – one of whom suffered a Titanic-like disaster. Book signing and dessert reception.

SEPTEMBER 3: Chasing Shadows – My Life Tracking the Great White Shark

  • Accomplished marine biologist and author of “Chasing Shadows”, Greg Skomal discusses the fascination with shark ecology , history, and behavior. Book signing, wine, and cheese reception follows the program. Sponsored by: Marcia & Bud Nugent.

SEPTEMBER 9: If These Walls Could Talk 

  • Marcia Belmonte Young takes us on a tour of Cape Cod historic museums and their stories of ship captains, Native Americans, artists, and ghosts. Dessert reception and book signing follows the program.

SEPTEMBER 16: The Body of the People

  • Phineas Fiske introduces “The Body of the People” reenactment starring James Coogan and others to tell the story of the declaration of Cape Cod’s independence and the beginnings of the American Revolution. Dessert reception to follow.

SEPTEMBER 23: Blizzard of 78, A Story of Survival and Heroism

  • In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in a much trouble as the tanker. Told by Tales of Cape Cod favorite Michael Tougias. The author will also touch upon his new book “The Power of Positive Fishing”. Book signing and dessert to follow. Sponsored by: Peri Wentworth

SEPTEMBER 30: Bizarre and Eerie Events In War

  • Joe Yukna relates the Bizarre and Eerie Events In War. Experience the surreal and supernatural occurrences during wartime. All stories have been researched and are actual, no myths or hoaxes. Join us for a night of spooky learning. Dessert reception. Sponsored by: Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle.

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