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Tales of Cape Cod

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RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts

August 2020

HANGINGS-MELVILLE, LEMUEL SHAW & 4 KILLERS

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Tales of Cape Cod, RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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AUGUST 3 at 7:00 pm  HANGINGS-MELVILLE, LEMUEL SHAW & 4 KILLERS with the Hon. Greg Williams. A story about homegrown historical figures in a story of intrigue only the ever popular Greg Williams can weave.  Dessert reception to follow. $10 members; $15 nonmembers.

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VIKINGS ON THE CAPE-ARE THERE RUNES IN THE DUNES?

August 10 @ 7:00 pm
Tales of Cape Cod, RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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AUGUST 10 at 7:00 pm  VIKINGS ON THE CAPE-ARE THERE RUNES IN THE DUNES? with Timothy Lindberg. The fact that the Vikings were the first Europeans to set foot on American soil is generally accepted. Leif Eriksson journeyed to a land he called Vinland according to the Icelandic Sagas.  But where is Vinland, could it be Cape Cod? Lindberg will take you on a journey as well; a journey of colorful history, clever hoaxes, and human hubris in the search for answers…

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GERTRUDE LAWRENCE-THE GHOST OF THE CAPE PLAYHOUSE

August 17 @ 6:30 pm
Tales of Cape Cod, RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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AUGUST 17 at 6:30 pm  GERTRUDE LAWRENCE-THE GHOST OF THE CAPE PLAYHOUSE with musician/ historian/recitalist/lecturer/ scholar Robert Wyatt. Gertrude Lawrence was one of Great Britain’s brightest theatrical stars during the first half of the 20th century. A lifelong friend and colleague of Noel Coward, Lawrence ‘s forte was sophisticated musical comedy, where she exuded a lively, charismatic stage presence that easily overcame her shortcomings as a singer. She was sometimes criticized for a small vocal range and a tendency to sing flat, but…

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Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick

August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Tales of Cape Cod, RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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AUGUST 24 at 7:00 pm AHAB’S ROLLING SEA-WHAT MOBY DICK TEACHES US ABOUT OUR PAST & CURRENT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE OCEAN with Richard King, a professor at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole. Dr. King sails into our Tales of Cape Cod Lecture Series to tell the story of Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick, which has been lauded by both the journals Science and Nature as well as by humanities reviewers such as the American Scholar and the Times Literary Supplement. For this talk, you don’t have to…

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IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK-HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS

August 31 @ 7:00 pm
Tales of Cape Cod, RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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AUGUST 31 at 7:00 pm  IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK-HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS OF CAPE COD, MARTHA’S VINEYARD & NANTUCKET with author Marcia Belmonte Young. This program tells the stories (ghosts included) behind some of the historic house museums, some which are period houses (built in the 1600s) and others are mansions, originally buildt for high society. Some are well known; others are off the beaten path.  Dessert reception to follow. $10 members; $15 nonmembers.

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September 2020

NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T; THE PILGRIM’S LANDING ON CAPE COD

September 14 @ 7:00 pm
Tales of Cape Cod, RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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SEPTEMBER 14 at 7:00 pm NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T; THE PILGRIM’S LANDING ON CAPE COD with Bill Burke, UNITED STATES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Four centuries ago, a small band of English religious dissenters and a small crew from the Mayflower set ashore at Provincetown, setting in motion a brief but intense 5 weeks of exploration, rummaging and soul searching on the Outer Cape prior to settling Plymouth. What were they looking for, what were their interactions with native peoples…

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THE BLIND BARRISTER OF BARNSTABLE

September 21 @ 7:00 pm
Tales of Cape Cod, RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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SEPTEMBER 21 at 7:00 pm  THE BLIND BARRISTER OF BARNSTABLE-JOHN D.W.BODFISH with Russ Allen. John Dunning Whitney Bodfish, the speaker’s grandfather-in-law, was a blind lawyer who practiced in Barnstable in the first half of the twentieth century, served as a County Commissioner, was active in Commonwealth politics, and gifted Benjamin Bodfish Park in Sandy Neck. This program will explore his life as recorded in his autobiography, share family anecdotes, and detail the contributions he made to the betterment of the Town…

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REVERSE FREEDOM RIDERS with NPR Reporter Gabrielle Emanuel

September 28 @ 7:00 pm
Tales of Cape Cod, RT 6A and Rendezvous Lane
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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SEPTEMBER 28 at 7:00 pm  REVERSE FREEDOM RIDERS with NPR Reporter Gabrielle Emanuel. The summer of 1961 was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement. And that is when black and white activists known as the Freedom Riders set out to integrate bus travel and challenged Jim Crow laws. But what happened a year later has largely been forgotten. That is when Southern segregationists fought back. Their victims were poor African Americans and acclaimed NPR reporter Gabrielle Emanuel of WGBH in Boston…

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