Join us for a series of four evening lecture-discussions. The series will be available from Falmouth to Provincetown. Participants will enjoy a slide presentation and engage in a meaningful discussion about the history and future of Cape Cod.
A Big History of Cape Cod from the Big Bang to the new Bourne Bridge. When does the history of Cape Cod begin? In 1602, 1000 CE, or 10,000 BCE? Let’s start 13.8 billion years ago with the big bang and retrace our steps. How did we get from there to here?
Natural Habitats of Cape Cod: An Essay in Images. The Cape is peppered with kettle holes, pockmarked with marshes, flanked by dunes, flooded by moon tides, and crisscrossed by outwash plains. Each of these landforms hosts a unique resilient habitat.
“A most pleasant, fruitful, and commodious soil” A Portrait of the Cape with Words. Pamet, Nauset, Pochet, Tonset, Namskaket—these are traces of the first descriptions of Cape Cod. The Wampanoag were followed by Brereton, Champlain, Mourt, Thoreau, Beston, Hay, and Finch, all of whom paint pictures of Cape Cod with words.
Sustaining Cape Cod: Ten Lessons from the Universe. Most of us enjoy the comfortable notion that there is intelligent life in the universe. In light of climate change, will our descendants believe the same thing? How can we become good ancestors to a long line of future generations who can fall in love with the Cape?
All locations have been chosen with an eye towards non-profit or community involvement.
Monday Series: Napi’s Provincetown 7 Freeman Street, PTown
Tuesday Series: The Crosby House, Brewster
Wednesday Series: Family Table Collaborative, Yarmouth, MA
Thursday Series: Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth, MA
Lectures run every week from July 4 – Sept 1.
7:30 – 9:00 PM.
Limited to 30 participants
Cost is $30 per lecture.
Dessert is included.
Non-Alcoholic Beverages always included.
Some locations a cash bar will be available