Tales of Cape Cod was founded in 1949 to record the voices of old-time Cape Codders in first-hand accounts of life on the Cape in bygone days.
Faithfully preserved through the years and transferred into digital form, this archive now numbers hundreds of CDs, DVDs and other original documents, more than 200 of which are available from Barnstable’s Sturgis Library.
Other Tales of Cape Cod activities include:
- A popular summer evening lecture series, now in its 42nd year
- Reenactments of Revolutionary War history for Barnstable schoolchildren
- Books on a variety of Cape-related subjects
- Maintenance of a native American burial site in the nearby village of Cummaquid
Special Lecture by Nathaniel Philbrick
One of our most exciting events this summer is sure to be the appearance of Nathaniel Philbrick, the celebrated author of Mayflower, In the Heart of the Sea, and his newest book, Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution, to be published on April 30th. Tales of Cape Cod and the Sturgis Library will be co-sponsoring this special fundraiser, which will combine a lecture and book signing with an array of delicious food and drink. The event will be held at the Village Hall (Comedy Club) in Barnstable on Thursday August 8 from 6 to 8PM .
Advance sales only. Tickets can be purchased at the Sturgis Library.