Summer Programs

All lectures are held in the Olde Colonial Courthouse, Route 6A & Rendezvous Lane, Barnstable Village.

If you missed any presentation, or wish to see it again, click on the year below.

Price of admission is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members, and includes refreshments following the program. It is open seating, no reservations needed.

Parking is available on the street and across the street at St. Mary's Church.

Tales of Cape Cod — Summer 2017

46th Annual Historical Program Series

 Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Olde Colonial Courthouse

Route 6A & Rendezvous Lane, Barnstable Village


Jun 5         

Abigail Adams & Mercy Otis Warren: Patriots, Parents, Pen Pals
Linda Myer

Presentation of the Mercy Otis Warren Woman of the Year Award

Jun 12

William Sturgis: Barnstable’s Adventuring Merchant
Greg Williams

Jun 19
Hollywood & Cape Cod-1947
Barbara Eppich Struna, author
Jun 26
History of Cape Verdeans of Cape Cod
Barbara Burgo
Jul 3
Capt. Peleg Nye, the Jonah Of Cape Cod
Nils V. Bockmann, author
Jul 10    

Devil on the Deep Blue Sea: The Notorious Career of Captain Samuel Hill of Boston
Mary Malloy, Author

Jul 17    
Happy Birthday, Lizzie Borden! But. . . Who Were You?
Greg Williams
Jul 24 
A Living History Presentation with Captain Charles Chipman-
Michael Welch
Jul 31
Why Do Cape Cod Saltbox-Style Houses Turn Up in the Most Interesting Places!
Dan Haslam 
Aug 7
Center of the World: Cape Cod Summers of John F. Kennedy
Brian Merrick
Aug 14 
The History of The Barnstable Municipal Airport 
Nancy Viall Shoemaker
Aug 21
Bellamy's Bride: The Search for Maria Hallett
Kathleen Brunelle, author
Aug 28
Muskeget Island:  Raw, Restless and Relentless 
Crocker Snow Jr.
Sep 11
Legends and Lore of Cape Cod
Robin Smith-Johnson, author
Sep 18
7:30 p.m.
Close Encounters of the Ocean Kind-A Photographic Journey
John J. King II, photographer
Sep 25
Mermaids & More: The Story of The Cahoon Museum
Sarah Johnson, director

Tales of Cape Cod — Summer 2016

Tales of Cape Cod — Summer 2015

Tales of Cape Cod — Summer 2014

Tales of Cape Cod — Summer 2013