September 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019
Photo walk with Andy Howard
2pm-5pm
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Photo walk with Andy Howard
9am-12pm
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Photo walk with Andy Howard
2pm-5pm
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October 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Photo walk with Andy Howard
9am-12pm
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Thursday, October 3, 2019
A Taste for Nature
Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction
at Ocean Edge, 7-9 pm
Sponsored by CCMNH Board of Trustees

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Field Trip to Mass Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay Campus
-Guided tours led by Academy cadets
-Navigation simulator demonstration
-Lunch in Academy cafeteria included

Car pool from the Museum, depart 8:30am, return by about 2:30pm
No charge, limited to 30 people
Reserve a spot by calling the Museum office 508-896-3867

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 
Photo walk with Andy Howard
2pm-5pm
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Thursday, October 17, 2019 
Photo walk with Andy Howard
9am-12pm
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November 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Potlucks & Programs
THE WAR OF 1812 ON CAPE COD
Saltworks, Blockades, Ransom Demands,  and the Battle of Orleans
Ron Petersen,  Orleans Historical Commission

The War of 1812 was the first war declared by the United States, then a very new nation on the global stage.  Opinions on the war were sharply divided in Congress, in the nation, in Massachusetts, and on Cape Cod. Join us on November 12 when local historian Ron Petersen will discuss the impact of the war on Cape Cod, and in particular its impact on the Outer Cape. It is a tale of hardship and perseverance, threats and bravery, brute force and Cape Cod ingenuity, and much more. Learn about the ransom demands on our communities made by Captain Ragget of the British Navy, and find out who paid, why, and what happened. We will discuss the British blockade of Cape Cod Bay, how it was evaded, and the importance of the saltworks to all of our local towns.

Most people are familiar with the Battle of New Orleans, which took place in January of 1815. Less than a month before this famous battle, another one occurred known as the Battle of Orleans on December 19, 1814 when British marines and seamen landed in Rock Harbor to destroy shipping and the saltworks there. Learn what happened when the Orleans Militia responded, and why the battle earned Orleans the motto “defiant and self-reliant”.

Ron Petersen is the Chair of the Orleans Historical Commission. He has served as the chair of the Orleans 1918 U-boat Attack Commemoration Committee, and co-chair of the Orleans Historical Markers Committee. He previously served as a board member and officer of the Orleans Historical Society and his columns on local history appear periodically in the Cape Codder.

December 2019

Tuessday, December 10, 2019
Friends, Volunteers & Staff
Holiday Party