Kennedys of Cape Cod John Allen, Executive Director of John F. Kennedy Museum
June 16 | Cotuit Library | 7 PM
John F. Kennedy Museum’s Executive Director John Allen regales us with the history of “America’s Royalty”, the legendary Kennedy family on Cape Cod . Their Hyannisport family compound, sailing exploits and gala entertaining will all be explored and discussed.
Cape Cod's Natural History Joshua Wrigley, Public Programs Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
July 21| Cotuit Library | 7 PM Presenter Joshua Wrigley will discuss the natural history of Cape Cod including topics related to its geologic formation, wildlife and cultural history. From Gosnold’s landing in 1602 to the plight of today’s river herring, there is plenty to share that will enrich your perspective on this biologically diverse place.
Crocker Neck: Past, Present & Future Gil Newton, Professor
August 18| Cotuit Library | 7 PM Professor Gil Newton, an original founder of Barnstable Land Trust, will discuss Crocker Neck, home to Great blue herons, coffee bean snails, horseshoe and hermit crabs. Discover what is at risk and how what you can do to help save and protect local lands.
The Changing Nature of Cotuit Tom Burgess, Academic Dean Emeritus, Brooks school
September 15| Cotuit Library | 7 PM Professor Tom Burgess examines the changing nature of Cotuit over the years since his arrival in utero in 1949. Recollections of Cotuit in the 1950's and 60's will be examined with an emphasis on the changes that have occurred to flora and fauna over the years.
Ghosts of Cape Cod Barbara Sillery, Author
October 20| Cotuit Library | 7 PM Folktales and legends are part of the rich cultural heritage of the Cape. Author Barbara Sillery will focus on the intriguing apparitions reputed to linger in and about historic homes, museums, and even one rare book store. Based on the book The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands, the origin of the tale will be tracked, the history of the ghost, and why his or her spirit has chosen to make their presence known.
Life in the Pilgrim Colony Resident Pilgrim
November 10| Cotuit Library | 7 PM A “resident” of Plimoth Colony will provide us with insights on what daily life in Plimoth Colony was like, women’s roles in the 17th century, gardening, militia practices, and much more