2021 Programs and Events
HSSC provides programs and sponsors events that promote the spirit and culture of the village of Cotuit.
Lectures and presentations of subjects of interest to Cotuit. Usually the second Thursday of the month held at the Library unless otherwise noted.
HSSC Scholarship Program
Each year HSSC awards a scholarship to a Barnstable student for assistance in their college journey. Criteria for the Ken Ballou Memorial Scholarship include residency in Cotuit or the Town of Barnstable, excellent academic credentials, an interest in history, and a strong sense of community spirit.
Open Hearth Cooking
Learn techniques and tips on cooking over an open hearth. Demonstration/Workshop during the Autumn in Cotuit Fall Festival, October 10.
Historical Plaque Program
Established in 2009, the Historic Plaque Program displays plaques on Cotuit's oldest homes. Houses built prior to 1900, viewable from the street, and that have not been drastically remodeled are eligible for a historic plaque.
Historical Walking Tours
Come explore Cotuits nooks and crannies through Cotuit Center this summer. This one mile walk will take you past 40 historic homes. Leader Tom Burgess will share anecdotes on Cotuit's many historic properties.
Historical Book Club
Everyone is welcome to join the always interesting discussions at the Historical Book Club, which meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Cotuit Library at 7 pm.
Saturday, June 12
12 - 2 PM or until the berries run out!
Dottridge Homestead.. Rain or Shine.
Homecoming / Annual Meeting
Thursday June 17
HSSC Annual Meeting. will take place after our July Board meeting,. Members and their guests are welcome. There will be the election of new board members and presentation of our scholarship . .Come to hear about the new Capital Campaign project.
Taste of Cotuit
Our signature fundraising event will be held Saturday, July 24 from 5-8PM. Tickets can be reserved in advance.
Can't visit us on a weekend?
Come on a Thursday night!
SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Usually held on the second Thursday of the month throughout the Summer, History Uncorked is a fun and casual evening of friendship and community, celebrated with a glass of wine.
Autumn in Olde Cotuit
Saturday, October 12
12 – 3PM
Our annual fall festival will be held the on Columbus Day Weekend. Featuring homemade pies, open hearth cooking, and more!
Holidays at the Homestead
Christmas in Cotuit, the first weekend in December is a BUSY one at HSSC!
Children come back year after year to make a Christmas ornament at the Children's Craft Session, the Gift Shop is busy, and Holiday Party is held in the beautifully decorated Homestead on Saturday night for all our supporters.
Boxwood Tree Workshop
Thursday, December 9 | 6:00 p.m. | Freedom Hall
$50 members/$60 non-members, includes all materials
Join HSSC for a wonderful evening of of crafting and merriment where we will teach you how to "deck your halls'" with a beautifully decorated boxwood tree. Participants will leave with their very own masterpiece to display for the holidays.