2019 Programs and Events
HSSC provides programs and sponsors events that promote the spirit and culture of the village of Cotuit.
Our popular lecture series is held on the third Thursday of every month on themes of historical and cultural interest to the community of Cotuit as well as Cape Cod. All are welcome to attend!
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 is October 12 2019, 11AM - 3PM
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 8
12 - 4 PM or until the berries run out!
Dottridge Homestead.. Rain or Shine.
Kick off the summer season with our annual Strawberry Festival. This fun family event features delicious strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream served up by our wonderful volunteers.
Homecoming / Annual Meeting
Wednesday June 19
Celebrate the summer solstice and welcome back friends for the season with an evening of wine and cheese and beautiful harp music.
HSSC Annual Meeting. will take place under the tent. Members and their guests are welcome.
Taste of Cotuit
Saturday, July 20
6 PM to 9 PM
Enjoy an evening of fine wines and delicious food from our community eateries. Our signature event also features live music, a live auction, and a raffle. Proceeds from the Taste benefit the HSSC Scholarship Fund and Programming.
Tickets will be on sale starting in June..
Ca'nt visit us on a weekend?
Come on a Thursday night!
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.
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.