Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Digging Into the Past

Digging into the Past, with author and historian,

Theresa Mitchell Barbo on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 1pm.

Free with Museum Admission

The salty waves and sandy beaches of Cape Cod disguise its fascinating and nearly forgotten history.  From Provincetown to Falmouth, treasured and enchanting tales of cultural, maritime, and natural history are tucked into the eaves of past centuries. In her latest book entitled Hidden History of Cape Cod, author Theresa Mitchell Barbo has unraveled unique and informative essays that will encourage a reader to think twice about what is beneath our feet, above our heads, right in front of us, and of course, what trends, issues and events that have passed us by. Learn why one of the most famous rescues in Coast Guard history spent nearly fifty years in the shadows without public notice. Discover which wild creature went from the 19th century soup pot to enjoying conservation protection under state law. Barbo explores these mysteries and more, from the lost diary of a 19th century schoolteacher to the reason Cape Codders call their lunch “the noontime dinner.”

Join Theresa for an illustrated presentation as she lifts the lid on the quirky and remarkable character of Cape Cod and its forgotten happenings.

 For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.