2019 Event Calendar

All events sponsored by the Dennis Historical Society, the 1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum,
1801 Jericho Historical Center & 1867 West Dennis Graded School Museum are open to the public.
No admittance fee - unless otherwise stated. Donations gratefully accepted.

March 16, Saturday, 2 pm ($5.00 donation)

Join our own Bob Poskitt for "Cranberries"

a talk about the past, present and future
of cranberry growing on Cape Cod.
Dennis Memorial Library co-sponsor
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis

April 6, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

"Cape Cod Museum Trail Festival"

DHS Exhibition Booth
Hyannis Youth & Community Center,
141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis

May 4, Saturday, 2 pm ($5.00 donation)

Our own Mary Kuhrtz presents,

"History of Quivet Neck,
including the Sears families, Saltworks & Sea Captains"
Jacob Sears Memorial Library, East Dennis

June 14, Friday, 10 am (rain date 6/16, 2 pm)

Join Diane Rochelle and Bob Poskitt for

"Howes Cemetery Walk" an informative walk through the newly restored cemetery,
end of Bramble Lane, Dennis Village.

June 15, Saturday 1-4 pm

Museum Opens with this year's theme:

"Dennis Life Savers, Lightship Men and Lighthouse Keepers"
Dennis Maritime Museum at the WDGS
67 School Street, West Dennis

June 21, Friday, 5-7 pm

"Sneak Preview, Members Only"

Be the first to see "Treasures in Cloth"
1801 Captain Baker House & Barn
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

June 22, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Josiah Dennis Manse Opens

"Josiah Dennis' Costumed Mannequin Unveiled"
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

June 23, Sunday, 1-4 pm

1801 Captain Baker House & Barn opens.

"Treasures in Cloth" a display from the DHS quilt collection.
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

July 6, Saturday, 1-4 pm

"Colonial Bed Hangings Project"

1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

July 20, Saturday, 1-4 pm

"Crime & Punishment Colonial Style"

Visitors please exercise caution.
English law was different from our laws today!
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

July 26, Friday 10 am (rain date 7/28 2 pm)

Join guide Terri Fox.

"Sea Captain's Cemetery Walk"
South Dennis Congregational Church
234 Main Street, South Dennis

 

July 27, Saturday, 1-4 pm

"Children on the Farm"

Farm chores, crafts, games & a general
store captivate children of all ages.
1801 Captain Baker House & Barn
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

August 3, Saturday, 1-4 pm

"Weaving on the Loom"

with weaver Susan Kelley using our colonial barn loom.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

August 17, Saturday, 10 am- 4 pm

"Colonial Day at the Manse"

Demonstrations by costumed interpreters, pie, bake and book sales,
colonial trades, crafts & events that appeal to all generations.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

August 23, Friday, 10 am

"Dennis Village Cemetery Walk"

Visit the resting place of Rev. Josiah Dennis, our first minister
and his family. Meet your guide Terri Fox at the Receiving Tomb.
(Rain Date, Aug. 25, Sun., 2 pm)
Route 6A & Old Bass River Road, Dennis

 

August 24, Saturday, 1-4 pm

"Parts & Pieces Yard Sale"

Donate items to sell, sell your own extras, or come to browse and buy.
1801 Captain Baker House & Barn
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

August 31, Saturday 1-4 pm

"The Saga of the Cross Rip, 1918"

Learn about this maritime tragedy, when the crew members of this lightship
did their duty, and it cost them their lives.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

September 7, Saturday, 2 pm $5.00 donation

"Taking Care of Your Book Collection"

Join Pamela Talin-Bryant from the Talin Bookbindery
to learn about caring for your favorite books.
Dennis Memorial Library co-sponsor
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis

 

September 21, Saturday, 1-4 pm

"Autumn at the Manse"

Celebrate our annual “Fall for the Arts” in an historic atmosphere of maritime paintings.
Refreshments served.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

October 12, Saturday, 1-4 pm

"4th Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest"

Do you have a favorite recipe?
Enter, our judges may agree!
1801 Captain Baker House & Barn
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

October 26, Saturday, 11:30 am

"Dennis Historical Society Annual Meeting & Luncheon"

Hear Plymouth 400, Executive Director, Michele Pecoraro.
Topic: "Plymouth 400, the Making of a 21st Century Commemoration "
Members & guests welcome!
Encore Bar & Bistro, 36 Hope Lane, Dennis

Dec. 8, Sunday, Noon – 3:30 pm

"Christmas at the Manse" Part of the Dennis Village Stroll.

Period holiday decorations & refreshments.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

Dec. 14, Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm

"Dennis Maritime Museum Christmas Open House"

Enjoy the West Dennis Stroll and
discover "Dennis life savers, lightship men and lighthouse keepers."
Stay for children's crafts and refreshments.
Dennis Maritime Museum at the WDGS.
67 School Street, West Dennis

Dec. 14, Saturday, 1-4 pm

"DHS Christmas Open House at the 1801 Captain Baker House & Barn"

"How Christmas Celebrations Evolved in the 1800s,"
plus traditional holiday treats & decorations,
part of the West Dennis Stroll.
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

DHS Board Meetings

are held at 2 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month,

(except May which will be Wednesday the 15th), usually at the
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis
DHS members are encouraged to attend.
See our newsletter for exact details.