2018 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 10, Saturday, 2 pm $5.00 donation

History of the Cape Playhouse

Join Managing Director, Brett Bernardini, for an engaging talk about the Cape Playhouse’s history & the upcoming season
Dennis Memorial Library co-sponsor
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis

April 28, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Cape Cod Museum Trail Festival

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

 

April 28, Saturday, 7 pm
April 29, Sunday, 2 pm

Tales from Our Past III

with Historical Society of Old Yarmouth
Captivating vignettes from our past.
Carleton Hall 1006 Old Bass River Road, Dennis
$15 donation or $12 donation (DHS member)

 

May 19, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Hoisting the Sails

Exciting exhibit of Dennis Sea Captains
Dennis Maritime Museum at 1867 WDGS
67 School Street, West Dennis

 

June 23, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Josiah Dennis Manse Opens

Celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the Town of Dennis Incorporation
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

June 30, Saturday,1-4 pm

Inventions, Medicines & Labor Saving Devices

Opening day at Captain Theophilus Baker’s House celebrates Dennis’ farming heritage and our local farms in the Barn Museum.
Refreshments will highlight local products.
1801 Jericho Historical Center,
90 Old Main Street, W. Dennis

 

Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Josiah Dennis Manse Museum’s Opening Reception

An intriguing exhibit of Innovations, Medicines & Devices from 1840-1920.
1801 Capt. Baker’s House & Barn
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

July 7, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Nobscusset Indian Room Dedication

Meet the first people who lived here 4,000 years ago, their artifacts & stories
Dennis Maritime Museum at 1867 WDGS
67 School Street, West Dennis

 

July 13, Friday, 10 am

West Dennis Cemetery Walk

Discover the burial ground of Crowe & Crowell with cemetery guide Terri Fox
Rain Date July 15, Sunday, 2 pm
West Dennis Cemetery
Fisk & Pond Streets, West Dennis

 

July 14, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Colonial Gadgets & Tools

Implements from long ago astonish you!
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

July 21, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Meet Mother Goose

Find delightful nursery rhymes in every room with our colonial Mother Goose
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

July 28, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Children on the Farm

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

 

Aug. 3, Friday, 10 am

Dennis Village Cemetery Walk

Discover burials of East Parish ministers & mariners with cemetery guide Terri Fox
Rain Date, Aug. 5, Sunday, 2 pm
Dennis Village Cemetery
Route 6A & Old Bass River Road, Dennis

 

Aug. 4, 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

 

Aug. 18, Saturday, 10 am- 4 pm

Colonial Day at the Manse

A day filled with Colonial demonstrations by costumed interpreters plus a Pie, Bake & Book Sale, Colonial trades & crafts, lawn games & education that appeal to all generations
Don’t miss the Yarmouth Minutemen, their muskets & cannon
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

September 22, Saturday, 1-4 pm

Autumn at the Manse

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

Sept. 29, Saturday, 2 pm $5.00 Donation

Cape Cod School Days

Time travel with Anne Speyer, South Dennis Free Public Library Librarian & retired English teacher, to learn about early education
Dennis Memorial Library co-sponsor
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis

Oct. 6, Saturday, 1-4 pm

3rd Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest

What makes a perfect apple pie?
Macintosh or Cortland? Crust or crumble?
Judge for yourself & then enjoy a slice.
1801 Capt. Baker’s House & Barn
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

Oct. 20, Saturday, 11:30 am

Dennis Historical Society
Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Members & guests welcome
Riverway Lobster House
1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth

Dec. 9, Sunday, Noon – 3:30 pm

Christmas at the Manse

Part of the Dennis Village Stroll,
A trolley whisks you from the Gazebo to the Manse to enjoy natural holiday decorations & refreshments
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
61 Whig Street, Dennis

Dec. 15, Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm

Dennis Maritime Museum
Christmas Open House

Enjoy the West Dennis Stroll while you discover schooners & sea captains
Festive refreshments served
Dennis Maritime Museum at 1867 WDGS
67 School Street, West Dennis

Dec. 15, Saturday, 1-4 pm

DHS Christmas & Afternoon Tea
at Capt. Baker’s House

Dennis Historical Society Christmas Tea Traditional holiday treats & decorations transport you to the 19th century
Part of the West Dennis Stroll
1801 Capt. Baker’s House & Barn
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

DHS Board Meetings

are held at 2 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month,
usually at the Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis
DHS members are encouraged to attend.
See our newsletter for exact details.