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Photographing Highland Light

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA 02652

Join Megan O’Leary, Outer Cape Photographer, for an informal overview of how to photograph Highland Lighthouse, a Cape Cod treasure. Starts at 3 pm!


Peleg Nye: The Jonah of Cape Cod

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street, Hyannis

Have you ever heard the story of whaling captain Peleg Nye, who was thrown off the side of a boat and right into the mouth of a giant sperm whale? Miraculously, Nye lived to tell about it … 

Join author Nils Bockmann on Saturday, May 11 from 2:00-4:00 pm for a discussion about his book, Peleg Nye: The Jonah of Cape Cod,and the topic of whaling. 

Tours at Nauset Lighthouse

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
Nauset Lighthouse, Eastham

Nauset Light Tours during Cape Cod Maritime Days are offered from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, May 12 and Sunday, May 19. Tours will also be offered from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Sunday, May 26.  The historic Nauset Lighthouse was rescued from the edge of a sixty-foot high eroding cliff in November 1996. The tower was moved approximately 300 feet to a new location across the road and has now been restored. Tours open to the public, donations accepted. Parking fees may apply. 

Highland Lighthouse Full Moonrise Sunset Climb

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Highland Lighthouse, 27 Highland Light Road, North Truro, MA 02652

Watch the sunset over Provincetown and Cape Cod Bay. Bring a flashlight to walk back to the parking lot. Must be 48" to climb the tower.


Spring Rowing Rendezvous

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Kalmus Beach, Hyannis

On Saturday, May 18, join the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and the Cape Cod Traditional Small Craft Association (CCTSCA) for the annual Spring Rowing Rendezvous at Kalmus Beach in Hyannis!

No sign up, no fee, just fun! Here’s your chance to try rowing a number of traditional New England small boats. CCTSCA members will be bringing their own boats, many owner built. The boats will available for short rows, and assistance will be available for beginners.

Boaters will get their feet wet, so plan accordingly!

Mermaid and the Whale Puppet Show

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street, Sancwich

To the Mermaid, nothing would be better than a ride on the Whale's broad back.  To the Whale, nothing would be better than getting the Mermaid off his back.  Adapted from a Wampanoag tale and Georgess McHargue's 'The Mermaid and the Whale',  meet Lobstah, Clammy, Long John, the Mermaid and the famous sea captain from Truro all in this entertaining play ending in Sandwich! Please register online for this puppet show (starting 4/30).  Best for ages 3 years and up. 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Meeting Room.

Race Point Lighthouse: Special Mariner's Day Tour

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Race Point Lighthouse, Race Point Beach, Provincetown

Join us for a very special tour on Mariner's Day! The entire Light Station will be open to tour with free transportation and light refreshments provided! Included with interior tours of all the historic structures (lighthouse, keepers house & whistle house) is a complete viewing of the solar and wind electric-generating systems. Also for viewing, the solar thermal system; hot water and central heat from the sun! The tours are free but donations are greatly welcome! From 9am until 2pm, rain or shine, come visit us.

100th Anniversary of the NC4 Flight to Chatham- Sunday Lecture

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first transatlantic flight that made an important stop in Chatham. Speaker is Dave Crocker. Admission: $10.00, free for current members. Seats are limited and on sale at the event. Be sure to come early to be guaranteed a seat. Doors open at 1:15 pm.


Opening of "Exquisite Shells: The Art of Sailors Valentines"

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road (Rte. 28), Cotuit

This international exhibition highlights the Sailors Valentine, a unique and intricate art form finely crafted from seashells. The surprising history of the art form is explained and brought to life through antique Sailors Valentines made between 1830 and 1890 in Barbados. On display from May 21 – September 1, 2019.

Sandy Neck Spring Flora & Fauna Hike

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sandy Neck Beach parking lot, West Barnstable

Hike 1.5 miles through Sandy Neck’s Great Marsh and sand dunes to explore barrier beach flora and fauna with BLT and Sandy Neck Park Manager Nina Coleman. Learn about ongoing efforts to protect and restore these and other sensitive natural communities. Wear sturdy hiking boots to walk over sand and uneven terrain. Meet at the gatehouse. 10 am to noon. Free, donations appreciated. For more information and to register, click here.