2015 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.

Sunday, March 15th, 2 P.M.

The O’Neils: Family and Flag

Peter Cikowski will present the story of the recently restored fifteen-star flag that hangs in the Wixon School and of the family that owned it.
West Dennis Library, second floor
260 Main Street (Rt. 28), West Dennis

 

Saturday, April 11, 2:00 P.M.

Old Houses of Dennis

An illustrated lecture on our old houses, both still standing and long gone, creatively presented by Phyllis Horton.
This core part of our history displays the wide variety of styles employed through the years
$5.00 Donation
Dennis Public Library
5 Hall St., Dennis Port

 

**Maritime Days Exhibits**

Saturday, May 16, 1:00-4:00P.M.

Home Port: West Dennis - Life and Times of Some West Dennis Captains

Dennis Maritime Museum
West Dennis Graded School
67 School Street, West Dennis

 

Sunday, May 17, 2:00 P.M.

Saltworks on Cape Cod - And Most Particularly in Dennis

One of the most historic features of Cape Cod
Presented by John G. Sears III
West Dennis Library, second floor
260 Main Street (Rt. 28), West Dennis

 

Saturday, June 13, 10:30 A.M.

Walking Tour of Historic Quivet Neck

Join Brendan Joyce for a fascinating stroll around Quivet Neck and learn the history of this special place.
Meet at the Jacob Sears Library
23 Center Street, East Dennis.
Rain date June 14, 1:30 P.M.

 

Saturday, June 27, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

Manse Opening Reception
Growing Up In Dennis in the 1700s

Tour the home of Rev. Josiah Dennis, our first settled minister for whom our town was named, led by costumed interpreters.
Refreshments will be served.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
77 Nobscussett Rd., Dennis Village

 

Sunday, June 28, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

Opening Tea at Jericho &
Growing Up in Dennis in the 1800s

Costumed guides lead tours of the house and barn highlighting what a child’s life was in the 1800s. Afternoon tea will be served in the Keeping Room.
1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

Friday, July 3, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

West Dennis Graded School - Open For The Season
Growing Up in Dennis in the 1900s

The final exhibit in our three century series Dennis Maritime Museum
West Dennis Graded School
67 School Street, West Dennis

 

Sunday, July 12, 12:00-4:00 P.M.

Herb Day at Jericho

Join us as an herbalist helps us understand folk remedies through the perspective of western herbal tradition and kitchen medicine.
This well - accepted program will include herbal demonstrations, crafts, and treats.
Costumed guides will lead you through the house & barn with it’s exhibit of antique tools and artifacts.
1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 P.M.

Lighthouses and Lifesaving Along Cape Cod

Illustrated presentation with rare lighthouse and lifesaving station pictures.
Jim Claflin, keeper of Race Point Light and author.
$5.00 Donation
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village

 

Friday, July 24, 10:00 A.M.

Walk Through West Dennis Cemetery

A guided walk with Terri Fox through this historic cemetery, formerly the Crowell Family Burying Ground.
Corner of Fisk and Pond Streets, West Dennis
Rain date July 26, 2:00 P.M.

 

Friday, August 14, 10:00 A.M.

Walk Through the Dennis Village Cemetery

Guided walk through this cemetery where Rev. Dennis and his family rest.
Meet your costumed guide, Terri Fox, at the Receiving Tomb. Look for the "OPEN" flag.
Rte. 6A, near Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village
Rain date Sunday, August 16, 2:00 P.M.

 

Saturday, August, 15, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Colonial Day at the Manse

Tom Kelleher, blacksmith at Sturbridge Village will demonstrate his skills in creating iron work.
Costumed interpreters will demonstrate early Colonial skills such as: candle making, spinning, pie making, children’s games on the lawn & more.
Pie and baked goods sale!
Always a wonderful event for young and old!
Visit the 1745 one-room schoolhouse.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
77 Nobscussett Road, Dennis Village

 

Tuesday, August 18, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Village Garden Club of Dennis Flower Show
Theme: "Museums in the Manse"

1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
77 Nobscussett Rd., Dennis Village

 

Saturday, August 22, Noon-3:00 P.M.

3rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your children, grandchildren or special friends with their beloved stuffed companion.
A great event in the past with fun for all!
There will be a picnic on the lawn, games and a scavenger hunt that will delight young and old.
$5.00 per person or $15.00 for a family of 4.
Call Jinny Devine, 508-385-4441, to reserve a blanket!
1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis.

 

Thursday, September 17, 7:00 P.M.

Shared History of the Dennis Union and East Dennis Churches

Amusing anecdotes and history of these two churches that once shared the first woman minister, Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, a Suffragette.
Presented by Rev. Josh Crowell
Carleton Hall on Old Bass River Road
Dennis Village

 

Saturday, September 26, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

Autumn at the Manse
Our annual "Fall for the Arts" celebration.

See this historic Dennis landmark home.
Refreshments.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
77 Nobscussett Road, Dennis Village

 

Saturday, October 10, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

Golden Days at Jericho

This Fall explore the skills of the 1800s and celebrate the harvest with us. Demonstrations including chair caning, quilting and decorative painting, plus activities and games involving the cranberry harvest and salt works will be the perfect balance of learning and fun for all ages.
1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

Saturday, October 17, 12:00 P.M.

Dennis Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon, The featured presentation will be"The Separation of Yarmouth and Dennis" by Duncan Oliver

For Information and paid reservations please contact Jinny Devine, 508-385-4441
Liberty Hall
Main St. & Upper County Rd.
South Dennis

 

Sunday, December 13, Noon to 3:30 P.M.

Dennis Historical Society Christmas Open House

Costumed docents will greet you throughout the festively decorated historic home of Rev. Josiah Dennis.
Enjoy holiday refreshments with us and then join in the Dennis Visions Stroll.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
77 Nobscussett Road, Dennis Village

 

Watch for dates!

The Rose Victorian

The Rose Victorian will hold special events in the house and on the grounds.
These will be announced on our web sites and in the media:
www.rosevictorian.com
www.dennishistoricalsociety.org
Follow the Rose Victorian on Facebook
485 Main St., Rt. 28, West Dennis