2014 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.
Saturday, February 15, 2:00 P.M.
“Tea and Talk at Jericho”
Enjoy afternoon tea in this fine example of the full “Cape Cod House”.
Marsha Finley presents the story of the two women who restored and
named Jericho and their national and international scope of influence.
Saturday, March 8, 2:00P.M.
Craig Chartier, Plymouth Archeological Rediscovery Project, will
present discoveries of a Native American Settlement
Saturday, April 12, 2:00P.M.
“Old Houses of Dennis”
An illustrated lecture on our old houses, both still standing and long
gone - a part of our history
Creatively presented by
Saturday, April 26, 2:00P.M.
“Underground Railroad, Indenture, Slavery and Abolition on Cape Cod”
Jim Coogan presents a look at what very quietly
happened back in the early and mid-19th century.
**Maritime Days Exhibits**
Saturday, May 10, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
“A Sea Captain or Two Named Howes”
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum, 77 Nobscussett Road, Dennis Village
Saturday, May 17, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
“Wearing of the Blue on Land and Sea”
“Dennis Men in the Civil War” with Civil War Reenactors Dennis Maritime Museum, West Dennis Graded School 67 School Street, West Dennis
Saturday, June 7, 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.
Saturday, June 21, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Manse Opening Reception
Tour the home of Rev. Josiah Dennis, our first settled minister for whom our town was named, led by costumed interpreters.
Sunday, June 22, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Opening Tea at Jericho & “The 1800’s Jet Set”
Enjoy afternoon tea. View our unique collection
of garments intricately adorned with jet beads. Tour Capt. Theophilus Baker’s home and see the authentic tools of the time in The Barn.
Friday, June 27, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
West Dennis Graded School Open House
Period School Room & Dennis Maritime Museum. West Dennis Graded School 67 School Street, West Dennis
Monday, July 7, 5:00 P.M.
Old Fashioned Pie Sale
The Manse Bakers 16th annual pie sale. Buy a homemade pie. Stay for the live concert.
Friday, July 18, 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.
Saturday, July 26, 2:00 P.M.
“And Now, Mark Twain!”
A delightful look at the life and work of America’s
foremost humorist. This one-person play is full of
wit, wisdom and the special brand of storytelling that
made him a legend in his time.
A solo performance by Richard Clark.
Saturday, August 2, Noon-3:00 P.M.
Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
Bring your children, grandchildren or special
friends with their beloved teddy (or other stuffed companion).
A picnic on the lawn plus games and a
scavenger hunt will delight young and old.
Friday, August, 15, 1 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Dennis Festival Days at The School
Learn about school life in the 1800’s
Visit Dennis Maritime Museum
Paintings, Dennis Maritime heritage.
Saturday, August, 16, 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 skills
such as: open hearth cooking, candle making, spinning,
pie making, children’s games on the lawn – and more. Always a wonderful event for young and old!
Visit the one-room schoolhouse.
Sunday, August 17, 1:00 P.M.
Herb Day at Jericho
Costumed Guides will celebrate Dennis Festival Days
with herbal demonstrations, crafts and treats.
Friday, August 22, 10:00 A.M.
Sea Captain’s Cemetery Walk
Guided walk with Terri Fox through the ancient
cemetery of the Congregational Church of South Dennis.
Thursday, September 25, 7:00 P.M.
Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project
Unspoken and unwritten since the mid 19th century, the exciting progress towards reclaiming the language, featured in the film “We Are Still Here” will be presented by Judy Urquhart West Dennis Library, Second Floor 260 Main Street (Rt. 28), West Dennis
Saturday, September 27, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Autumn at the Manse
Our annual “Fall for the Arts” celebration. See
this historic Dennis landmark home. Refreshments.
October 18, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Fall For The Arts at Jericho
Visit our “Dearly Departed” exhibit as we explore
how Victorians mourned the loss of loved ones.
Learn about customs, fashions, funeral and burial
practices that figured prominently in the daily
lives of families in the 19th century.
Saturday, October 25, 12:00 P.M.
Dennis Historical Society’s
Annual Meeting and Luncheon, plus...
Riverway Lobster House Restaurant
At Bass River Bridge
1338 Route 28
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Saturday, November 15, 2:00 P.M.
“Story of the Shiverick Shipyard”
Join our historian Brendan Joyce and learn
the history of Dennis’s historic shipyard.
Saturday, December 6, 2:00P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Dennis Historical Society Christmas Open House
Celebrate the season at the Jericho Historical Center.
View the rooms decked in holiday finery and taste
traditional treats that will be sure to put you
in the holiday mood.
Sunday, December 14, Noon to 3:30 P.M.
Christmas at the Manse
Costumed docents will greet you throughout the
festively decorated historic home of Rev. Josiah
Dennis. Enjoy holiday refreshments with us then
join in the Dennis Visions Stroll.