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.
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.
**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
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
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.
Saturday, June 27, 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 28, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Opening Tea at Jericho &
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.
Friday, July 3, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
West Dennis Graded School - Open For The Season
The final exhibit in our three century series Dennis Maritime Museum
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.
Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 P.M.
Lighthouses and Lifesaving Along Cape Cod
Illustrated presentation with rare lighthouse and lifesaving station pictures.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 18, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Village Garden Club of Dennis Flower Show
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
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.
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.
Saturday, September 26, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Autumn at the Manse
See this historic Dennis landmark home.
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.
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
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.
Watch for dates!
The Rose Victorian
The Rose Victorian will hold special events in the house and on the grounds.