2013 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, June 8, 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 22, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Manse Opening Reception
Summer exhibit, "Captain Levi Crowell, Civil War Prisoner".
Tour the home of Rev. Josiah Dennis, our first settled minister for whom our town was named, led by costumed interpreters.
Saturday, June 29, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Jericho Opening Tea & Wedding Gowns Thru the Years
See how fashions and customs changed. Tour the 1801 home of Capt. Theophilus Baker. Enjoy tea and dainties.
Monday, July 1, 5:30 P.M.
Old Fashioned Pie Sale on the Green
The Manse Bakers 15th annual pie sale. Buy a homemade pie, or just a slice.
Saturday, July 13, 1:00 P.M.
Box Lunch Social
On the back lawn at Jericho Museum with "all that jazz". Come in costume if you’d like and enjoy the ambience of the Roaring 20s.
Friday, July 19, 10:00 A.M.
Walk through the Sea Captain’s Cemetery
Meet your guide, Terri Fox, at the main door of South Dennis Congregational Church where sea captains worshiped. Then to the graveyard for tales of those
lost at sea, a murder, a pickled husband, and the "Keeper of the Dump".
Wednesday, August 7, 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
DHS Flotsam and Jetsam Yard Sale
Historical or Hysterical—Stuff!! Come find something you just have to have.
Saturday, August, 17, 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. Spinners, candle and pie making, children’s games.
Saturday, August 24, Noon-3:00 P.M.
Jericho’s Teddy Bear Picnic
Bring your children, grandchildren or special little friends in the neighborhood and their beloved teddies or other "very special toy".
Games and a treasure hunt.
Friday, September 6, 10:00 A. M.
Walk Through the Dennis Village Cemetery
Guided walk through this cemetery listed on the National Registry of Historic Places where Rev. Dennis and his family rest. Meet your costumed guide, Terri Fox, at the Receiving Tomb. Look for the "OPEN" flag.
Saturday, September 7, Noon-1:30 P.M. (Board ship at 11:30 A. M.)
Take a luncheon cruise on the good ship Lobster Roll out of Sesuit Harbor at Northside Marina, 351 Sesuit Neck Road, East Dennis. Enjoy Mary Kuhrtz’s talk about
this historic area.
Saturday, September 28, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Autumn at the Manse
Our annual "Fall for the Arts" celebration.
Saturday, October 5, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Autumn Open House & Blue Water Wives & Mothers
At Jericho, Marsha Finley will present "A visit with Elizabeth Reynard", who restored and named Jericho.
Sunday, October 20, 5:00 P.M.
Celebrating DHS 50th Anniversary
Join us for our Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Sea View Restaurant. Social Hour at 5:00, Dinner at 6:00. A brief business meeting with election of officers to follow. Some Old Timers will regale you with tales of a few characters from the Good Old Days in Dennis.
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 P.M.
Yarmouth historian and raconteur Duncan Oliver will present the very early days of whaling in Dennis and Yarmouth.
Sunday, December 8, Noon to 3:30 P.M.
DHS 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.