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.
$8.00 Donation to benefit our Barn Restoration efforts. Call Dawn, 508-237-6954, by Feb. 8 for reservations.
1801 Jericho Historical Center 90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

Saturday, March 8, 2:00P.M.

Taylor-Bray Archeology

Craig Chartier, Plymouth Archeological Rediscovery Project, will present discoveries of a Native American Settlement
and the origina l farm house in Yarmouthport.
$5.00 Donation Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village

 

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
Burt Derick and Phyllis Horton.
$5.00 Donation Dennis Public Library 5 Hall St., Dennis Port

 

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.
$5.00 Donation Jacob Sears Library 23 Center St., East Dennis

 

**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

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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.
Meet at the Jacob Sears Library, 23 Center Street, East Dennis. Rain date June 8, 1:30 P.M.

 

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.
Refreshments will be served.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum 77 Nobscussett Rd., Dennis Village

 

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.
1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum 90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

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.
Carleton Hall Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village

 

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.
Look for the “OPEN” flag. Rte. 6A, near Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village Rain date Sunday, July 20, 2:00 P.M.

 

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.
$5.00 Donation Carleton Hall Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village Saturday, August 2, Noon-3:00 P.M.

 

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.
Donation $6.00. Call Jinny Devine 508-385-4441 1801 Jericho Historical Center 90 Old Main Street, West Dennis. Rain Date Sunday, August 3

 

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.
West Dennis Graded School 67 School St., West Dennis

 

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

 

Sunday, August 17, 1:00 P.M.

Herb Day at Jericho

Costumed Guides will celebrate Dennis Festival Days with herbal demonstrations, crafts and treats.
Tour Captain Theophilus Baker’s “Cape Cod House”. See the authentic tools of the time in the Barn at Jericho.
1801 Jericho Historical Center 90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

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.
Meet on the Church steps 216 Main St., South Dennis Rain date Sunday, August 24, 2:00 P.M.

 

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

 

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.
1801 Jericho Historical Center 90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

Saturday, October 25, 12:00 P.M.

Dennis Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon, plus...
“The Marvelous, Amusing Quack Medicine Show” by Dave Downs

Riverway Lobster House Restaurant At Bass River Bridge 1338 Route 28 South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Call Terri Fox @ 508-760-0433 for reservations

 

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.
$3.00 Donation Jacob Sears Library 23 Center St., East Dennis

 

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.
1801 Jericho Historical Center 90 Old Main St., West Dennis

 

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