2016 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.

Open May 20 - Nov. 5

The Rose Victorian

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

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 P.M

“Meet Mehetable”

Mehetable will give a talk about the Puritans, specifically, how the Puritans dressed, what they found when they arrived, their biggest challenges, how they interacted and the impact of religion on their lives. Featuring Alice Plouchard Stelzer whose book Female Adventurers: The Women Who Helped Colonize Massachusetts and Connecticut will be available for purchase.
Co-sponsored with the Dennis Memorial Library
$5.00 Donation
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village

 

Saturday, April 23, 2:00 P.M.

Cape Cod - Collected

Jack Sheedy -Tales from his books with Jim Coogan & Other Sources
$5.00 Donation
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village

 

Saturday, May 21, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

“Dennis-The Sea Captain’s Town”

Hear Some Of Their Amazing Stories at 1800’s Schoolroom at Dennis Maritime Museum
West Dennis Graded School
Open For The Season
67 School Street, West Dennis

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26th, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

Manse Opening Reception

Saturday
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

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Sunday - Opening Tea at Jericho
Learn about Dennis’ farming heritage in the Barn Museum. Tour the traditional full cape house built in 1801 by Theophilus Baker, Sea Captain. Afternoon tea will be served in the Keeping Room.
1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

Sunday, July 10, 12:00-3:00 P.M.

Family Picnic at Jericho

Join us in celebrating the time-honored traditions of community and family fun. There will be games, music, singing and good food.
1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

Friday, July 22 10:00 A.M.

Walk Through Sea Captain’s Cemetery

Please join Terri Fox for a guided walk in the historic South Dennis Cemetery. Enjoy the legends and facts of this area.
Meet at the South Dennis Congregational Church
210 Main St., South Dennis
Rain Date Sunday, July 24, 2:00 p.m.

 

Saturday August 6, 7:00-9:00 P.M.

“MUSIC ‘N MORE”

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble Fundraiser for the Rose Victorian Fence West Dennis Graded School
67 School Street, West Dennis

 

Friday, August 12, 10:00 A.M.

Walk Through the West Dennis Cemetery

A guided walk with Terri Fox through this historic cemetery, formerly the Crowell Family Burying Ground, originated ca. 1700. Some of the earliest settlers of “Crow Town” and “South Village” are thought to be buried here.
Corner of Fisk and Pond Streets, West Dennis.
Rain date Sunday, August 14, 2:00 P.M.

 

Saturday, August 20, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Colonial Day at the Manse

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

 

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Village Garden Club of Dennis Flower Show

Theme: “Through the Ages”
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum
77 Nobscussett Rd., Dennis Village

 

Saturday, September 24, 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 Rd., Dennis Village

 

Saturday, October 8, 12:00-3:00 P.M.

Apple Pie Contest

Ladies & Gentlemen: Is your apple pie recipe worthy of a Blue Ribbon? Let our panel of judges decide. Games, demonstrations and a treasure hunt make this day fun for the entire family.
1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum
90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

 

Saturday, October 29, 12:00 P.M.

Dennis Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Featuring "Phyllis and Josh Remember." Details will be announced in our Newsletter.
LIBERTY HALL, 446 MAIN St., S. Dennis

 

Saturday, November 19, 2:00 P.M.

Writing a History Book

Jim Coogan My New Adventure in Research and Writing a Book on Local History
$5.00 Donation
Dennis Memorial Library
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village

 

Sunday, December 4, 3:00-5:00 P.M.

“Visions of Sugarplums” DHS Christmas Open House

Jericho will be decorated and ready for “The Night before Christmas”. Begin your holiday celebration with us. Traditional holiday refreshments will be served. 1801 Jericho Historical Center & Barn Museum 90 Old Main Street, West Dennis

Sunday, December 11, Noon to 3:30 P.M.

Christmas Open House

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