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:
Thursday, March 31, 7:00 P.M
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.
Saturday, April 23, 2:00 P.M.
Cape Cod - Collected
-Tales from his books with
Jim Coogan & Other Sources
Friday, 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
Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26th, 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Manse Opening Reception
Saturday - “Growing Up In Dennis in the 1700’s”
Sunday - Opening Tea at Jericho
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.
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.
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
Friday, August 12, 10:00 A.M.
Walk Through the Dennis Village 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.
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.
Tuesday, September 10, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Village Garden Club of Dennis Flower Show
Theme: “Through the Ages”
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, November 19, 2:00 P.M.
Writing a History Book
My New Adventure in Research and
Writing a Book on Local History
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.