2017 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, March 25, 2:00 P.M.

Saltworks in Dennis and Yarmouth During the Federal Period (1775-1825)

Local historian, Bob Kelley, will share his latest research and findings about our area's saltworks.
Co-sponsored with the Dennis Memorial Library.
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village. $5.00 Donation

Saturday, May 6 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Cape Cod Museum Trail Festival

DHS Exhibition Booth and displays
Hyannis Youth & Community Center,
141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis

 

Saturday, April 29, 2:00 P.M.

Sail Away Ladies!

Join local historian and author, Jim Coogan, for a talk about 19th century seafaring women.
Co-sponsored with the Dennis Memorial Library,
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village. $5.00 Donation

 

Saturday, May 13, 10:00 A.M.

Tour the Cobb House

Private tour with author, Sally Gunning, of the Brewster Historical Society's newly restored Cobb House.
Limited to 25.
$5.00 fee per reservation. Email info@dennishistoricalsociety.org

 

Saturday, May 20 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Blue Water Wives & Mothers

Celebrate the 24th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Month with some hair-raising, heart-rending tales
of perseverance against great odds. Dennis wives were hearty souls. Continuing exhibit.
Dennis Maritime Museum
1867 West Dennis Graded School,
67 School Street, W. Dennis

 

Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Focus on Farms

Opening day at Captain Theophilus Baker’s House celebrates Dennis’ farming heritage
and our local farms in the Barn Museum.
Refreshments will highlight local products.
1801 Jericho Historical Center,
90 Old Main Street, W. Dennis

 

Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Josiah Dennis Manse Museum’s Opening Reception

Tour the first minister’s home with costumed docents.
The Shiverick Maritime Room highlights the long gone Nobscussett Hotel.
Experience a c1745 school and explore our Colonial gardens.
Refreshments served, air conditioned!
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum,
61 Whig Street, Dennis

 

Saturday, July 15 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Children on the Farm

Children of all ages can experience 19th century farm life at Captain Theophilus Baker’s House!
There will be chores, crafts, games and bartering in the Barn Museum’s General Store.
Join in the fun and learning.
1801 Jericho Historical Center,
90 Old Main Street, W. Dennis

 

Friday, July 21 at 10 A.M.

Dennis Village Cemetery Walk

Discover East Parish history of ministers & mariners with Terri Fox as your guide.
Rain Date, Sunday, July 23 at 2 P.M.
Route 6A and Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village

 

Friday & Saturday, July 28 & 29, 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Rose Victorian 5th Annual Yard Sale

in the front yard, back yard & barns, rain or shine.
Discover what you can’t live without treasures amid the eclectic & unique.
485 Route 28 (Main St.), W. Dennis

 

Friday, Aug. 11 at 10 A.M.

West Dennis Cemetery Walk

Terri Fox guides you through the historic south side cemetery of Crow and Crowell.
Rain Date, Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 pm
Corner of Fisk & Pond Streets, W. Dennis

 

Saturday, Aug. 19 - 10 A.M to 4 P.M.

Colonial Day at the Manse

A day filled with Colonial demonstrations by costumed interpreters plus a Pie, Bake & Book Sale. Enjoy Colonial trades, candle making, wool spinning, 18th century education, floral & herbal remedies, lawn games & events for all generations.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum,
61 Whig Street, Dennis Village

 

Saturday, Aug. 19 from 7 to 9 P.M.

“MUSIC N’ MORE”

Dance to The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble at a Fundraiser
for the Rose Victorian Fence. Test your knowledge of Swing Trivia!
1867 West Dennis Graded School,
67 School Street, W. Dennis

 

Saturday, September 9, 2:00 P.M.

Songs of the Sea and More!

Join Julie Charland and Denya LeVine for an afternoon of songs and tales.
Co-sponsored with the Dennis Memorial Library,
1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis Village. $5.00 Donation

 

Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Autumn at the Manse

Celebrate the annual “Fall for the Arts” in a historic atmosphere.
Experience a c1745 school & explore Colonial gardens.
Refreshments served.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum,
61 Whig Street, Dennis Village

 

Saturday, Oct. 7 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Apple Pie Baking Contest Version 2

Join us at Cpt. Theophilus Baker’s House for our 2nd annual contest.
Bake your favorite recipe. Will it be our judge’s favorite too?
Enjoy Jazz music while the judges decide.
1801 Jericho Historical Center,
90 Old Main Street, W. Dennis

Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11:30 A.M.

Dennis Historical Society Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Details to be announced.
The Riverway Lobster House,
1338 Route 28, S. Yarmouth

Sunday, Dec. 10 from Noon to 3:30 P.M.

DHS Christmas at the Manse

Enjoy natural holiday decorations in a festive Colonial home that will enchant young & old.
Part of the Dennis Village Stroll.
A trolley whisks you from the Gazebo to the Manse for caroling & refreshments.
1736 Josiah Dennis Manse Museum,
61 Whig Street, Dennis Village

Memorial Day to Columbus Day

The Rose Victorian

The Rose Victorian will hold special events in the house and on the grounds.
These will be announced on our web sites and in the media.
485 Rte 28, (Main Street), W. Dennis
508-394-1696