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Presidential visits to Cape Cod and the Islands

From Grant to Obama, Presidents have been traveling to the region since the 1870s

When the President of the United States goes on vacation, it’s big news. This past summer President Barack Obama put Martha’s Vineyard in the national spotlight once again when he and his family arrived for their seventh summer getaway on the island. But Obama is hardly the…

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Presidential Recollections


Originally published in 1992

“I always come back to the Cape and walk the beach when I have a tough decision to make. The Cape is the one place I can think and be alone.”

-John F. Kennedy
Hyannisport is a popular destination for many visitors to our area seeking a glimpse into the era of President John…

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A Century on the Sound

The 100th anniversary of Cape Cod’s classic Wianno Seniors will be celebrated this summer showcasing classic—and particularly American—Nantucket Sound memories.

For the last 100 years, a small sloop designed and built on Cape Cod has been a vessel for much more than carefree summer sailing. The first Wianno Senior took its maiden voyage in 1914. The boat was commissioned by about a dozen…

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A Permanent Legacy

JFK, Falmouth’s pink granite, and a special memorial
Every year, millions of people visit John F. Kennedy’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, paying respects to the late president whose office on Pennsylvania Avenue was just a few miles away, across the Potomac River.Kennedy’s grave famously features an eternal flame, which is set within a circular stone and surrounded by…

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100 Years Strong

Festive crowds lined streets draped in patriotic regalia at Provincetown’s impressive Pilgrim Monument dedication ceremony 100 years ago.

Provincetown is hosting a celebration this summer, and the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum plans to party like it’s 1910. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of 252-foot granite monument atop High Pole Hill, organizers are planning a “Rededication Ceremony”, that…

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