Category: History

A Holiday Showcase for the Ages

The Garden Club of Hyannis celebrates 400 years of Cape holidays with a magical transformation of South Yarmouth’s historic Cultural…

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400 Years of Gratitude

In the classic 1970 reggae song, “400 Years,” Peter Tosh of The Wailers decries the painful legacies of oppression, exile,…

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Three Centuries of Flowering

From the 1600s until today, this ancient Orleans ‘hundred-acre wood’ has flourished in hands that cherish the land with patience…

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Taking a Shine to Bradford’s Ace Hardware

As Jack Torrance completes his introduction to the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s 1977 classic supernatural thriller, “The Shining”, the “in-season”…

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Welcome to Cape Cod

Today life is all about speed and instant gratification. Innovations like smartphones, GPS, high-speed internet, streaming music and movies, have…

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A Homecoming to Remember

The intricate restoration of America’s most famous ship, the Mayflower II, and its journey back home to Plymouth. On April…

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The Cod-ification of the Cape

In an early chapter of the epic novel “American Gods” Neil Gaiman relates the story of a ship of sailors…

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History of the Cape Cod Baseball League: The Sons of Summer

Unlike Brooklyn Dodgers fans, whose connection to their “Boys of Summer” is wistful, baseball fans on Cape Cod have a…

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The Lighthouse of Hyannis Port

One of the Cape’s most iconic lighthouses stands not upon the dunes of the National Seashore but at a bend…

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