Category: History

The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: Cape Poge and North Neck, Martha’s Vineyard

Editor’s note: this is the 15th in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline. Click here to…

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Whalers once headed to Smith’s Tavern in Wellfleet for food, drink and fun

Excavation in 1969-1970 found evidence of a tavern on the Outer Cape in the early 1700s Editor’s note: Prior to…

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The Chequesset Inn was Wellfleet’s Grand Hotel

Built in the 1880s, this attractive hotel inspired tourists to visit the Outer Cape With the opening of the Chequesset Inn…

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For JFK, Hyannis was home, haven and political headquarters

New JFK Hyannis Museum exhibit focuses on President Kennedy’s Cape Cod connections, 100 years after his birth Despite his privileged…

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The Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: Lewis Bay, from Hyannis Port to Kalmus Beach & Great Island

Editor’s note: this is the 14th in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline. Click here to…

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Falmouth’s Mary Sears—she was ‘a powerful natural force’

Falmouth resident was the Navy’s first oceanographer, a longtime WHOI scientist and committed to civic affairs One of the special…

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Changing Shape of the Cape & Islands: Chatham’s Monomoy Islands and Stage Harbor

Editor’s note: this is the 13th in a series of articles covering the region’s dramatically changing coastline. Click here to…

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Sandwich archaeology: Family has found 10,000 artifacts in their backyard

  In 2010, Tom and Melissa Keyes embarked on a new project in Sandwich, with their purchase of the “Old…

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Touring history

Explore the Cape & Islands on these historical walking tours There’s no better way to get to know Cape Cod…

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