Tales of Cape Cod, a non-profit organization dedicated to “bringing history to life” offers the programs listed below for the month of June. All programs are $5 for members and $10 for non-members and take place in the Olde Colonial Courthouse, at the corner of Rendezvous Lane and Route 6A, Barnstable Village. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the programs begin at 7 pm. Parking is available at St. Mary’s Church and the Sturgis Library. Refreshments and a dessert reception will follow each program:
June 5th– sponsored by Robert Paul Properties- Linda Myer, a historical actor, and portraying Abigail Adams, will provide a dramatization of the letters between Abigail Adams and Mercy Otis Warren. At 8 pm on the same evening, the Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Award will be presented to Dolores Holden DaLuz of Hyannis.
June 12th -sponsored by Susan Rhilinger – Greg Williams, a retired judge, will present William Sturgis: Barnstable’s Adventuring Merchant. This program is an overview of the life of William Sturgis, a sea captain, advocate for native peoples, and foiler of an attack on his ship by Chinese pirates. His boyhood home is now the Sturgis Library, celebrating its 150th birthday this year.
June 19th– sponsored by Lesley Wallace, Dromara Farms- International bestselling author Barbara Eppich Struna talks about her newest book The Old Cape Hollywood Secret, part of her Old Cape Cod series. Step back to 1947 on Cape Cod and in Hollywood.
June 26-sponsored by Hyannis Chamber of Commerce-Barbara Burgo, a cultural anthropologist, will discuss the history of Cape Verdeans of Cape Cod; the how, when and why the outmigration to Cape Cod occur up to modern times. Ms. Burgo was the curator for the Harwich Historical Society’s 2012 Cape Verdean Summer Exhibit.