The Highland Lighthouse in Truro with keepers house on the right

Fall Happenings on Cape Cod Cod

Our Cape Cod Museum Trail was launched in 2014 when a few museum directors on Cape Cod gathered to discuss ways to share, coordinate and promote each other’s vast and diverse resources. It continues to evolve with many new member museums joining the trail monthly.

This organization shares everything from Cape Cod history to nature and art -a tremendous resource that you can follow on your computer, tablet or phone to plan your next Cape Cod holiday. Here, you can visit a variety of museums along the trail from its tip and the Pilgrim Monument to Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich. Explore photo galleries, view videos, read stories or just take a virtual tour any time of the year.

We just received their latest Newsletter which is highlighted below. Cape Cod is so magical in the fall with endless places to explore and visit.

You can sign up here to receive future newsletters and to download your trail today.

 

Highlights along theTrail
 
 
Discovering New Artists
Provincetown Art Association Museum
With the fall comes compelling art exhibitions across the Museum Trail.  This exhibit is underwritten by the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant, awarded to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. Its mission is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art.
 
Tour Historical Setucket
Brewster Historical Society
One more chance to take a mini-coach guided tour and go back in time via a narrated guide scripted by author Sally Gunning.    Complimentary refreshments and side tour/shopping at Hopkins House Bakery. Meet Gunning for a book signing too.
Modernism, Mexico and Cape Cod
Cape Cod Museum of Art
This exhibit of artist Milton Teichman includes 35 pieces that illustrate his high level of experimentation and exploration while exercising his ideas and skills in painting and sculpture. Teichman experiments with collage and assemblage.  In sculpture, he works in bronze, clay, wood, sheet brass, styrofoam, paper, and found objects.   Click here
 
 
A Bewitching Story
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Fact: New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe is descended from three women who were tried for witchcraft in Salem. Fiction: Her latest work, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs, is a bewitching story of a woman with a similar history.    Click here.
Waters of the Three Bays
Historical Society of Santuit-Cotuit 
 
Zenas “Zee” Crocker will discuss Osterville’s and Cotuit’s shared watershed: its history, demographics and components. What makes our Three Bays unique among the 53 watersheds on Cape Cod? What has led to this watershed being the third most troubled on Cape Cod?
On the Wind
Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Recognized as one of the nation’s most renowned maritime-themed photographers, Ed Gifford’s remarkable photography exhibit, “On the Wind” features black and white and color images of Herreshoff sailing yachts. An avid sailor himself, Gifford has logged some 45,000 boating hours and taken part in many races worldwide.      Click here.

 
Art on Two Wheels
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
This exhibit of a century of motorcycles and related artwork includes rare, vintage, and custom bikes, mostly Harley-Davidsons, all extraordinary, from the collection of David McGraw, who has worked for decades to acquire and restore iconic Harleys and other fine machines.
 
Free All Day
Cahoon Museum of American Art
Smithsonian Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people.
 
 
Nye Family Reunion
Nye Family Homestead and Museum
 
  Come join the family for the day.  This is a tradition dating back to 1902.  There will be a clambake and annual business meeting.

 

Mushrooming Beyond the Basics
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Let’s go a little further and learn about some medicinal mushrooms, and more about mushroom features and methods of identification. Our talk with visuals will cover additional types of mushrooms to take you further on your mushrooming journey. Afterwards, we will go out on the Museum trail to find some wild mushrooms.    Click here.
Grounding of the Eldia
Orleans Historical Society 
The Eldia tanker grounded 35 years ago.  Local historian Bonnie Snow will present an overview of the events of the spring of 1984, plus a chance for locals to reminisce with memorabilia and photographs.  Image from WCAI.
Harvest Festival 
 Bourne Society for Historic Preservation
The Alonzo Booth Blacksmith Shop and the Alan Green Carriage House will be open. The forge will be fired up and blacksmiths demonstrating their skills.  Our antique carriage collection will be on display.   Pony rides, old-time games, face painting and crafts will entertain the children for a day “unplugged”. A puppet show will be presented – free with admission.

 

Baker’s Dozen
Provincetown Art Association Museum
One of the joys of viewing art is making connections between new pieces and those with which we are familiar.  Come experience this with Beth Stein as she takes you through selected works from PAAM’s permanent collection.
A Kids’ Cranberry Festival
JFK Hyannis Museum
 Favorite children’s author Jim Coogan will return to the museum to present Clarence the Cranberry Who Couldn’t Bounce. Chef Dylan Jordan of Rendezvous Café will teach how to make delicious cranberry muffins. Each participant will get a bag of cranberries and a copy of the recipe.

 

Dunham Shoe Factory in Concert
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
The Dunham Shoe Factory is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach and Dave Haughey. They are a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion and cello, their music draws from an array of styles including Egyptian, Jazz, Brazilian, Turkish, and Indian music.
Sagas of the Icelanders
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
 
The Sagas of Icelanders are perhaps our best source of information about the use of weapons in the Viking age, giving many examples of men using weapons to resolve their disputes and to defend their honor. When combined with evidence from archaeology and from bioarchaeology, these examples paint a fairly clear picture of how Viking-age warriors fought.
 
Wampanoag Day
Aptucxet Trading Post
Celebrate Cape Cod’s first people at this Annual festival celebrating Wampanoag history and culture. Featuring a performance by the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers. Events include drumming, dancing, music, native games, corn husk figures, wampum demonstrations and native crafts.
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Calendar of Events
September 17-30
Tuesday, September 17 – Modernism, Mexico and Cape Cod
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Wednesday, September 18 – Nature Photo Walk
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, September 18 – Historic Walking Tour
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Wednesday, September 18 – Wildflower Garden Book Club
Green Briar Nature Center
Wednesday, September 18 –  Wine and Music
Cotuit Center for the Arts
Wednesday, September 18 – Adult Jam Making
Green Briar Nature Center
Wednesday, September 18 – Feed Your Love Open Mic
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Thursday, September 19 – Bird Walk and Talk
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Thursday, September 19 – Photographer Paul Blackmore
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Thursday, September 19 – Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Thursday, September 19 – Health of Three Bays Waters
Historical Society of Santuit-Cotuit
Friday September 20 – Fall Fest Friday
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Friday, September 20 – On the Wind Photography
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Friday, September 20 – Harley-Davidson Art Exhibit
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Friday, September 20 – Dunham Shoe Factory Concert
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Saturday, September 21 – Nye Family Reunion
Nye Family Homestead and Museum
 
Saturday, September 21 – Smithsonian Free Museum Day
Cahoon Museum of American Art
Saturday, September 21 – Adult Jam Making
Green Briar Nature Center
Saturday, September 21 – Author Consie Berghuasen
JFK Hyannis Museum
Saturday, September 21 – Behind the Scenes Auto Tour
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Saturday, September 21 – East Coast Theraphy Dogs
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Saturday, September 21 – Autumn at the Manse
1736 Dennis Manse Museum
Saturday, September 21 – 2019 Artist Muse
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Saturday, September 21 – The Destruction of Lisbon
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Sunday, September 22 – Mushrooming Beyond the Basics
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Sunday, September 23 –  Cuttyhunk Boat Tour
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
Sunday, September 22 – Wreck of the Eldia
Orleans Historical Society
Tuesday, September 24 – A Baker’s Dozen
Provincetown Art Association Museum
Wednesday, September 25 – Historic Walking Tour
Pigrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Wednesday, September 25 – Historic Trolley Tours
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Wednesday, September 25 – Attenborough and the Sea Dragon
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, September 25 – Climate Talk
Sturgis Library
Wednesday, September 25 – Wine and Walk
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Wednesday, September 25 – Adult Jam Making
Green Briar Nature Center
Wednesday, September 25 – Intrigues, Lies and Deceptions
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Wednesday, September 25 – Paranski and Chaplan Perform
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Thursday, September 26 – Widows War Tour, Morning
Brewster Historical Society
Thursday, September 26 –  Widows War Tour, Afternoon
Brewster Historical Society
Thursday, September 26 – Behind the Scenes Auto Tour
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Thursday, September 26- Manhattan Short Film Festival
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Friday, September 27 – Grant Recipients Exhibition
Provincetown Art Association Museum

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Breakwater beach at sunset
Beautiful colors at sunset on Breakwater beach

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