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June 2018

Talk of the Town Speaker Series

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June 20, 2018 The Presidential Cape Cod Summers of John F. Kennedy Brian R. Merrick   Brian is the retired first justice of the Orleans District Court. He also researched and was curator of the Timeline Wall of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Library Museum. In the Presidential campaign summer of 1960 and the three summers that followed, the eyes of the nation and of the world were focused on the small hamlet of Hyannisport. It was the summer home…

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October 2018

Talk of the Town Speaker Series

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 17, 2018 Early Gravestones and Their Stories Laurel K. Gabel   Ms. Gabel is a noted gravestone and cemetery scholar who presents her material with great knowledge and a good deal of wit. She will introduce you to the symbolism and special language of gravestones and how these historic artifacts reflect the attitudes about death held by society during these times. With a focus on New England gravemarkers and their carvers; the Rural Cemetery Movement; fraternal and heraldic symbolism;…

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November 2018

Talk of the Town Speaker Series

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 21, 2018 Henry Beston's Cape Cod Don Wilding, Author and Historian   Henry Beston's book, The Outermost House, is considered a Cape Cod nature literary classic and was written after Beston spent what he called "a year of life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod". Mr. Wilding tell you how Beston's trail to Cape Cod began at the Battle of Verdun in World War I where he was spiritually shaken by his experiences and retreated to the outer…

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