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Hyannis, 02601
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October 2022

Zoom Lecture: The Effect of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage

October 16 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street
Hyannis, 02601
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Free

Lighthouses, farmsteads, cemeteries, ancient shell middens and shipwrecks--all are part of Cape Cod's history, as well as our present. But what about the future? With the likelihood of rising sea level and more severe storms, climate change poses a real threat not just to natural resources and ecosystems, but to cultural resources as well. Cape Cod National Seashore Historian Bill Burke will discuss what the National Park Service is doing to prepare for climate change effects on prehistoric and historic…

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November 2022

Zoom Lecture: Nantucket Lightship Baskets

November 6 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Funded by Mass Humanities
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street
Hyannis, 02601
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Free

One of the enduring artforms of Nantucket is the lightship basket. This talk will include the early history of the baskets, made originally by men doing hazardous duty aboard the lightships that helped keep other mariners save. The talk will cover the materials and typical construction, as well as some atypical examples that force us to consider how best to define lightship baskets. The discussion will continue with the stories of some of the preeminent lightship basket artists. Speaker Jack…

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