Upcoming Lectures

Please note that all of our lectures listed here are free - but reservations are recommended!

Sunday, April 25th, 2:00pm


by Gilbert Newton

Join us to learn about the marine plants and animals you can find along the Cape shoreline—mollusks, crabs, horseshoe crabs, sponges, seaweeds, and more—and hear how you can help protect their critical ecosystems. This is a great primer for anyone who wants to be able to share the wonders of the Cape’s beaches, salt marches, sand dunes and tide pools with kids and grandkids.

Saturday, May 8th, 2:00pm

Sea Lions and Submersibles

by Dr. Frank Fish

Dr. Frank Fish is Professor of Biology at West Chester University. He studies the hydrodynamics of vertebrate swimming, with particular regard to propulsive modes and the evolution of aquatic mammals. He has authored more than 170 scholarly articles, and presented seminars at institutions such as Harvard, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Sunday, May 23rd, 2:00pm

Sea Shanties 101

by Coco Raymond

Join us for a general history of sea shanties! Learn about their origins, the histories of individual songs, and why they’re currently having a resurgence. Then there will be an opportunity to sing a few!

Past Lectures:

Marble Surface

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm

All About Seals by Brian Sharp of IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

Marble Surface

Sunday, April 11th, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm

Wild, Unclaimed Beauty by Barry Beder

Marble Surface

Sunday, Jan. 24 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm

Global Winds and the History of Exploration by Captain Elliot Rappaport of the Maine Maritime Academy

Marble Surface

Sunday, Feb. 7 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm

Sharks: Awareness Inspires Conservation, by Kristen Kibblehouse of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Marble Surface

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm

Tiggie's Fishing Lore Sets the Hook with Sandy McFarlane of Cultural Resource Specialists

Marble Surface

Sunday, March 7th, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm

Climate Change and Cape Cod

with Andrew Gottlieb of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC)

Marble Surface

Sunday, March 21st, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm

Lighthouses of Nantucket Sound, by Jeremy D’Entremont of the American Lighthouse Foundation

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Our mission is to preserve the rich maritime traditions and history for which Cape Cod and the Islands are known. We strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy the maritime culture through exhibitions, collections, public events, and educational programs. Every year, visitors from the immediate community, around the state, New England, and the world visit us to learn about our rich maritime history.

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