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Upcoming Events
 

Join us for our exciting calendar of events & lectures this fall and winter of 2022!

Shell and Resin Art Workshop

Tuesday, October 11th, 5:30-7:30pm

Robin Pierson, Cape Cod’s "original decorative window and mirror artist," will join us to share her 20 years of experience making art with shells and resin, so you can create your own 8 x 10 seascape artwork. All materials are supplied, but feel free to bring your own special trinkets, like jewelry, shells, or broken pottery. Pre-registration is required; Class limit 15. $90

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Restoring the Charles River Watershed

With Hartman Deetz, Charles River Watershed Association

Sunday, October 16th, 2:30pm VIA ZOOM

The Charles River Watershed Association has worked for decades to improve water quality and maintain the health of this important waterway. Join us for this talk by Hartman Deetz, the Association’s Native American Cultural Advisor, who brings both ecological knowledge and Wampanoag cultural values to the Association’s work, and involves local Native communities through programing for Native youth. This free Zoom lecture is online only. Please visit our website to pre-register.

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Lofting Basics

Begins Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

Runs every Tuesday night, 5:30-7:30pm through January 3rd, 2023

Join Boatwright Bruce Colvin for this hands-on course to learn about lofting, the process by which boat plans are scaled up to full size. Using plans for a 10’ Ned Crosby skiff, learn how to create the full-sized lines on plywood needed to start building. This is a drop-in class; come every week or occasionally, as it suits your schedule. $25 per evening. Class runs approximately 10 weeks.

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Gyotaku and Sake Evening

Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

After the success of our summer workshop on gyotaku, the Japanese art of making prints from fish is back! Enjoy sampling sake as you print and play. We’ll provide paper, plain tote bags, and paint. Bring along a t-shirt if you’d like to leave with wearable art. Class limit 20. $50 per person. Pre-registration required.

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Shellfish in the Northeast: Fifty Years of our Interaction with Succulent Shelled Creatures

with Sandy Macfarlane, Coastal Resource Specialists

Sunday, October 30th, 2:30pm VIA ZOOM

A diversity of environments in the Northeast resulted in a diversity of shellfish species. In the last fifty years, New England has been at the forefront of shellfish research, innovation, and management, leading to a vibrant shellfishing industry. Join us to hear about shellfishing’s role not just in food production, but in job creation and pollution abatement. This free Zoom lecture is online only. 

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The History, Mysteries, and Myths of Nantucket Lightship Baskets

With Jack Fritsch of Nantucket's Antiques Depot

Sunday, November 13th, 2:30pm VIA ZOOM

Join us for an overview of this iconic craft, and some of its most important artisans. Find out why defining a lightship basket is more difficult than it would seem! This free Zoom lecture is online only. 

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PT Boats and the Story of PT 109

With CCMM Executive Director, Elizabeth York

Sunday, November 27th, 2:30pm VIA ZOOM

Join us as CCMM’s Executive Director, Elizabeth York, discusses patrol torpedo boats, and PT 109, the naval patrol boat skippered by John F. Kennedy in World War II. This free Zoom lecture is online only. 

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Past Lectures: Fall 2022 to Winter 2023

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Winslow Lewis and the US Lighthouse Establishment by Emily Sullivan, CCMM Curator

Past Lectures: Fall 2021 to Spring 2022

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Winslow Lewis and the US Lighthouse Establishment by Emily Sullivan, CCMM Curator

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River Herring: Bringing the Ocean to New England’s Freshwater, by Abigail Archer

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Sea Turtle Rescue, with Bob Prescott of Mass Audubon

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Sailing to Freedom: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad, with Dr. Timothy Walker

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Cape Cod and the Slave Trade, with Dr. Meadow Dibble of the Atlantic Black Box

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Leading in Uncharted Waters, with Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz,USCG (Ret.)

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The Ecology of Horseshoe Crabs Around Cape Cod, with Sarah O’Toole

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Saltmarsh Ecology and Restoration, with Jordan Mora

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The Portland Gale by Don Wilding

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Cape Cod’s Marine Food Webs, by Agnes Mittermayr

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The Golden Age of Steamboat Travel in New England by Elizabeth York

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Wampum Belts and the Law of the Land, with Hartman Deetz (Mashpee Wampanoag)

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Maria Mitchell: Daughter of an Unusual Island and Family, with Jascin Leonardo Finger of the Maria Mitchell Association

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Shorebirds on Cape Cod, with Mark Faherty of Mass Audubon

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Sailing the USS Constitution with Carl Herzog

Past Lectures: Winter to Spring 2021

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All About Seals by Brian Sharp

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Sharks: Awareness Inspires Conservation, by Kristen Kibblehouse 

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Climate Change and Cape Cod
with Andrew Gottlieb

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Wild, Unclaimed Beauty by Barry Beder

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Sea Lions and Submersibles

by Dr. Frank Fish

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In the Wake of the Mayflower by Karen Rinaldo and Kevin Doyle

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Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: The Triumph and Tragedy by Don Wilding

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Beachcombing Field Trip with Gilbert Newton

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Global Winds and the History of Exploration by Captain Elliot Rappaport

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Tiggie's Fishing Lore Sets the Hook with Sandy McFarlane

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Lighthouses of Nantucket Sound, by Jeremy D’Entremont

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Beachcombing by Gilbert Newton

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Sea Shanties 101 by Coco Raymond

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The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Blockade! - Cape Cod in 1812 by Charles Johnson

 
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