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Oktoberfest in Centerville
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Oktoberfest in Centerville

Saturday, September 7, 5 - 8 PM

Join us for an evening of German song and great food.

Our Evening Menu:

Fitting German pre-meal appetizers
Jagerschnitzel [breaded pork cutlets cooked German style]

Spaetzle with hunter gravy [German egg noodles with mushroom gravy]

Gurkensalat [German cucumber salad]

Applesauce and Black forest cake

German Beers and Wines

Music provided by: Cape Cod Bavarian Band


$45. per person (members)$55. per person (nonmembers)
Paid Reservation required by August 31stCheck or Credit Card

Information (503) 775-0331chsm@centervillehistoricalmuseum.org

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On the Wind-Photography Exhibit
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

On the Wind-Photography Exhibit

On the Wind

A photography exhibit

featuring the works

of Ed Gifford

Opening Reception

Friday, September 20

5:30-7:30 pm

FREE and open to the public

Recognized as one of the nation's most renowned maritime-themed photographers, Ed Gifford's remarkable exhibit, "On the Wind" features black and white and color images of Herreshoff sailing yachts.

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Summer Soiree by the Harbor
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Soiree by the Harbor

On Saturday, August 10 from 6:00-9:00 pm, come and mingle out on our patio under the tent with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and the serenity of the harbor at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum’s 2019 Summer Soiree by the Harbor!

The soiree is a fundraiser for the Cape Cod Maritime Museum for its mentoring, boat building and education programs, and will also include a silent auction and a raffle. 

“This is what we live for on the Cape, and we have it all right here at the museum – being outside by the water on a summer night,” said executive director Liz Rabideau.

In addition to mingling by the harbor, guests can learn about the museum’s exciting new programs and exhibits, including The History of Navigation from 1200 BC; The Pilgrims Before they were Here; and the Surfboat Restoration exhibit.

Cost is $25.00 per person.

URL for more details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-soiree-by-the-harbor-tickets-65097512412

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 Centerville Historical Museum’s Annual Yard Sale
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Centerville Historical Museum’s Annual Yard Sale

One of the museum’s major fundraising events, the August yard sale will be its fourteenth. People come from far and wide to stroll through the many tables of objects under the big tent. They buy, meet their neighbors and delight in the variety of lovingly kept yet perhaps no longer needed articles in the many categories offered at several areas of the museum’s grounds. As the saying goes, “The better the quality, the better the sale.”

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4th Annual Art at the Museum-Show and Sale
Jul
18
4:00 PM16:00

4th Annual Art at the Museum-Show and Sale

Thursday, July 18

4-4:30 Preview for Members

4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

General Public

Free Admission.

Wine & Hors d'oeuvres

Rain or Shine Under Our Tent

Love art? So do we. Mix and mingle with friends and renowned Cape Cod artists as you enjoy fine art with the backdrop of historic Crosby Boats.

 

Seventeen artists will be on hand for the Art @ The Museum event on July 18 in a tent on the grounds of the Osterville Historical Museum. All of the paintings, Pairpoint Glass, and Sailor's Valentines are for sale and benefit the Museum. (30% of all sales is recognized as a tax deductible donation and go directly to the museum.)

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Cahoon Museum Brush Off Festival  and Art Auction
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

Cahoon Museum Brush Off Festival and Art Auction

Saturday, July 6, 9:00am - 2:30pm

rain date July 7th

Join the Cahoon Museum for a day of summer fun celebrating the Cape’s art and artists. A Cape Cod tradition, this 29th annual fundraising event features silent and live art auctions, local artists painting on location, food, and music on the Cotuit Village green. Come experience heart-warming community spirit while benefiting the Cahoon Museum!

  • 9:00am to Noon – Artists On Location

  • 9:30am to Noon – Silent Art Auction

  • 10:00am to 2:30pm – Food by Pineapple Caper Cafe Food Truck & Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

  • 11:30am to 1:00pmBubbleman and Music by Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz

  • 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Live Art Auction: Charles Bailey-Gates will be the auctioneer.
    Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fun! Bid on art to support local artists and the Museum!

  • All Day Family Fun! Face Painting, Cahoon Museum Information and Membership Table

Preview art here:

https://cahoonmuseum.org/programs/brush-off/2019-brush-off-auction-preview/

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Free Fun Friday at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum!
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Free Fun Friday at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum!

That’s right – on Friday, July 5th, admission to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum is FREE! 

In partnership with the Highland Street Foundation, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum is taking part in the Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays Initiative, in which 100 institutions across Massachusetts will offer FREE admission. 

“We are so appreciative for the opportunity to make the museum accessible to as many people as possible,” said Liz Rabideau, executive director at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Museum personnel will be on hand with activities for kids including a scavenger hunt and outdoor games.

The museum will be open from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

URL for more details: http://capecodmaritimemuseum.org

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Country and Western Cookout - Come for Food and Fun
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Country and Western Cookout - Come for Food and Fun

Country and Western Cookout

June 29, 2019 (rain or shine) 5-8 pm

Ribs, Burgers, Franks, Chicken, Corn, Salads -Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks

Music by the Northside String Band

Line Dancing

$40. non members, $35. members, $7. children 5-7, under 5 free

Reservation by June 15

email: CHSM@CentervillehistoricalMuseum.org 508-775-0331

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Peleg Nye: The Jonah of Cape Cod ~ A talk with author Nils Bockmann
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Peleg Nye: The Jonah of Cape Cod ~ A talk with author Nils Bockmann

Have you ever heard the story of whaling captain Peleg Nye, who was thrown off the side of a boat and right into the mouth of a giant sperm whale? Miraculously, Nye lived to tell about it … 
Join author Nils Bockmann on Saturday, May 11 from 2:00-4:00 pm for a discussion about his book, Peleg Nye: The Jonah of Cape Cod, and the topic of whaling. 
In 1864, first mate Peleg Nye, veteran whale man and former whaling captain was climbing the chain of command aboard the George W. Lewis out of Provincetown. On this voyage, a captured sperm whale hit the bow of the whaleboat, sending Nye over the bow and into the leviathan’s closing mouth. Nye and the dying whale slipped beneath the surface, Nye's twitching legs protruding between its teeth. 
Thanks to his captain's makeshift medical skills, Nye survived. He returned home eight months later as an immediate celebrity, and thus was known as the "Jonah of Cape Cod." 
Nye's story is historical fact, authenticated by the captain's logbook held in the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Kendall Collection. The meticulous research of author Nils Bockmann reveals the complex world of nineteenth-century whalers and the savage industry they served.

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MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING at the Centerville Historical Museum
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING at the Centerville Historical Museum

MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING

CHM is hosting a poetry reading and book signing with poet Anca Vlasopolos. She'll be speaking on and reading from her newly published book of poems Often Fanged Light. Come meet the author, enjoy some refreshments, and have your book signed.

Friday, April 26, 7PM -  Admission $10/nonmember, $8/member

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