Join us for a series of free and low-cost programs and events presented by cultural organizations and businesses along the Old King's Highway. For more information and up-to-date events listings, visit www.sturgislibrary.org and click on the “News & Events” menu.
Jim Ellis, Village Blacksmith 6 – 9 & 12 – 16 June from 10 a.m. – noon, Coast Guard Heritage Museum, Barnstable Watch Jim Ellis work the forge in the 19th century carriage house behind the Coast Guard Heritage Museum. Free.
Family Fiddle Concert & Sing-along Wednesday, 6 June @ 6 p.m., New Church, Yarmouth Port Yarmouth Port Library presents musician Denya LeVine, playing a selection of 19th and 20th century tunes. Reservations appreciated. Free.
Sturgis Library Tours Thursday, 7 June @ 1 & 3 p.m. Sturgis Library Tour the oldest library building in the United States! Free.
Character Study Thursday, 7 June @ 5 p.m. Yarmouth Port Library Frank Tardo brings to life 19th century Cape eccentric, Barney Gould. Free.
Discover History at the Barnstable Historical Society Friday, 8 June from 1 – 3 p.m., W.F. Jones House, Barnstable Barnstable Sea Captains exhibit and other Town history. Free.
Sturgis Library Plant Sale Saturday, 9 June from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sturgis Library
Winslow Crocker House Tours Saturday, 9 June from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last tour at 4 p.m.). 2-for-1 adult admission.
A Woman’s Work is Never Done: The Occupations and Lives of the Women Who Worked for the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company Monday, 11 June @ 7 p.m., Tales of Cape Cod, Barnstable Talk by Sandwich Glass Museum Curator, Dorothy Hogan-Schofield, followed by the Mercy Otis Warren Woman of the Year Award ceremony. Free.
Clearing the Coastline Tuesday, 12 June @ 5 p.m. Yarmouth Port Library Dr. Matthew McKenzie will discuss his book, “Clearing the Coastline: The Nineteenth-Century Ecological and Cultural Transformation of Cape Cod.” Free; registration requested.
Reading the Landscape of Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary: Present and Past Wednesday, 13 June @ 10 a.m., Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon Sanctuary Director Ian Ives leads a 1.5 hour walk and discusses the property’s cultural and natural history. Free.
Yarmouth Port Village Green Celebrates History Along 6A Thursday 14 June Captain Bangs Hallet House open 1-4 p.m. $3 adults, $.50 children. Yarmouth residents free. Cobbler Shop open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Edward Gorey House open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Special exhibit, “Edward Gorey and Yarmouth Port.” 2-for-1 adult admission (reg. $5); children under 6 free.
The Diaries of Lizzie (Ryder) Taylor Friday, 15 June @ 4 p.m., Yarmouth Port Library Dot Henion and Laurel Gabel present “One Woman’s Record of Daily Life in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 1886-1913.” Registration requested. Free.
William Sturgis and the Oregon Question Saturday, 16 June @ 2 p.m., Sturgis Library Talk by Dr. Mary Malloy of the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole. Free; registration requested.