Events

Historical Society Programs for 2022-2023

 
Our programs are free and open to the public. Please feel free to attend.
Unless otherwise noted, our programs start promptly at 2pm and generally run about 1 hour.
 
If the program is a remote Zoom program, an appropriate Zoom link will be offered below.
 
For  in-person programs at the Society, these COVID guidelines will be strictly followed.

As of September 2022:

  • We ask that all participants be vaccinated. For the sake of all our members and our community, please be honest about this.
  • If you are experiencing any of the standard COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and take care of yourself!
  • Seating will be reduced from the usual 45-50 seats to roughly 30 seats to allow for more spacing.
  • When weather permits, we will keep doors open for better fresh air circulation.
  • Refreshments will be available following the program!

If public health conditions worsen, we will ask everyone (except the speaker) to wear a mask while inside Ocean House or possibly convert in-person programs to remote, Zoom programs.  We will try to make this decision at least a week or two in advance of any given program.  Any change of plans or schedule will be made via email and the Society’s website, so please make sure to check before coming to the Society.

 

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022, 2pm

John Galluzzo, Author and Historian

The Story of Stellwagen Bank

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, is a shallow, underwater plateau formed by a complex glacial deposit between 25,000 and 12,000 yrs ago (Image is attached below).  Located 25 miles east of Boston and just 5 miles from either Provincetown or Gloucester, the Bank has been a well-known fishing and whaling ground since the 17th century.  It is also the site of many sunken merchant and fishing vessels, lost at sea due to storms or accidents, and these wrecks are now being explored by maritime archaeologists to uncover their stories. Please join us to listen to John Galluzzo recount the history of the Stellwagen Bank and the stories surrounding some of the most notable shipwrecks.

 

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022, 2pm

Stephen R. Wilk –

Lost Wonderland: The Brief and Brilliant Life of Boston’s Million Dollar Amusement Park

Lost Wonderland Link

 

Sunday, Nov 20, 2022, 2pm

Sheryl Faye Presents

Clara BartonCivil War Nurse and Red Cross Founder

Sheryl Faye / Clara Barton Link

 

 

Sunday, Jan 15, 2023, 2pm

To Be Announced

 

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023, 2pm

To Be Announced

 

Sunday, Mar 19, 2023, 2pm

To Be Announced

 

Sunday, Apr 16, 2023, 2pm

To Be Announced

 


All Events are subject to date changes and/or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen events.

Changes and cancellations will be posted on this site and emailed to Society members.