Calendar of Events
Historical Society of Old Yarmouth
The Gorham Cobbler Shop (next to the Yarmouth Port Post Office) is open 9:30 AM-3:00 PM
on Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout the year for research and book purchases (508-362-3021).)
January-March-_Classroom visitation to Yarmouth schools for programs on Native Americans and their crafts, the Sea Captains of Yarmouth and the history of the salt works on Cape Cod.
Saturday February 23 and Sunday February 24 “As Though You Were There”: the American Civil War in Letters and Reminiscences, followed by refreshments. Time: 2PM at the Bangs Hallet House. Directed by Cara Watson. Suggested donation $10. Space is limited. Call 508-362-3021 to make reservations.
Saturday March 23, 9AM-3PM-Giant Yard Sale at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Donate items to HSOY or rent your own 6-foot table for $35. No other charges. To donate your items, call 508-362-3652.
Saturday May 25 10AM Spring Trail Walk with Ian Ives. Meet at the Gate House behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office and join a tour of the 50 acre preserve. The 1-1/4 mile walk leads through woodlands and wild flower meadows to the serene setting of Miller’s Pond. For information call 508-362-3021.
Thursday, June 13, 5-7PM Bangs Hallet House, Opening Reception for HSOY Members featuring a selection of Native American Articles from local collectors.
Friday, June 14 1-4PM Opening Bangs Hallet House Museum for the season. Continuous tours 1:00-4:00PM Friday through
Sunday (last tour begins at 3PM). The Bangs Hallet House will feature a special collection of native American articles entitled “From Baskets to Beads“ through July 14. Yarmouth residents free. Groups welcome by special arrangement. For information, call 508-362-3021. Admission $3 adults, $.50 children.
Saturday, June 22 2-4PM Captains and Pirates Caper at the Kelly Chapel Meadow. Children from 4 to 94 enter a make-believe world of seafaring derring-do with an opportunity to participate in story telling, games and activities with refreshments provided. Members and guests $15. Non-members $20.
Sunday June 23 2PM Concert by “The Rum Soaked Crooks” Band in the Kelly Chapel Meadow continues the theme, featuring “Sea Chanteys”, maritime songs and sing-a-longs. Admission $5 or previous days ticket.
Saturday August 3, 1-3PM Costume Tour of Ancient Cemetery Members $7, non-members $10
Wednesday Sept 4 HSOY Member Reception for Historic Wedding Exhibit at the Bangs Hallet House 5-7PM
Thursday, Sept 5 - Sunday Sept 8: Historic Wedding Exhibit (1880-1970) by Anne Grammer The elegant gowns and accessories will appeal to romantics of all ages. Fans of “Downton Abbey” will love all the “attire” to be shown, as will anyone who enjoys fashion through the ages. Anne Grammer’s daily talk at 2PM in the Kelley Chapel will reveal many interesting aspects of weddings and how they have changed through the years. The setting of the Bangs Hallet House and the Kelley Chapel will provide a special setting for Anne’s talk. Admission $10.
Thursday Sept 12 - Sunday Sept 15: Historic Wedding Exhibit (1880-1970) by Anne Grammer The daily lectures in the Kelley Chapel at 2PM. Admission $10.
Wednesday Sept 18, 5PM – Members’ Annual Meeting Celebrating HSOY’s 60 Anniversary at the Old Yarmouth Inn.
Saturday, Sept 21, 12-3PM “Woody Show” on the Yarmouthport Green (Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1-4PM). Collectors from around New England bring their antique woodys to this event. Closing the event at 3PM the woodys will parade through the town of Yarmouth Port. FREE
Sunday, Sept. 22, 1-4PM “All Around the Common” Open House Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, Yarmouth New Church, Winslow Crocker House and the Edward Gorey House will all be welcoming visitors FREE . HSOY will have a White Elephant Sale on the lawn during this event.
Sunday, October 6 10am Trail Walk with Ian Ives. Meet at the Gate House behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office and join a tour of the 50 acre preserve. The 1¼ mile walk leads through woodlands and wild flowered meadows to the serene setting of Miller’s Pond. For information call 508-362-3021.
Monday, October 7, 7pm “As Though You Were There”: The American Civil War in Letters and Remembrances at Tales of Cape Cod in the Colonial Courthouse in Barnstable. Directed by Cara Watson. Free.
Sunday, November 24 at 3:00PM Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service This ecumenical service is offered in the historic Kelley Chapel, nestled in a secluded meadow behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office, Rt 6A. Sit on 1790 Quaker Meeting House pews in front of the potbellied wood stove and enjoy traditional hymns of the harvest season. Refreshments and conversation follow the service.
Sunday December 8 - 1-4PM - Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll. Visit the museums, bed and breakfasts, inns and businesses along the Old Kings Highway as they welcome you with holiday decorations, tasty treats, and music of the season. Carolyn Ray’s Miniature Room Boxes (which were featured several years ago) will again be on display at the Bangs Hallet House. Children can have a FREE photo taken with Santa Claus on the porch of the Bangs Hallet house (courtesy of Walgreens). Festivities end with the tree-lighting on the Village Common at 4:15PM.
Tuesday, December 10 - 4:30-6:30PM – HSOY New Member and Volunteer Reception at the Bangs Hallet House
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