Calendar of Events 2014
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.

Sunday February 23 - 1 & 3:30PM, February Sunday Salon: “Portraits and Curios”, Join us for an afternoon of
discover and delight as some of the Bangs Hallet House portraits and artifacts come to life. Come meet the past--in person--and take home a new appreciation of Yarmouth’s rich history. Refreshments. Member $10, non-members $12. Reservations required. Call 508-362-3021.

Saturday March 15, 9AM-3PM-Giant Yard Sale at the Yarmouth Senior Center.Donate items to HSOY or rent your
own table for $35. No other charges. For table reservations call 508-362-3832. To donate your items call 508-362-3652.

Saturday, May 10 - 10AM Spring TrailWalk with Ian Ives.Meet at the Gate House behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office
and join a tour of the 50 acre preserve. This 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. FREE

Sunday June 8 - 3PM History Along 6A “Women of The American Revolution” A dramatization featuring Abigale
Adams, Mercy OtisWarren and others who, behind the scenes, shaped American history. Directed by Cara Caldwell Watson at Historic New England’s Thacher 1680 House (located at the corner of Rt. 6A and Thacher Lane). Parking at the Post Office. Reservations required. Call 508-362-3021. Donation $10

Thursday June 12 - 5-7PM Bangs Hallet House Opening. Reception for members.

Friday June 13 - 1-4PM Opening Bangs Hallet House Museum for the season. Continuous tours 1-4PM Friday
through Sunday (last tour begins at 3). For information call 508-362-3021

Friday, June 20 - 6-7:30PM Summer Celebration “War of 1812 Cruise of Lewis Bay”.As the British blockade
tightened around Cape Cod, especially in 1814, action picked up in Lewis Bay. Gage’sWharf on the Yarmouth side of Hyannis Harbor was a focal point for shipping and was defended by breastworks in Yarmouth and Barnstable. Great Island in Yarmouth was fortified. When the British sent in a landing party in an effort to burn a ship they had chased into the harbor, the militia repulsed them. Earlier, at the mouth of the nearby Bass River, a wily Yarmouth Yankee finessed a British ransom demand. Our cruise will take up by some of these historic points. Dick LeGrand and Duncan Oliver will provide the narration. Departs 138 Ocean Street, Hyannis on Hy-Line’s Harbor Cruise Boat. Members $18. Non-members $20.

Friday July 4, 11:30-2PM – Annual Fourth of July Celebration At the Kelley Chapel meadow. FREE

Sunday September 7, 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.

Saturday September 13 - 10AM- 4PM “The Cape Cod House”A tour of a select number of original Cape Cod
Houses, located along historic Old King’s Highway in Yarmouth Port. The program will include lectures by local architect Sara Jane Porter and Sally Zimmerman of Historic New England. The New Church Preservation Foundation and HSOY jointly sponsor this event. Tickets $30 in advance and $35 day of the tour.

Wednesday September 17 - Annual Meeting at the Old Yarmouth Inn. Reservations required. For information call
508-362-3021.

Sunday October 5 - 10AM - TrailWalk 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. FREE.

Sunday, November 23 at 3:00PM Ecumenical Thanksgiving ServiceThis ecumenical serviced 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 7 - 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. A special feature at the Bangs Hallet House will be Gary Albuquerque’s fabulous collection of Christmas ornaments. Children are invited to have their photo taken with Santa on the porch of the Bangs Hallet house (courtesy Walgreens). FREE

Tuesday, December 9 - 4:30-6:30PM – HSOY New Member and Volunteer Reception at Bangs Hallet House. Volunteer Reception at Bangs Hallet House.

 

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