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
Saturday March 14, 9AM-3PM-Giant Yard Sale at the Yarmouth Senior Center.Donate items to HSOY or rent your
Sunday March 15, 2PM, Mid-Winter Salon: “Adorning New England Jewelry”, at the Bangs Hallet House. Lecture by Historic New England's Laura Johnson featuring slides of jewelry from 1700 to present. After the lecture Ms Johnson will examine one piece of jewelry from each attendee for identification and history. Members $8, non-members $10. Reservations required. For an additional $10, a limited number of attendees may present one piece of jewelry to graduate gemologist, Stephen Albright of Adrene Jewelers for a verbal appraisal. Reservations required at 508-362-3021.
Sunday, May 17 - 10AM Spring Trail Walk with Connie Boyce.Meet at the Gate House behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office and join a 1 -1/4 mile tour of this 50 acre preserve. (Intended for adults and children over 12) FREE
Thursday, May 28 - 10AM Tour is to Historic New England's Otis House followed by a walking tour of Beacon Hill. Following the walking tour we will visit a very special private residence. HSOY members only. Reservations required. $35
THURSDAY - JUNE 11 - 4PM at the Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum: A talk by Ryan Cooper on his exhibition, “Nautical Artifacts and Scrimshaw”, followed at 5pm by a wine and cheese reception. HSOY members only.
Saturday - JUNE 27 - 1PM "Down Street Walk and Talk."A guided costumed tour will relate history of "Down Street" from the Fire House on 6A to the Thacher Playground. FREE.
Friday July 4, 11:00AM – Annual Fourth of July picnic at the Kelley Chapel Meadow for members and their guests. Enjoy an old-fashioned picnic to celebrate our country's birthday. FREE
FRIDAY - AUGUST 7 - 4 PM Opening at the Capt. Bangs Hallet House: "Two Thousand Years of Yarmouth History." An exhibition of artifacts from archeological digs at the Church Street residence of Bill and Judith Barnatt.
SUNDAY – AUGUST 9 - Summer Musical Gala featuring the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet with Bart Weisman, including Silent Auction and Wine Reception. Under the tent at Kelley Chapel. Tickets $20., $18. members. Call 508-362-3021
SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 13 - 1 - 4PM "All Around the Common."Open House at the four historic properties on the Yarmouth Port Green: Captain Bangs Hallet House, Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation and the Winslow Crocker House, a property of Historic New England. All will be welcoming visitors.
WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 16 - 5PM HSOY Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Old Yarmouth Inn. Theresa Barbo will discuss “The Lore and Legends of Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay.” Reservations required. Members’ reservation material will be mailed prior to the meeting date..
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 25 - Architectural Tour of Martha's Vineyard including the gingerbread houses at Oak Bluffs. Trip limited to members only. Cost: $85: includes ferry and bus, lunch on your own. Reservations 508-362-3021.
Sunday, November 22 at 3PM Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service. This 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 6 - 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. The Captain Bangs Hallet House will feature Santas & nutcrackers from a private collection. Children are invited to have their photos taken with Santa in the Bangs Hallet House. (courtesy Walgreens). FREE
Tuesday, December 8 - 4:30-6:30PM – HSOY New Members and Volunteers Reception at Bangs Hallet House.
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