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October 2020

“New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will host a live Zoom presentation Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 7pm titled: ‘From the Mayflower to King Philip’s War’

October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Free – $5

New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will present a virtual, illustrated program at 7pm on Thursday, October 29 about the King Philips War between the colonists and Native Americans in 1675-76, and the years preceding it. Hosted by the Centers for Culture and History in Orleans (the CHO), the program is free to CHO and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center members; guest tickets are $5. Reservations must be made in advance by clicking the included link. November 2020 marks the…

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November 2020

Nature Screen presents “The Woamn Who Loves Giraffes”

November 4, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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$15

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey worked with mountain gorillas, 23 year old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. Free with Museum Admission **Please call to reserve your seat for the film: 508-896-3867, ext. 133 Seating limited to 24 people

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Nature Screen presents “My Life as a Turkey”

November 5, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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$15

Deep in the wilds of Florida, Joe Hutto, wildlife artist and naturalist, has a rare opportunity to learn about the secret life of wild turkeys. This beautiful, charming, funny, sad, and thought- provoking film explores one of those rare moments when man and animal become more closely linked than nature allows. Free with Museum Admission **Please call to reserve your seat for the film: 508-896-3867, ext. 133 Seating limited to 24 people

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Nature Screen presents “Day the Dinosaurs Died”

November 6, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until November 20, 2020

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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$15

66 million years ago, a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events suspected of ending the dinosaurs’ reign. But experts have long debated exactly what happened when the asteroid struck and how the giant beasts met their end. Join NOVA as scientists piece together a chillingly precise unfolding of the Earth’s biggest cataclysm. Free with Museum Admission **Please call to reserve your seat for the film: 508-896-3867, ext. 133 Seating limited to 24 people

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January 2021

Virtual Tour “THE LAND CALLED NAWSETT” – 2021 Exhibition

January 20 - March 31
$2 – $5.00

A virtual tour of the current 2020-2021 exhibition at the CHO (The Centers for History and Culture in Orleans), formerly the Orleans Historical Society at the Meetinghouse in Orleans, MA. This exhibition has been organized to honor the Native Americans, the first European settlers, the founding families and the early settlements of the Outer Cape in the 1600s. It continues the Pilgrim story of migration from Plymouth to Outer Cape Cod, then called “Nawsett” (today’s Nauset), and describes the lives…

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February 2021

Online Art Appreciation: Harlem Renaissance

February 22 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 pm

In the years following the Civil War, African Americans migrated north, many settling in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. From the 1910s to the 1930s, a cultural renaissance in art, music, and literature flourished in Harlem. In this class, we’ll discover how and why artists moved from classical styles like landscape to more Afrocentric work, and how artists used their unique voices to depict their experiences and create a revolution in art. Each week, we’ll explore and analyze…

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March 2021

CCMNH Book Lover’s Book Sale!

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. Rte. 6A
Brewster, 02631 United States
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BOOK LOVER’S BOOK SALE! Nature, Science, & Natural History The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is having a book lover’s book sale Friday & Saturday March 19 & 20, 2021 10am-3pm. From the CCMNH library and curated John Hay Room’s scientific and local interest resource collection, choose from a wide range of interests for kids and adults alike! Old, new and out-of-print books including titles that encompass field guides, marine biology, ornithology, butterflies, wildlife, the environment and more! A…

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April 2021

“From Russia With Love” Virtual Music Class

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Russian classical music, like American classical music, appeared less than two centuries ago. This distinctive musical tradition has captivated audiences with its haunting harmonies and dissonances, lush thematic material, evocative narratives based on ancient Russian lore, and raw emotive power. The Romantic era epitomizes the height of Russian creativity within the realm of classical music, particularly through piano music, symphonies, and opera. In this 10-week course, available both in Falmouth and online via Zoom, students will become familiar with the…

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June 2021

Reopening Events

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Orleans Historical Society, 3 River Rd
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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Free

Help us bring culture and history back to life in Orleans. Join us on Saturday, June 19th and June 26th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM for our community reopening at the Meetinghouse. Enjoy the outdoor live music, enter a raffle, share your ideas with Board Members or bring a beach chair and just hang out. On June 19th 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Nashville artist, Julie Charland and Denya LeVine will perform Sea Shanties, folk songs and lively fiddle tunes, all…

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Juneteenth: Blues and Beyond Concert

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Orleans Historical Society, 3 River Rd
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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$16 – $20

Paul Arslanian, piano, Fred Clayton, bass, Christian McCarthy, drums The CHO (formerly the Orleans Historical Society) is pleased to sponsor this blues-oriented concert. Not only is it a celebration of Juneteenth and its meaning for us all, but it also coincides with the CHO 's own reopening after a long COVID-induced shutdown

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