Cape Cod’s Evolution as Tourist Destination the Subject of Presentation

BREWSTER- As part of their 50th anniversary celebration, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod will present Dr. James O’Connell’s “Becoming Cape Cod: Creating a Seaside Resort.”

“We wanted to bring a whole variety of different topics to our audience here on the Cape to think about, and to talk about throughout the year, and this is one aspect of that,” said Don Keeran, Assistant Director of the APCC.

“This look is going to take a microscope to our evolution from a backwater part of the country that no-one came to, to where we are today, so the question is how did that happen,” Keeran said.

Dr. O’Connell’s knowledge of the Cape’s economy is first-hand, having served as economic development officer of the Cape Cod Commission from 1990 to 2001.

He currently teaches in Boston University’s City Planning- Urban Affairs Program and has worked as a planner at the Boston Office of the Northeast Region of the National Park Service.

The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15 at the Brewster Ladies Library.

Admission for the talk is free but advance registration is recommended. To register, click HERE or call 508-619-3185.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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