Tales of Cape Cod Brings History to Life Throughout July

BARNSTABLE – A non-profit organization, which works to “bring history to life,” is holding several events throughout July.

Tales of Cape Cod will hold five programs at the Olde Colonial Courthouse in Barnstable Village on each Monday of the month.

On Monday, Nils Bockman will provide an overview of his 19th century whaling biography detailing the life of Peleg Nye, “The Jonah of Cape Cod.”

Author Mary Malloy will present her book “Devil on the Deep Blue Sea,” the winner of the 2006 John Lyman Book Award for Best Maritime Biography, on July 10.

The following Monday, Greg Williams will attempt to figure out who Lizzie Borden was before she murdered her father and stepmother in Fall River in 1892.

On July 24, Sandwich High School American History Teacher Michael Welch will portray Captain Charles Chipman, who led the first militia raised on Cape Cod.

The final Monday of the month, July 31, will feature Dan Haslam who will talk about the architectural history of the Cape.

All programs begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for each program, and $5 for Tales of Cape Cod members.

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