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Brewster Ladies Library to Host Cape Cod National Seashore 50th Anniversary Display

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Date: June 17, 2011
Contact: Molly Williams, Event Ranger, 508-957-0704

A traveling exhibit highlighting the first fifty years of Cape Cod National Seashore will be on display in the Florence and Edwin Hausser case at the Brewster Ladies' Library for the month of July.

"Cape Cod National Seashore at 50" was created by Truro artist, Cathy Skowron.It captures the history and ambience of the national seashore through photographs, publications, plant and animal models, historic objects, and memorabilia. It was designed to be adaptable to a variety of community settings. It is at the Truro Library in August, and Snow Library in September. The months of October through December are available; organizations operating in a public building that has a locking glass case are invited to inquire about hosting the exhibit. Contact Event Ranger Molly Williams at (508) 957-0704 for information.

2011 marks 50 years since President Kennedy signed legislation protecting 44,000 acres on the Outer Cape. Several commemorative activities are underway, including art and science exhibitions in the Salt Pond Visitor Center classroom; retrospective ranger programs during the summer; a speaker series in July and August; Highlands Fest in July; the installation of furnishings in Old Harbor Life-Saving Station; and a birthday celebration on August 7.

IF YOU GO: Brewster Ladies' Library is located at1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA.It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00AM to 8:00PM; and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00AM – 5:00 PM.


For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore's 50th anniversary check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.

 

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Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.