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Cape Cod National Seashore to Host August 27 Evening Program with Wampanoag Historian Jonathan Perry

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Date: August 13, 2013
Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421

Join Jonathan Perry, an Aquinnah Wampanoag historian, for a free, one hour presentation at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 27, at Salt Pond Visitor Center. Learn about the skills and techniques used by the Wampanoag to craft tools.

Jonathan Perry is a member of the Tribal Council of the Wampanoag and sits on the board of the Aquinnah Cultural Center.He has traveled extensively as a presenter and artist and has been featured in a number of documentary films, television commercials, and radio interviews.Additionally, Perry played the part of Squanto in the production of "Desperate Crossing - the Untold Story of the Mayflower" on The History Channel. He has crafted several reproduction utensils that are in the Wampanoag exhibit at Salt Pond.

This upcoming program is part of the annual "Tuesday Evening Series" at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.Held weekly at 7 PM in July and August in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs cover the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages, free of charge and accessible.The series is funded by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

IF YOU GO:Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421.The center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning.Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and shop in the gift store featuring interpretive items such as books, maps, puzzles and games.For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.


Did You Know?

Spadefoot Toad

An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.