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Celebrate Truro 300th Anniversary at the Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore

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Date: July 9, 2009
Contact: Lauren McKean, 508-957-0731

Superintendent George E. Price, Jr. welcomes the community to Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore for Truro’s Tercentennial Parade, a finale to the town’s Incorporation Weekend.  The parade will start at Dutra’s Market at the corner of Route 6A and Highland Road and proceed down Highland Road to South Highland Road and end at Highlands Center on Old Dewline Road on Sunday July 19, 2009.   Themed “Truro Through the Ages,” the parade will commence at 11 AM. 

Come see the procession of special guests from Truro, England, as well as music, floats, and classic autos.  Join us at Highlands Center after the parade for food, drink, an awards ceremony and old time games hosted by the town.  While celebrating Truro’s 300th, you can also learn about current arts, science and educational programming on site with activities hosted by Highlands Center partners. 

The mission of the Highlands Center is to foster the unique cultural and natural heritage of Cape Cod by engaging in an environment within a national park setting in which physical and biological scientific research, artistic creation, and educational programs can flourish.  The Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore is an innovative partnership between the National Park Service and park partner organizations.  Program Partners will reuse facilities and come together at the Highlands Center multi-tenant non-profit center, enriching each other’s work through their distinctive activities and opportunities for interaction.

Directions to Highlands Center:  Take Route 6 to the Highland Light Exit in North Truro.  Go East on Highland Road.  At the end, take a right onto South Highland Road.  After 0.6 miles, take a left onto Old Dewline Road.  The Highlands Center is at the end of the road.

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Did You Know?

tropical fish found in Cape Cod waters

Tropical fish may occur in the waters of Cape Cod National Seashore. Tropical fish can be found in coastal areas all the way to the Canadian Maritime. Eggs and larvae of tropical fish are caught in the Gulf Stream and transported north. These fish eventually perish as the water cools.