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Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum to Host Cape Cod National Seashore 50th Anniversary Display

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Date: May 24, 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 at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum for the month of June.

"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 will be on display at the Brewster Ladies Library in July, 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: Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is located at 1 High Pole Hill Road,
Provincetown. It is open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Admission is:
$7 – adults; $5 - senior citizens (62 and older); $5 - students (15 & older) with ID; $3.50 - children age 4 -14, Admission is free for members and children age 3 & under For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore's 50th anniversary check the park's website, 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.