Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail
Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum to Host Cape Cod National Seashore 50th Anniversary Display
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,
Did You Know?
Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck, the Whydah, went down in a storm off the coast in April 1717. Before being taken by pirate Sam Bellamy as his flagship, the Whydah was a slave ship, named for the port city of Ouidah in today's country of Benin on the African coast.