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Snow Library to Host Cape Cod National Seashore 50th Anniversary Display

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Date: August 22, 2011
Contact: Molly Williams, 50th Anniversary Event Ranger, 508-957-0704

A traveling exhibit highlighting the first fifty years of Cape Cod National Seashore will be on display at the Snow Library in Orleans for the month of September.

"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 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; and the installation of furnishings in Old Harbor Life-Saving Station.

IF YOU GO: Snow Library is located at 67 Main Street, Orleans. It is open Mondays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Thursdays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Fridays: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturdays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; and closed on Sundays. 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?

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.