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Wellfleet Library Hosts Cape Cod National Seashore 50th Display

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Date: April 4, 2011
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief, Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management, 508-957-0738

A traveling exhibit highlighting the first fifty years of Cape Cod National Seashore is on display in the Marjory Stimson case at the Wellfleet Library until April 15.

"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. May and June are available; organizations operating in a public building that has a locking glass case are invited to inquire about hosting the exhibit. Contact Chief of Interpretation, Sue Moynihan at (508) 957-0738 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: Wellfleet Library is located at 55 West Main Street, Wellfleet. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:00 to 8:00 PM; Tuesday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; and Sunday (through April) 2:00 to 5:00 PM. For more information on Cape Cod National Seashore's 50th anniversary check the park's website, www.nps.gov/caco.



Did You Know?

pirate treasure

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.