Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Evening Program with Park Historian Bill Burke - A Few Favorite Things

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Date: June 23, 2015
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief Interpreter, 508-957-0738

Come view awesome artifacts from the Cape's past, including a shipwreck surprise, and listen to some interesting tales from Bill Burke, Park Historian at Cape Cod National Seashore. Bill has scoured the corners of the archives to bring you his "Top 10 Moments" in working with the park’s historic houses, personalities, archeology sites, and obscure and out of the way historic places that you can also explore. Join Bill for a free, one-hour presentation at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 7 at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.  

Bill Burke has been the seashore's “keeper of time" for the past 15 years. He has been a park ranger and park historian for the National Park Service for 30 years. One of his first assignments was at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, followed by other parks in NJ, VA, MA and WY. Bill loves to talk about real historic places and objects, and knows a fair amount about the famous and not so famous historic houses, sites, and nooks and crannies of the national seashore. He grew up in Holyoke, MA, is an Eagle Scout, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Providence College with a BA in History, spent a semester at the Universite de Fribourg in Switzerland, and has an MA from The College of William and Mary in Colonial History and Historical Archeology.

This upcoming program is part of the annual “Tuesday Evening Series” at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Held weekly at 7 PM in the summer in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs cover the diverse natural and cultural resources of the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages, free of charge and accessible. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and shop in the book and gift store featuring interpretive items such as books, maps, puzzles and games. For more information about the seashore’s programs, visit the park website at

Last updated: June 24, 2015

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