What Did Ken Fulk Do to The Vorse House?

What Did Ken Fulk Do to The Vorse House?

Ken Fulk bought the Mary Heaton Vorse House and has meticulously restored its interiors to the time in 1916 when it was the epicenter of literati, arts, and avant-garde culture, and It will open it to the public on July 2 as one of New England’s newest arts centers....
Who is Susan Glaspell?

Who is Susan Glaspell?

Susan Glaspell’s first novel, The Glory of the Conquered, was published in 1909. It received a series of impressive reviews. The New York Times critic argued: “Unless Susan Glaspell is an assumed name covering that of some already well-known author—and the...

What is the History of MacMillan Wharf?

Back in the days when Provincetown was a significant whaling capital, and then when its big Grand Banks schooners went out to Stellwagen and beyond for fishing, there were approximately 50 working wharves along the harbor. As these industries died out, the wharves...
How Did the Spanish Flu Affect Provincetown?

How Did the Spanish Flu Affect Provincetown?

The first recorded cases of virulent influenza in the United States occurred in Boston, making Massachusetts Ground Zero for the 1918 pandemic. On August 26th, several sailors at the Commonwealth Pier reported in sick with influenza. By the next day, there were eight...
What was the History of The Ptown Wharves?

What was the History of The Ptown Wharves?

The first theatre groups in Ptown were the Wharf Theater and The Barnstormers; they opened in 1923 when Eugene O’Neill was still living out in the dunes. The Wharf Theater was destroyed in a storm in 1940, but that wasn’t the end of theaters on the wharves. Summer...
Provincetown History Snippet: World War I

Provincetown History Snippet: World War I

A contingent of anti-submarine boats was stationed at the Provincetown Naval Base for the duration of the First World War—to the very vocal distress of townspeople, who complained that the submarine activity was interfering with the weir fishing going on in the...