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    Provincetown History Snippet: What’s a Cape Cod House?
    May 8, 2020
    Cape Cod House
    The first homes built by the English settlers on Cape Cod were wigwams built of twigs, bark, hides, cornstalks, and grasses, which they copied from those of the local Wampanoag people who had lived here for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived....
    Who is Susan Glaspell?
    May 1, 2020
    Susan Glaspell Provincetown
    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...
    Provincetown History Snippet: How to Get Here?
    April 24, 2020
    Provincetown History Getting Here
    The idea of a Cape Cod canal, linking the bay to the sound, was studied as early as the 17th century, but it wasn’t until that the privately built canal merged the waters of the two bays. It was not a great success; too narrow and winding, the canal allowed...
    How Did the Spanish Flu Affect Provincetown?
    March 27, 2020
    Spanish Flu Provincetown History
    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...
    Provincetown History Snippet: What is The Viking Restaurant?
    March 13, 2020
    Tin Pan Alley Provincetown
    Restaurants with historic or distinctive names (and a reputation for good food!) always attract hungry diners. Located at 269 Commercial Street, across from Town Hall, the Viking Restaurant was originally called Christine’s Luncheonette when it was owned...
    Provincetown History Snippet: Philbrick’s Mayflower
    March 6, 2020
    Philbricks Mayflower
    Join us at the Provincetown Public Library on May 14th at 6pm for a book club discussion of Nathanial Philbrick’s Mayflower.   Excerpted from the book:   The Mayflower was a typical vessel of her day: square-rigged and beak bowed, with high,...