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MHS Environmental History Seminar: "Drafting the Cape Cod Formula"

Boston Environmental History Seminar
Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:15 PM

Jacqueline Gonzales, Historical Research Associates

Drafting the Cape Cod Formula

Comment: Steven Moga, Smith College

When the National Park Service wanted to create a federal park on Cape Cod, residents worried about what would happen to their homes, communities, and coastal traditions. This paper examines how citizens articulated their concerns, and how these responses helped the NPS and Senators John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall to create a new acquisition and land management policy that would then be applied to other living landscapes.

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Unless stated, all seminars take place at the Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, and commence at 5:15 PM. After each session the Society will provide a light buffet supper. In case of inclement weather, phone 617-536-1608 for information.

As in the past, the essays are available to subscribers as PDFs through the seminar’s webpage, Subscribe to the 2017-2018 series online via this page. A $25 subscription allows access to the full series of papers for the year, as well as the papers for the Boston Area Early American History Seminar and the Modern American Society and Culture Seminar. Papers are posted a few weeks before the session; the Nov. 14 paper is now online.

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