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21st Annual Cape Cod Maritime Symposium - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

 The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents
The 21st Annual Cape Cod Maritime Symposium

Cape Cod’s Only Maritime History Conference 

BREWSTER, MA.­ The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster is proud to present the 21st Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium on Saturday, November 4, 20179am-3pm

Schedule of Events:


9:00 am – Registration; coffee, tea & refreshmentsby Symposium founder Theresa Barbo  

9:45am - Introduction

10:00 am – Colonial Civic Development: Changing Uses of Harbors on Cape Cod, 1700-2010 with John T. Cumbler, Ph.D, Historian/Author.

11:00 amThe Coast Guard’s Role in the 1999 Search & Recovery Mission of JFK, Jr.’s Plane Tragedy off Martha’s Vineyard with Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.)

12:00 pmLuncheon and explore Museum exhibits, gardens & trails

1:00 pm
Forbidden Waters: Captain John Kendrick and America’s First Voyage to Japan in 1791 with Scott Ridley, Author

2:00 pmThe Opening of Japan by Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 1854 with Matthew C. Perry, Ph.D. Emeritus Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, descendant

Admission is $25 includes morning refreshments, 4 lectures, lunch and Museum Admission.Pre-registration is required:  Tickets available online : www.ccmnh.org  $30/Door

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.

Earlier Event: November 2
Boundless: Cape Rep Theatre
Later Event: November 7
Film Event: An Inconvenient Sequel