Happy 200th Birthday, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
The Dennis Libraries are celebrating all year. Stay tuned for lectures, book clubs, and other activities related to Thoreau and our appreciation of nature.
"On tops of mountains, as everywhere to hopeful souls, it is always morning."
Tramping the Dune Shacks
Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 pm
Enjoy a lively narrative and over 200 slides in
this hour-plus presentation. The Dune Tramp, an engaging writer and
photographer, has captured the beauty and mystery of the outer Cape Cod dune shacks. Take a journey across the landscape
of Truro & Provincetown, over a
three-and-three-quarter mile stretch, to visit the nineteen existing dune
shacks remaining in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Many have spied these
enigmatic places from afar on commercial dune tours, or hiked around them from
The Great Beach or Snail Road.
This collection of photographs will take you inside these rustic dwellings for
a rare glimpse of shack living. View vintage
images of some shacks back to the 1940s, graciously shared by the Cape Cod National
Seashore. Each shack is discussed, along with a brief history… and an anecdote
or two. It’s an entertaining & informative presentation for all ages.