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2024 Winter Lecture Series

Sunday, February 11 – 2:00 PM

Cultural Center of Cape Cod – 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Christopher Setterlund presents:  The Lady of the Dunes

For nearly fifty years, the Lady of the Dunes was Cape Cod’s most enduring mystery. Found savagely murdered and mutilated in the remote dunes of Provincetown in 1974, she seemed destined to remain forever nameless. In 2022, however, she was finally identified as Ruth Marie Terry. Filmmaker Victor Franko worked tirelessly for two years to give Ruth her name back through his documentary, visiting rustic dune shacks, creepy cemeteries, iconic Provincetown night spots and Boston’s infamous Combat Zone, and corresponding with convicted serial killers. Over time the project became about more than just a dead girl in the dunes, and while the film shone a new light on the case, Christopher Setterlund’s book on the subject pulls the curtain back on the Wild West that was Provincetown in the 1960s and 1970s.

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