Dennis, MA 02660
Did you know? DHS maintains the Pauline Wixon Derick Library, located on the 2nd floor of the West Dennis Library, 260 Route 28 (Main St), West Dennis. The archives of the Dennis Historical Society are preserved here including maritime collections, local diaries, early deeds, photographs and genealogical information. The library is open on Thursdays from Noon to 2 p.m. or by appointment. Contact Librarian, Ruth Derick at (508) 398-3183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know? The Dennis Historical Society in a non-profit organization formed in 1963 whose mission is to preserve, promote and present the history of Dennis. It accepts Dennis related gifts, promotes three town owned museums and sponsors historical programs and cemetery tours.
On Saturday, March 16, DHS member, Bob Poskitt, will talk about “Cranberries”, the past, present and future of cranberry growing on Cape Cod. The talk will be co-sponsored by and held at 2 p.m. at the Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, with an admission fee of $5.
On Saturday, May 4, DHS member, Mary Kuhrtz, will present the “History of Quivet Neck: The Sears Families, Saltworks & Sea Captains.” It will be co-sponsored by and held at 2 p.m. at the Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, with an admission fee of $5.
On Friday, June 14, Diane Rochelle and Bob Poskitt will guide a walking tour of the newly restored Howes Cemetery, 48 Bramble Lane, Dennis at 10 a.m. with a rain date on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m.
On Friday July 26, Terri Fox will guide a Sea Captain’s Cemetery Walk at the South Dennis Congregational Church Cemetery, 234 Main St, South Dennis at 10 a.m. with a rain date of Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
On August 23, Terri Fox will guide a walking tour of Dennis Village Cemetery, Route 6A & Old Bass River Rd, Dennis at 2 p.m. with a rain date of August 25 at 2 p.m.
On Saturday, September 7, Pamela Talin-Bryant, Talin Bookbindery, will present “Taking Care of Your Book Collection. It will be co-sponsored by and held at 2 p.m. at the Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis, with an admission fee of $5.
Pauline Wixon Derick Library
260 Main Street (Route 28)
West Dennis, 02670 (2nd floor of the West Dennis Library)
Open during the hours of the West Dennis Library: Sun. 11-1; Mon. 10-4 & 7-9; Tues. 10-1;
Wed. 10-4; Thurs. 10-1; Fri. 10-4 and by appointment