October 4, 2022

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Heritage museums open with answers on how

A intellect-boggling array of historical objects, films, photography and hands-on shows will assist Heritage Museums & Gardens show how Cape Cod transformed from what Henry David Thoreau termed “a Yankee backwater” in the 1850s to the important customer destination that it is these days.

That “Creating Cape Cod” exhibit will be the headliner for the full new time, which starts Saturday as the 100-acre Sandwich venue moves toward restoring a complete range of pre-pandemic functions. Heritage, which in the past experienced usually attracted extra than 5 million site visitors for each year, will also offer you many acquainted and popular yearly systems via the season.

Poster of an early tourism image in the "Creating Cape Cod exhibit" at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich.

The main new exhibit will bring to light-weight “the quite a few forces and dynamics” that created the tourism market come about below, stated president and CEO Anne Scott-Putney. The exhibit traces the Cape’s transition from a peninsula exactly where Indigenous peoples lived for 1000’s of several years prior to the arrival of Europeans, and which in the 1800s became a well-known destination for fishermen and hunters, who frequently utilized Wampanoag guides.