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Hoisting The Sails

HOISTING THE SAILS, a revealing and remarkable look at Dennis sea captains and the ships they commanded, will open Saturday, May 19, from noon to 4pm at the 1867 West Dennis Graded School House and Maritime Museum.

Highlights of the exhibit include portraits and historic photographs of prominent Dennis sea captains, contemporaneous and modern paintings of the ships those master mariners sailed, and a roll call list of 600 Dennis residents—most in the 19th century—who took some of the largest commercial vessels of the age to far-away ports in China, Europe, Africa and South America.

The exhibit, located on the second floor of the West Dennis Graded School House and curated by local historian Phyllis Horton, will then run Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm to 4pm between June 13 and September 21. Admission is free, although donations to the Dennis Historical Society are always gratefully accepted.

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Town of Dennis, Massachusetts
685 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660
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