Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association Announces Cultural Enrichment Grants

$29,000 awarded since 2011...

The Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association (CCADA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s knowledge and appreciation of antiques, is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of its Cultural Enrichment Grants. 

Through its Cultural Enrichment Grant Fund, the CCADA seeks to promote a better understanding of Cape Cod’s history and heritage by providing support to nonprofit organizations for special projects that help advance and preserve this goal.  Since the first grants were presented in 2011, over $29,000 has been awarded to a wide variety of projects across Cape Cod. The grants are awarded each December.

This year’s recipients were selected from among many applications received from various museums, libraries, historical societies and other cultural organizations across Cape Cod.  According to Jerrilyn Mayhew, Program Chair of the Cultural Enrichment Grant Fund, “Making the selection was no easy task for the committee, as each and every application had significant merit in its own right.”.  The five that were chosen stood out for their creative excellence and historical importance, but all applicants were deserving.

This year, the grants are being awarded to the following organizations:

  • Bourne Historical Society:

For providing storyboards to depict historical places and events for the Aptuxet Museum. These boards will feature historic buildings, gardens, a Revolutionary sloop model, a Dutch windmill and a railroad station as well as other locations which are important to the history and culture of Bourne.

  • Chatham Historical Society:

For funding display units and cabinets in order to display archaeological findings recovered from “digs” at the Atwood House and Nickerson Homestead. Findings include an 18th century brass sword handle, a 19th century tortoise shell hairpin and arrowhead originating from 3000 year old rock. Additional digs are ongoing.

  • Barnstable Historical Society:

For repair, restoration and conservation of a 19th century Walling map (1858) which has suffered water damage and fading. The map is housed in the historic Phinney/Jones House, built by Sylvanius Phinney in 1834.

  • Sturgis Library:
    For preserving and protecting 12 posters illustrated by local artist Edward Gorey. These posters were created to promote local concerts, plays, exhibits, celebrations and  publications, which are of historical significance to the town of Barnstable. The posters will be matted and framed for display.
  • Osterville Historical Society:
    For framing and preserving the flag of the Seapuit Golf Club, which operated on the land of a former dairy farm and river property until it was closed in 1942. It is told that golfers were offered oysters at the 4th hole during Prohibition. The flag serves as a beacon in the Signs of Times collection which displays well known signs and banners from Osterville icons that are no longer in business.

We offer sincere congratulations to all the award winners.

If you would like additional information about the CCADA’s Cultural Enrichment Grant Fund please contact Jerrilyn Mayhew at 781-799-8871, or visit CCADA’s website at welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on