Dennis Historical Society’s Bob Poskitt will present a lively and informative talk on “The Cultivated Cranberry: A Cape Cod Story of Discovery” at Dennis Memorial Library Saturday, March 16, at 2pm.
The presentation—which includes numerous historic photographs and reports on years of research—begins with Native American cultivation, then highlights improvements made by early 19th century Dennis native Henry Hall and others cranberry innovators, and discusses the various ways in which cranberries were incorporated into every day Cape life. The talk also includes images from the Theophilus Baker Barn exhibit in West Dennis and finishes with an inside look at the modern cranberry industry.
Dennis Memorial Library is located at 1020 Old Bass River Road in Dennis Village. A $5.00 donation is requested.