Dennis Historical Society Presents Talk on History of Quivet Neck

May 4th at Jacob Sears Library
The 1845 Greek Revival home of Captain Levi Howes still stands majestically today at the corner of Sea and Center streets in Quivet Neck, one of the earliest settled areas in East Dennis. (Pen and ink artwork by Howard Bonington)

Dennis Historical Society’s Mary Kuhrtz will bring the fascinating stories and legends of Quivet Neck to life in her intimate look at “Sears Families, Salt Works, and Sea Captains” Saturday, May 4, at 2pm at Jacob Sears Library in East Dennis.

Kuhrtz will frame her presentation around the classic and spectacular architecture still standing in Quivet Neck, homes with 18th and 19th century owners who reflect the rich seafaring and entrepreneurial history of Dennis and Cape Cod. She will visually guide her audience down the earliest streets—including South Street, Sea Street, Pleasant Street, School Street, J. H. Sears Road, North Street, and Center Street—as she highlights with anecdotes and local lore the various Sears families, other original homeowners, and later prominent citizens of this East Dennis enclave. A detailed walking map of the area’s most historic homes will also be provided.

Jacob Sears Library is located at 23 Center Street in East Dennis. A $5.00 donation is suggested. 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