Digging into the Past, August 2018
Cape Cod Curiosities
with Author Robin Smith-Johnson
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 1pm.
Cape Cod may be a popular tourist destination, but it has more than its share of strange and unique history. Local author Robin Smith-Johnson uncovers the secrets behind many of these unique places, remarkable events and fascinating people including the Pukwudgies who were two to three foot beings with smooth gray skin, hairy faces and horns who are connected to Wampanoag Indian mythology; New England historian Edward Rowe Snow, known as “the Flying Santa,” delivered Christmas presents to lighthouse keepers and their families. And, did you know that Jeremiah’s Gutter in Orleans was the first Cape Cod Canal? Join Robin as she takes the audience through the curious and mysterious history of Cape Cod!
Robin Smith-Johnson grew up in Orleans, Massachusetts, where she honed her love of reading and creative writing. She has degrees in English from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is the former newsroom librarian at the Cape Cod Times and presently teaches in the English Department at Cape Cod Community College. She is the author of two books of poetry, as well as Legends and Lore of Cape Cod (The History Press, 2016).
Free with Museum Admission
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