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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Legends and Lore of Cape Cod


Digging into the Past

Legends and Lore of Cape Cod


Author Robin Smith-Johnson

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1pm.   Free with Museum Admission


Cape Cod has a rich tradition of local lore stretching back to a time before the arrival of the Pilgrims. Ancient Wampanoag legends like Granny Squannit and Princess Scargo are as familiar as tales of pirates and explorers including “Black Sam” Bellamy and Donald Baxter Macmillan.  Join Robin as she shares historic tales of ill-fated sea voyages, legendary miscreants, fantastic creatures, murders, haunted places  and more from Cape Cod!!

Author Robin Smith-Johnson grew up in Orleans where she honed her love of reading and creative writing. She has degrees in English from Wheaton College in Norton, MA and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Currently, Robin works as the newsroom librarian at The Cape Cod Times and teaches in the English Department at Cape Cod Community College. She is also the author of a book of poetry titled “Dream of the Antique Dealers Daughter”.

 For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.