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The Thornton Burgess Society
appreciates the support of the
Massachusetts Cultural Council


























































Adult Programs

WILD Women – Wednesday Walking Club     1:00pm-3:30pm
These Wednesday afternoon walks led by Education Director Mary Beers continue year-round on a monthly basis. Check the monthly E-Newsletter for that month’s date and location or call the Society office or email mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org

Members: $9
     Non-members: $13 (per walk)

Watch a slide presentation of a walk    SMILEBOX PRESENTATION


Introduction to Folk Art

The Green Briar Nature Center will host a three part lecture series, An Introduction to American Folk Art, by Art Historian Elizabeth Friend on Thursday evenings:  Date and time to be announced.

These three lectures will cover the important art historical period in America commonly called Folk Art.  Each lecture will highlight significant areas within this large genre.  The first lecture, “an overview,” will cover many of the interesting aspects of early American Folk Art touching on each briefly so as to bring the listener in on what will follow.  Portraits, mourning pictures, landscapes and more will be introduced.  The subsequent lectures will cover in detail Portrait Limners and landscapes.  Each talk will be profusely illustrated with color slides and examples from the presenter’s collection.  There will be time for a question and answer period following each presentation.

Elizabeth Friend holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the History of Art from Wheaton College in Norton, MA as well as a Masters Degree.  She has previously presented lectures to historical societies in Springfield, Falmouth, Chatham and Sandwich as well as to a number of civic groups across Cape Cod.  In addition, her full course on American Folk Art has been given at Cape Cod Community College as part of the college’s Academy for Life Long Learning program.

 Lectures will be held in the Education Building at Green Briar.  Admission to each lecture is $5 for members of the Burgess Society, $7 for non-members and may be paid at the door but please call to register  508-888-6870. 

 


NEPTUNE RISES ON THE DUNES: THE BLIZZARD OF ’78 ON CAPE COD
Presented by Don Wilding, Scribe of Cape Cod Lore
On February 6-7, 1978, New England was struck by one of the greatest weather events in history, when the now-legendary “Blizzard of ’78” buried Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island with four feet of snow and 15-foot drifts. On Cape Cod it wasn’t a “snow event” but a “tidal event.” Hurricane force winds, combined with the highest new moon tides the area has even seen, carved out an entirely new landscape on the Outer Beach. Tides coming in from the ocean and bay near the Eastham rotary even turned the Outer Cape into an island for a short time as the eye of the storm passed directly over the area. Don is presently working on this subject for a book. Call to register and/or pay at the door.
Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm
Fee: Members $5 Non-members $7 Call to register and/or pay at the door.

LEARN WHILE YOU WEED – A VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Join Janice Dill and her group of dedicated volunteers in the Green Briar Wildflower Garden on Monday mornings from 9:00am to11:00am or later for an educational and fun volunteer experience learning to recognize the keepers and pullers of the Plant Kingdom. Coffee and munchies are provided during a mid-morning break.






 



 

 

 

 

info@thorntonburgess.org

Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870