Worlds Within Wellfleet, with David Wright
Tuesdays from 1-3 pm January 14,21,28, February 4,11.
Classes will be held at WHAT (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, 2357 State Highway Route 6).
This course offers a chronological look at Wellfleet history, focusing on the various individuals and entities who have shaped the sensibility we share. What do we know of the original inhabitants? The English colonizers? What did the French Canadians bring? The Finns, the Portuguese, the Irish? What about the tribe of Summer People, the artists, the intelllectuals, the retirees? What were they looking for, and what were their contributions to the collective reality we call home? Grounding ourselves in historical texts, we’ll examine and discuss the worlds within Wellfleet.
-Durand Echevarria, "A History of Billingsgate."
- Mary Mc;Carthy, "Charmed Lives."
-Stetson/Rolbein, "A Pictorial History."
-Carol Ubriaco ,"A History of 225 Main Street."
-David Wright, “The Famous Beds of Wellfleet: A Shellfishing History.”
Copies of various articles clipped through the years will be distributed.
All books listed above are locally available for purchase or borrowed from the library.