On Sunday, March 15 at 2PM, the Nye Museum will host the next installment in its spring lecture series. Local historian Jim Coogan will discuss the life and work of Joseph Crosby Lincoln (1870-1944), a popular novelist from Cape Cod. Mr. Coogan’s talk is entitled, “Joseph Crosby Lincoln: The Bard of Cape Cod.” Born in Brewster, the son of a sea captain, Lincoln wrote almost forty novels in the first four decades of the twentieth century. His books, filled with humor and common sense, captured the challenges and eccentricities of village life on Cape Cod as they existed before the tourist era.
Then, on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30PM, author and teacher Joyce Prince will deliver a talk on “The Women of the Mayflower.” This session will tell the harrowing story of four adult women who survived the voyage across the Atlantic as well as the winter of 1620 in the New World: Mary Brewster, Elizabeth Hopkins, Eleanor Billington, and Susanna White. Ms. Prince has over 30 years of teaching experience and is author of numerous books, including Mary Chilton Winslow: Survivor of the Mayflower Voyage.
Finally, on Sunday, April 19 at 2PM Michelle Marchetti Coughlin will discuss her new book, Plymouth Colony First Lady Penelope Winslow: Re-Imagining a Life. Ms. Coughlin is a historian and author who recently curated Pilgrim Hall Museum’s exhibit, “pathFOUNDERS: Women of Plymouth.” She also serves on the board of the Abigail Adams Birthplace and as Museum Administrator of Boston’s Gibson House Museum.
Join us for these exciting and educational lectures. Admission is $5 or free for current members. Registration available on our website, though is not required. Coffee and refreshments will be served. The Nye Museum is located at 85 Old County Road, near the East Sandwich Post Office, off Route 6A.