Curious and Fascinating Stories of Barnstable

The Town of Barnstable has a well-known, and occasionally eccentric, history. There’s always something new to learn! Did you know that a Barnstable resident was tarred and feathered? Or that Swift hot dogs got their start here? How about the child prodigy who was writing symphonic compositions at age three? Learn about all of these […]

Spring Fling

Barnstable Historical Society 3087 Main Street, Barnstable, MA

Opening Day! Strawberries, Champagne, Chocolate, and a rousing game of Croquet

Flag Day

Barnstable Historical Society 3087 Main Street, Barnstable, MA

An Educational Event for the Third Graders of a Barnstable School

4th of July Parade

BHS will be in the Barnstable Village 4th of July Parade

Enjoy a Little Scandal Before Dinner

Sorry to announce this event was cancelled. Please join us on August 11th to start our local real crime drama history series.

An Afternoon in the Garden with local poet and author Mary Blair Petiet

Barnstable Historical Society 3087 Main Street, Barnstable, MA

Celebrate nature's beauty in Mary's words - with a bit of champagne and apricots!  Meet us in the gardens of the Phinney/Jones House, Route 6A Barnstable Village Thursday July 29 @ 4:30 pm. - across the street from the Sturgis Library. Local historian Nancy Viall Shoemaker will be on hand to read from "Women of […]