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Cape Cod Museum Trail – Chatham Railroad Museum

Chatham Railroad Museum By Mary Moran | Photography by Pat O’Connell Founded in 1886, the goal of the Chatham Railroad Company was to build one train yard, three stations, and a seven mile stretch of track from the Old Colony Railroad Mainline in Harwich to the town of Chatham. Upon completion of the stations and…

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum, Cape Cod’s 1st Museum By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Located in the mid-Cape town of Barnstable, is the bustling and popular village of Hyannis. On the village’s waterfront the Maritime Museum is Cape Cod’s first museum. It is completely dedicated to the maritime history and the seafaring culture of the…

Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe

Holiday Ginger Snaps Recipe Before owning the Palmer House Inn, Bill and I lived on boats. I enjoyed making these  holiday ginger snaps recipe because ginger is calming to the digestive system. Many folks were concerned about sea sickness. This recipe makes about 5 dozen. Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup…

Heritage Museum & Gardens

Heritage Museum & Gardens a Wonderful Daytrip By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Founded in 1969 by J.K. Lilly III, Heritage Museum and Gardens is a place of exploration and discovery for all ages. Located in the historic Cape Cod town of Sandwich, Heritage offers a vast array of American culture-based exhibits, gardens,…

Friends of Nobska Light

Restoration of Nobska Lighthouse The “Friends of Nobska Light”was founded in 2015, when the United States Coast Guard made the decision to sell the property. Several organizations were interested in taking over the project, however, the cost of restoring the tower and adjacent buildings was daunting. As a result The “Friends of Nobska Light” was…

Pilgrim Monument

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum By Mary Moran | Photos by Pat O’Connell Built between 1907 and 1910, the Pilgrim Monument commemorates the first landing of the Pilgrims in the new world. The Mayflower carrying the Pilgrims from England, landed on November 21, 1620. The landing took place in what is now known as Provincetown…

Mim’s Pilgrim Pie

Our friend Mim has shared with us another of her favorite old Cape Cod recipes. This is one that she enjoys preparing this time of year because the apples and and cranberries are being harvested. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Ingredients: 5-6 MacIntosh apples 1 cup fresh cranberries 1 cup crushed walnuts 1 stick of…

Fall Weddings & Winter Weddings

Photos from a few of our favorite Fall & Winter Weddings This beautiful couple wanted an intimate winter wedding in an elegant home. We were married in December so winter weddings hold a special place in our hearts. Winter wedding for a happy couple. A joyous fall wedding.   A Winter Wedding Elopment for a…