Stand Alone Documents Collection
The initial focus of the History Preservation Project was on the wealth of material from the now defunct Provincetown Heritage Museum. Open in 1975 to showcase Provincetown's rich and varied history, the Heritage Museum doors closed permanently to the public in 2002. When possible, material was organized and assessed by subject, and in some cases by donor, but in some instances a document or photograph defied inclusion in existing collections and yet was an important part of Provincetown's history. The Provincetown record of who served in the Rebellion of 1861, Provincetown's first Resident Directory in 1886, and a burial listing of the Winthrop Street Cemetery – Provincetown's oldest existent cemetery – are but a few of the items housed under the collective Stand Alone title. In time, as review of the as yet unassessed material from the Heritage Museum occurs, these stand alone items may migrate and be incorporated into other collections as appropriate, but in the meantime remain house here in a varied and broad ranging assortment for your browsing pleasure and review.
- An article by Wanda Burnett, "Cape Cod People and Places" in "The National...Format: TextSubjects: Art, Cape Cod (Mass.) Description and travel, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod houses, Fishermen, Waterfronts, Whaling, Whaling--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History, Wharfs, Hunt, Peter
- An article by Nathaniel T Kenney, "Cape Cod Where Sea Holds Sway Over Man and Land", in...Format: TextSubjects: Cape Cod (Mass.) Description and travel, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Cape Cod houses, Schooners, Whalers (Persons), Whaling, Whaling--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History, Kennedy, John F.