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Stand Alone Documents Collection

Stand Alone Documents

Overview

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.

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  • Playbill - The Mooncussers
    Two copies of the playbill from the performance by The Mooncussers of Captain Oliver's Daughter...
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Theater--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History--20th Century, Theaters, Town Hall
  • Harper's Magazine "The Killers of Provincetown"
    Short story by Wilbur Daniel Steele that appeared in Harpers Magazine, Vol. 134, No. 802, March...
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Fish trade--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Harpers Magazine, Literature
  • Photograph of Play Practice at Town Hall
    Aphotograph of unidentified people staging a play at Town Hall, Provincetown.
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Theater--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History--20th Century, Theaters, Town Hall
  • Provincetown Railroad Map
    Map dated October 17, 1918 of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. Map shows route...
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Cape Cod (Mass.) Description and travel, Provincetown (Mass.)--Description and travel, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Railroads
  • Helen Valentine Collection #1
    Photographs loaned to the Provincetown History Project by Helen Valentine, resident of Provincetown.
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Architecture, domestic--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Boats and boating, Cape Cod houses, Dwellings, Fire houses, Fishermen, Fishing boats--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown, High Pole Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Johnson Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts, Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Schooners, Theater--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History--20th Century, Theaters, Town Hall, Waterfronts, Whalers (Persons), Whaling, Whaling--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, West End (Provincetown, Mass.), Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
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