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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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  • Helen Valentine Collection #2
    Photogaphs and post cards loaned to the Provincetown History Project by Helen Valentine, a...
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    Subjects: Cape Cod houses, Center Methodist Episcopal Church (Provincetown, Mass.), Center Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Docks, Dwellings, East End (Provincetown, Mass.), Highland Light, Highland Light (U.S), Ice Harvest, Lifesaving, Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts, Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts--Truro, MacMillan Wharf (Provincetown, Mass.), Murchison House, Peaked Hill Bars Station, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--18th century, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Provincetown Players, Provincetown Volunteer Fire Department, Race Point--Massachusetts--Provincetown, West End (Provincetown, Mass.), Whaling, Wharfs, Windstorms--Massachusetts--History--19th century, Boats and boating, Cold Storages, Town Crier
  • Helen Valentine Collection #3
    Photographs and post cards loaned the the Provincetown History Project by Helen Valentine, a...
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    Subjects: Airplanes, Airships, Architecture, domestic--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Bradford Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Center Methodist Episcopal Church (Provincetown, Mass.), Churches, Cold Storages, Docks, Guesthouses, Harbors, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, Historic buildings--Massachusetts-Provincetown, Murchison House, Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Schools, Town Hall, Business, Conant Street (Provincetown, Mass.), West End (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Helen Valentine Collection #4
    Photographs and post cards loaned to the Provincetown History Project by Helen Valentine, a...
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    Subjects: Blessing of the Fleet, Bradford Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Churches, Cottages, Historic buildings--Massachusetts-Provincetown, Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Business, Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Fire houses, Fishing, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass
  • Helen Valentine Collection #5
    Collection of post cards and photographs loaned to the Provincetown History Project by Helen...
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    Subjects: Atkins Lane (Provincetown, Mass.), Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Fishing boats--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishing nets, Murchison House, Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Provincetown Players, Railroads, Sailors, West End (Provincetown, Mass.), Wharfs, Railroad Avenue (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Carrie Knowles Photo Album
    From the collection of George W. Ferguson, Centerville, MA. 02632, who kindly lent this lovely...
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    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Families, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century
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