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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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  • Captain Benjamin Higgins
    This photo of Captain Benjamin Higgins is from the collection of George W. Ferguson, Centerville,...
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Captains, New Bedford (Mass.), Sailing ships
  • Captain Higgins in Sunbeam's Cabin 1904
    This photo of Captain Higgins in the Sunbeam's cabin in 1904 is from the collection of George W....
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Captains, New Bedford (Mass.)
  • Wharf, ships, dories and cod drying
    This photo is from the collection of George W. Ferguson, Centerville, MA. and loaned to the...
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Dories (boats), Fishing, Fishing boats--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishing villages, Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Sailing ships, Salt industry and trade-Provincetown, Massachusetts, Schooners
  • Mending nets
    This photo is from the collection of George W. Ferguson, Centerville, MA. and loaned to the...
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Fishing, Fishing boats--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishing villages, Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Salt industry and trade-Provincetown, Massachusetts, Atlantic Cod fishing, Cape Cod houses, Fish trade--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishers--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Fishing nets, West End (Provincetown, Mass.), Wharfs
  • Loss of the Portland
    This newspaper article in the Portland Daily Press, dated January 1, 1967, is from the collection...
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Fishing villages, Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Lifesaving, Portland (Steamer), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century, Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Cape Cod region, Shipwrecks--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Hurricanes
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