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Stand Alone Documents Collection

Stand Alone Documents


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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  • Dr. Samuel and Hannah Pitcher
    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, Families, Portraits
  • Brent Jackson Postcard Collection
    This is a collection of Provincetown postcards donated by the estate of the late Brent Jackson of...
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Anchor and Ark Club, Architecture, domestic--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Boathouses, Boats and boating, Bradford Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Breakwater (West End), Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), East End (Provincetown, Mass.), Fishing villages, Fishing villages--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Harbors, Harbors--Provincetown--Mass, High Pole Hill (Provincetown, Mass.), Historic buildings--Massachusetts-Provincetown, Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts, Lifesaving stations--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Long Point Settlement, MacMillan Wharf (Provincetown, Mass.), Pilgrim Monument, Province Lands--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Provincelands, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Race Point--Massachusetts--Provincetown, Railroads, Sailing ships, Theater--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History--20th Century, Theaters, Town Center (Provincetown, Mass.), Town Hall, Waterfronts, West End (Provincetown, Mass.), Wharfs, Allerton Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
  • Morris Light Post 71 American Legion Scrapbook
    A scrapbook containing 144 pages of newspaper articles and photographs documenting the military...
    Format: Newsprint
    Subjects: Barnstable County (Mass.) History, Cape Cod (Mass.) History, Death, Families, Fathers, Funeral rites and ceremonies (Provincetown, Mass.), Local government -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown, Military history, Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, United States Coast Guard, United States Navy
  • Ace of Spades
    Two images of past businesses located at 193 Commercial Street, loaned to the Provincetown...
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Advertising, Commercial Street (Provincetown, Mass.), Provincetown (Mass.)--History--20th century, Town Center (Provincetown, Mass.), Business
  • Holmes Fruit & Confectionery
    Flyer for Jas. P. Holmes Fruit & Confectionery store, loaned to the Provincetown History...
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Advertising
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