Cape Cod Lore

Speaker: Don Wilding
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 – 5:00 PM

Cape Cod’s history is full of mysterious stories and legends, whether it be ghosts, pirates, witches, mystical dunes, shipwrecks, sea monsters, and tall tales that Cape Cod natives can’t resist telling. Join Don for a look back at a collection of stories you may or may not want to believe.

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About Don Wilding:

Since the start of the millennium, Don Wilding has been telling stories of Cape Cod Outer Beach history through lectures, video, and the written word.

​Don is the author of three books on Cape Cod history: Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore, A Brief History of Eastham: On the Outer Beach of Cape Cod, and Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy. His fourth book, “Cape Cod and the Portland Gale of 1898,” is scheduled to be published in Spring 2023.

Don has worked as a Cape tour guide and is a regular speaker on Cape Cod lore in Massachusetts and across New England. He was an award-winning newspaper editor, writer, and designer in Massachusetts for 36 years, including a recent stint as a contributing history columnist and photographer for Cape newspapers.

​Don has also been an instructor of Cape Cod history courses for the Open University of Wellfleet and Nauset Community Education.