A Talk about Cod and the Cape by John Cumbler

The Woods Hole Historical Museum is honored to present Professor John Cumbler who will speak on June 28, 2016, at 1 PM. Dr. Cumbler, a popular and awarded history professor at University of Louisville. His fields of specialization are United States environmental history and economic history. He has recently published his seventh book “Cape Cod: An Environmental History of a Fragile Ecosystem”. The book is an economic and environmental history of Cape Cod. The subject of his talk in Woods Hole will be “Cod and the Cape”, a subject which will tie into the Museum’s new exhibit about historic cod fishing.

Dr. Cumbler is on phased retirement and splits his time between Louisville and Wellfleet. He is a trained and certified rescuer of large marine mammals and sea turtles.

The talk is free and open to the public and will be held in the lower level meeting room of the Woods Hole Public Library, adjacent to the Museum at 581 Woods Hole Road. There is metered on-street parking as well as small lots at the Museum and Library. The Museum exhibits will be open before and after the talk. For more information, call the Museum at 508-548-7270.

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