The Sippican Women’s Club will present “Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands” on Friday, February 8. Mattapoisett resident and historian Seth Mendell will present. Following Bartholomew Gosnold’s arrival on Cuttyhunk in 1602, the center of activity shifted to Nauson, the largest of the Elizabeth Islands. Mendell will trace the colorful history of the island, including the pirates of Tarpaulin Cove, the American Revolution and the arrival of John Murray Forbes.
This presentation will follow the finger lunch at 12:30 pm in Handy’s Tavern. The Sippican Women’s Club meets on the second Friday of the month, and new members are always welcomed. For more information, see the website at www.sippicanwomansclub.org.