Highland House ca. 1910 (THS Collection)
The Truro Historical Society takes you back to the past through its collection of artifacts, images, and historical documents on display and in repository at the Highland House Museum and Cobb Archive.
Cobb Library ca. 1912 (THS Collection)
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Every summer the museum hosts events and activities (for children also) designed around Truro's rich local history.
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From the collections of Dr. Peter Burgess of N. Truro and the Society, these remarkable postcards document the beauty and simplicity of Truro life and landscape in the early 20th century, provide insight into the concerns and emotions of their senders, and lend an important human perspective to the period. On view through August 15 at the Highland House Museum. See the events page.
- Mark your calendars for two events in August featuring Milton and Breene Wright. An exhibition of
- Milton's Truro paintings from 1950 to 2005 opens on August 17 (and runs through September 30). See
- the Events page.
- The Wright family hosts a reception at the Museum on September 3rd to honor Milton and Breene, both long-time supporters of the Truro Historical Society, he as an officer of the board, and she as a dedicated volunteer. This catered event is open to the public, and his family has donated and will dedicate a bench in both their names. See the Events page.