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The Truro Historical Society takes you back to the past through its collection of artifacts, images, and historical documents on display and in repository at the Highland House Museum and Cobb Archive.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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We held an open house at the Highland House Museum on September 30 to celebrate the end of the summer season and the annual closing of the museum -- until May 1, 2014. It was one of our best seasons ever, certainly the best in recent memory, highlighted by the photographic exhibition, " Truro, Then and Now," and an exhibition tracing the summer painting endeavors and accomplishments of the Hoppers and entitled "Edward and Josephine Hopper in Truro: 1930 to 1967."
Ed and Jo Hopper
We are offering prizes for the design of a new logo for the Society. Our previous logo depicted the Highland Lighthouse, which is organizationally independent of us. Some points to consider when designing our new logo:
We are a historical society (not a lighthouse), founded in 1967 • We are in Truro, a Cape Cod town that was incorporated in 1709. Farming, whaling, fishing, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, summer tourism, and a thriving arts culture comprise our historical heritage • We are housed in historical buildings: Highland House and Cobb Archive • Our large collection of art and historical artifacts represents all facets of life in Truro and the Outer Cape
- Guidelines for the logo design:
- Only original work will be considered; no stock photography, public domain art, or clip art • The words "Truro Historical Society" or acronym "THS" should appear in the logo • Work should be no larger than 6"x 6 " • If the work is created in 2/color or 4/color, it must be convertible and reproducible as a black/white image for use on printed materials • All work should be convertible to digital format • No lighthouses, please!
Eligibility, rules, and prizes:
Open to private individuals no matter where they live • Winning designs become the property of the THS • Prizes of $250 in the open category (no age restrictions) and $100 in the children's category (14 and under) • Designs must be submitted or postmarked by March 15, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org; or P.O. Box 486, Truro, MA, 02666 • Address all inquiries to: email@example.com • The winning designs will be announced before April 15. The new logo(s) will be celebrated on opening day of the season at the Highland House Museum. Details to be announced.