June 25 – “Cape Cod’s History Through the Lens of Energy, Work and Technology” with John Cumbler

10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2023

John Cumbler will present ways to understand our history through our different uses of its resources based upon different systems of organizing the harvesting and utilization of those resources from pre-white to the present. He has identified three “regimes of resource utilization” on Cape Cod. Given our present crisis of climate change, this provides an interesting perspective.

This presentation will not be available via Zoom.

Originally from Doylestown, PA, John Cumbler is a social and environmental historian and retired professor from the University of Louisville. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was then awarded a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Arbor. John has published seven history books, including one on Cape Cod, and two children’s stories. He lives in Wellfleet, MA and serves on the Conservation Committee and the Clean Water Committee. He is also an active rescuer of sea turtles and large marine mammals.