“Searching for Turnips in the Eastham Archives” with Marca Daley

10:00 a.m. Sunday, November 13, 2022

A prelude to next weekend’s Turnip Festival, this presentation will explore what members of the Eastham Historical Society found when they searched for “The History of Turnips in Eastham” in the local archives.  The focus will be on the process of the search, the sorts of historical records available, and the connections made to Eastham and the greater Cape Cod area.  Using a historical perspective, researchers looked at Eastham’s reputation in agriculture and other industries, and listened to well-known Eastham residents explain the intricacies of turnip farming over the past one hundred plus years. All are welcome.

Live at Chapel in the Pines and on Zoom.

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Marca Daley was born and raised in Eastham.  She is recently retired after forty-three years of teaching both here on Cape Cod and abroad.  She volunteers for the Eastham Historical Society in the archives and at their museums, and is also a member of the Eastham Historical Commission.  When not involved with historical pursuits, she sings with the Outer Cape Chorale and Chamber Singers.