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Cranberry Bog Tour and Talk

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn about cranberry farming in Harwich--then and now.

Explore the world of cranberry farming on this guided tour of a bog during harvest season and museum exhibit, Saturday, October 12, from 1-3 p.m. starting at Brooks Academy Museum.

The Harwich Historical Society and Gingras Cranberries have teamed up to present “Cranberry Farming: Harwich Then and Now” with guided tours of the museum exhibit that displays an extensive collection of historic photos and faming implements followed by a tour of a cranberry bog being dry harvested. The cranberry bog is located off of Oak Street in Harwich Center; it is approximately seven acres of bog completely rebuilt in over the 2001-2002 season. The original bog dates back over 150 years and was known as Dyers Pond Bog. It is now operated by Gingras Cranberries. Rain date is Sunday, October 13. 

Brooks Academy Museum is located at 80 Parallel Street in Harwich. Space is limited so registration is recommended. Admission costs $5 for adults; $2 for children and students. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (508) 432-8089 or email harwichhistoricalsociety@verizon.net.