Josephine Breen Del Deo will speak on the legacy of the dune shacks at the Province Lands Visitors Center, 171 Race Point Road, Provincetown. Del Deo has lived in Provincetown since 1953 (with her husband, the painter Salvatore Del Deo) where she has been engaged in significant community activity, including her participation in preserving over 3,000 acres of the state-owned Province Lands for inclusion in the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. Working tirelessly to preserve environmental and historic legacies, Del Deo provides a rare perspective. She will also be signing her latest book, The Watch at Peaked Hill, about the dune shack community. These diminutive abodes have long attracted artists, writers, and naturalists longing to escape the hectic hubbub of their day-to-day lives. She brings this history to life, setting it in the context of larger events and populating it with the interesting, often eccentric characters who have lived on the dunes.
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