“ Wellfleet's History is America's History ”with Jeff Tash
Thursdays 2-4pm October 24-November 21 at Wellfleet Public Library
The story about Wellfleet is filled with drama. But reading history books can often be dry and laborious. This course strives to make our town's history compelling and fun through a collection of stories, images and other media that describe our colorful past including the many ebbs and flows of our economic development as well as the rich assortment of influential characters who over the centuries called Wellfleet their home.
Jeff Tash has owned a home in Wellfleet for the past quarter century. Recently retired, Jeff was previously an entrepreneurial CEO and before that a corporate executive at Hewitt, DEC and IBM. In retirement Jeff has channeled his passions for Wellfleet and computing into a popular website called WELLFLEETian.com. In addition, he serves on multiple boards including the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet Historical Society, Wellfleet Community Forum, and Nauset Newcomers.
Open University of Wellfleet
The Open University of Wellfleet is a forum for learning. Conceived by retired Brown University professor Rhoda Flaxman, the Open University began in April 2013. Courses are envisioned as directed discussions, otherwise known as collaborative learning. Readings will be assigned, and instructors will offer mini-lectures to spur focused interchanges and facilitate learning. The Fall 2014 classes will be held once a week for two hours from October 20 through November 20 at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet Library, or W.H.A.T. Registration is available via web or phone (508) 349-1800. Courses will run with a minimum of ten and a maximum of seventeen participants. Tuition is $50.00 per course.