Date: February 12, 2014 Contact: Sue Haley, District Interpreter, 508-255-3421
Photographer Robby McQueeney, also known as The Dune Tramp, is the featured artist for March at Cape Cod National Seashore's exhibition series, Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. McQueeney's exhibit pays tribute to author Henry Beston, who captured the essence of the Outer Beach in his 20th-century book, "The Outermost House." Through his photography, McQueeney seeks to capture the drama and emotion that flows from the pages of Beston's book.Each photograph represents a chapter in the book, and the title of each image is crafted from Beston's engaging prose.
McQueeney is an active preservationist of local history, especially that associated with dune shacks and "dune culture." He is on the Board of Directors of the Henry Beston Society and a long-time member of the Nauset Light Preservation Society. From his first visit to Eastham on Cape Cod as a fifth-grader, he became enamored with local history, leading him to document it through his photojournalism.His passion for the Outer Cape is evident on his website (www.dunetramp.com), at his frequent illustrated presentations, and in his new book, "Tramping the Dune Shacks."
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items. For more information about the seashore’s programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
The area at the northernmost tip of Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is known as “Race Point”. It gets its name from the swift tidal “race” that swirls from ocean to bay around the point. The swimming beach is located a safe distance away in calmer waters.