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Cohasset Historical Society Exhibit ~ Rhapsody in Red: 200 Years of Massachusetts Cranberries

June 1 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 1:00 pm

June 1 through 30, during operating hours

Cohasset Historical Society’s Captain John Wilson House, 4 Elm Street, Cohasset

“Rhapsody in Red: 200 Years of Massachusetts Cranberries” is a curated traveling exhibit in celebration of Massachusetts Cranberries’ bicentennial, created in 2016. This one-of-a-kind original exhibit showcasing the Commonwealth’s official state fruit and top agricultural crop was generously supported by the Cranberry Educational Foundation in its mission to introduce the American cranberry, cranberry farming, and its heritage to the public. The timeless display explores commercial cranberry growing in Massachusetts, focusing on key themes of the cranberry industry’s rich history, commitment to environmental stewardship, technological innovations, and its growing diversity.

Cranberries and cranberry bogs are an iconic element of Massachusetts’ historical, cultural, and natural landscapes. As one of only four commercially-grown berries still native to New England, the cranberry draws strong historical ties to the earliest inhabitants of the Commonwealth, including the first English settlers. Today, in the 21st century, growers strive to keep the tradition alive as part of the common cultural landscape by combining sustainable agricultural practices with environmental stewardship. The industry protects essential upland and wetland habitats, harnesses renewable energy such as wind and solar power, and adopts new technologies to reduce water use on bogs.

For more information about Massachusetts Cranberries, programs, health benefits, recipes and more, visit cranberries.org.


Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association