Highland House Museum

Highland House Museum

The Highland House Museum occupies one of Truro’s best known landmarks, the Highland House, a seasonal hotel built on the Highlands in 1907. Located near the Highland Light in North Truro, the museum building is a classic example of a turn-of-the-century summer resort hotel.

I visited the Museum for a look inside the lives of the people of Truro and the Outer Cape. There were permanent exhibits about the Indigenous People who lived here for hundreds of years before the arrival of the Europeans. I was able to travel back to a time when local residents devoted themselves to the salt mill industry, the railroad, and domestic crafts, such as weaving and embroidery. I discovered a collection of art that showcases a deep reservoir of talent that reflects an enduring admiration for the natural beauty of this area.

Highland Light

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