Protect Our Past to Host Film Festival at Chatham Orpheum Theater

Filed Under: More News

Protect Our Past, a nonprofit organization in Chatham protecting historic properties on Cape Cod and the Islands through media education and advocacy, will host a first-of-its-kind film festival on Oct. 13 and 14, at the Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main St, Chatham.

The film festival will feature films relating to historical preservation and sustainability and will include TED Talk-style presentations from local leaders in preservation and restoration.

For more information and tickets, visit

Each film aims to educate the public, address issues on preservation and sustainability, and encourage attendees to think differently about community development and environmental concerns. Featured films include “Explore Monomy,” “Love Letter to Cape Cod,“One Big House,” “Starboard Light,” and “Life Rings.”

Presenters will include This festival will also feature TED Talk-style presentations from leaders in the historical preservation community, including John Bullard (New Bedford restoration leader), Gordon Kahn (architect, Wellfleet Historical Commission member), and Stephen Tilly (eco-preservationist and architect).

The festival will also include walking tours and a kid-friendly screening of “Hey Arnold” at the Chatham Community Center.

Protect Our Past recently received its 501(c)(3) status and aims to educate the public on historical preservation. The organization’s vision is to celebrate historic properties and their inherent cultural character on Cape Cod & the Islands and beyond. To learn more about Protect Our Past, visit