The Dune Shacks are located within the Cape Cod National Seashore and protected by The Peaked Hill Bars National Register district. At the same time, they remain fixed indelibly in the consciousness of the local community. Balancing these dual interests, our programs support and enhance federal public access and interpretive goals while strengthening the community bonds of people and place.
We signed an agreement with the Seashore to maintain and steward the C-Scape dune shack in 1995 and the Fowler shack in 2005. In addition to community and public access, our Artists and Writers residencies provide emerging and established artists the opportunity for creative solitude in a pristine and fragile environment.
The compact is a member of the Dune Shack Subcommittee of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Board where we are helping to shape management and stewardship policy for the shacks and the National Register District in which they are located.