A Gallery With a Sense of Humor
The Susan Baker Memorial Museum, 46 Shore Rd./Rte 6A, one-quarter mile northwest of Route 6, North Truro (tel. 508/487-2557; www.susanbakerart.com), showcases Ms. Baker's creative output, from fanciful/functional papier-mâché objets to brightly colored European landscapes. Despite the place's name, Baker has not passed on; it seems that she herself has exaggerated rumors of her death so as to rate her own museum without actually croaking. You might guess that she is definitely a character, as original as her work. Her main stock in trade -- here and at her Provincetown outlet -- is humor displayed in various media, from artist's books to very atypical T-shirts (among the more popular slogans in Provincetown: TOO MEAN TO MARRY). Open June to September daily 10am to 5pm. Call ahead October through May.
A Vineyard in the Dunes
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, 11 Shore Rd./Rte. 6A, North Truro (tel. 508/487-6200; http://trurovineyardsofcapecod.com), is one of the last working farms in the Outer Cape and the site of an honest-to-goodness vineyard. The vineyard uncorked its first homegrown chardonnay and cabernet franc in the fall of 1996, the Muscadet in 1997, the merlot in 1998. Inside the main house on this pastoral property, the living room, with its exposed beams, is decorated with interesting oenological artifacts. Late May through October, free wine tastings are held every half-hour Monday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, Sunday noon to 5pm.
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