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June 2017

Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Guided by a knowledgeable Museum docent, this outdoor walking tour will take you along a route past select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. Cost is $10 CAM members / $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org for details. Tickets can…

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Rock Bound: Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore

Free - $12
June 3 - October 29

In the years immediately following the Civil War, Cape Ann set out on a path that would make it one of New England’s most vibrant and influential art colonies of the early 20th century. As the foundation on which this growth took place was broad, with countless artists working in a myriad of media, no one trend or style would come to dominate the emerging colony. There did arise, however, a fascination with capturing the “American Scene” as embodied on…

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Public Sculpture Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get up-close and personal with the artwork you drive by everyday on this walk through downtown Gloucester. New to Gloucester? Then, this tour will give you a three-dimensional introduction to this little city by the sea. From sculptures commemorating those who went to sea, to those who fought in war to those who changed the artistic landscape of Cape Ann forever—this walking tour will uncover the stories behind the public sculptures of Gloucester, including the unique processes of the artists…

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Reading the Past: A Calligraphic Installation

Free
June 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A one-day contemporary art installation at the White-Ellery House. Reading the Past: A Calligraphic Installation by Susan Kapuscinsky Gaylord Using excerpts from the 1848 journal of a 13-year-old Gloucester girl, Gaylord’s installation will bring the rhythms of everyday life alive through her subject’s observations of school and home. This program is free and open to the public. Gaylord studied English literature at Boston University and since the late 1970s has been working with words, letterforms, design and expressive mark making.…

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A taste of Derby Street — A Salem Food Tours event to benefit The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association

$60
June 3 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

SALEM — A special tour of Derby Street and beyond with Salem Food Tours starts off with a 17th-century food demonstration at The House of the Seven Gables. From The Gables, at 115 Derby Street in Salem, the tour moves on to sample food and beverages from among the finest establishments in Salem. The tour starts at The Gables at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, and concludes at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 and the proceeds will benefit preservation…

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Gables’ lecture: Slavery was once common in Essex County

$7
June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SALEM — Before the Revolutionary War, many rural households in Essex County owned enslaved workers. If the workers’ mothers were not enslaved, as was often the case, they could petition the court for freedom. And they usually won. On Wednesday, June 7 at 6 p.m., Jeanne Pickering will discuss her surprising research on enslaved workers and their successful petitions for freedom in Essex County in the 1760s and 1770s. The lecture, at The House of the Seven Gables at 115…

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Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692

$25
June 10

A Symposium co-sponsored by the Salem State History Department, Essex Heritage, and the Salem Award Foundation for the 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692

$25
June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

A Symposium co-sponsored by the Salem State History Department, Essex Heritage, and the Salem Award Foundation for the 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$5
June 10 @ 10:00 am

Saturday June 10th 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Three of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams and visiting team Mudville Base Ball Club from Holliston play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is…

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Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the area surrounding the Museum on this walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions in the first decades of the 20th century. His paintings from this period capture the local landscape and architecture in a loosely rendered, light filled style and are considered by many to be some of his finest works. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine…

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Vintage Base Ball Triple-Header

$5
June 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lowell BBC, Boston Beaneaters, & Newburyport Clamdiggers Sunday June 11th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Two of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Lowell Base Ball Nine and Lynn Live Oaks play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is…

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Fitz Henry Lane on Foot and Online

$10 - $20
June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Delve into the 19th century on this tour through the neighborhoods and waterfront areas that inspired the artwork of native son Fitz Henry Lane. Learn how Lane rose from modest beginnings in the pre-Civil War era to worldwide recognition as a marine painter and why, even today, numerous artists journey to Cape Ann to capture its unusual light. Participants are encouraged to bring a smart phone or tablet in order to access the rich sources of information available at Fitz…

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The Bones of Homes Walking Tour

$10 - $20
June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

An architectural overview of Gloucester building styles from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century. On this tour through downtown Gloucester participants will learn about architectural elements and styles that arose out of specific socioeconomic and cultural circumstances during this critical 200-year period in the City’s development. Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space…

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Captain’s Party

$150.00
June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Gloucester’s sea serpent sighting at the CAPTAIN’S PARTY! Put on your festive attire and join us for our annual fundraising event featuring sumptuous fare and creative cocktails in the Museum courtyard and throughout the galleries. View the beautiful works from Cape Ann collectors in the our special summer exhibition, Rock Bound, and listen to the sounds of Doug Leaffer and his jazz trio. Sponsorships and individual support of this event is greatly appreciated. Sponsorships are…

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Vintage Base Ball Father’s Day Game

$5
June 18 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 am

Sunday, June 18th 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. The two historic teams the New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for…

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Music in the Meeting House

$5
June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 25th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Rocky Hill Meeting House, 4 Old Portsmouth Road, Amesbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members and Amesbury Residents $5 nonmembers UMass Lowell’s Connexion singers, headed by Dr. Thomas Malone, bring the 1785 Rocky Hill Meeting House alive with music from the period in which it was built. The Connexion singers are a blend of community and student voices bringing the four-part hymns and anthems of Fasola music, also known as Sacred Harp…

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July 2017

Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$5
July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lowell BBC vs. Lynn Live Oaks Sunday July 9th 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Two of the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers and the Lynn Live Oaks, and the visiting Boston Beaneaters play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once…

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Vintage Base Ball Triple-Header

$5
July 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosting Ohio Muffins Portsmouth Rockinghams, Lowell BBC, & Ohio Muffins Saturday, July 29th Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Two of teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Portsmouth Rockinghams and the Lynn Live Oaks play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out,…

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Vintage Base Ball Triple Header

$5
July 30 @ 11:00 am

Hosting Ohio Muffins Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, & Ohio Muffins Sunday, July 30th Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. Two of teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Portsmouth Rockinghams and the Lynn Live Oaks play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an…

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August 2017

Fiber Revival & Vintage Base Ball Double-Header

$6
August 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lowell BBC vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers Saturday, August 12th, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $6 nonmembers Join the Newburyport Spinners Guild and Historic New England for a day-long exploration of fiber arts, featuring demonstrations of hand-spinning, weaving, metalwork, alpaca and sheep husbandry, rug making, and knitting. Try your hand at washing, combing, spinning, and weaving wool from our resident sheep.…

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September 2017

The Farmer’s Table

$85
September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, September 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Mass. $65 Historic New England members $85 nonmembers Celebrate four centuries of farming with a multi-course farm-to-table dinner with cider, ale, and wine pairings prepared by Carry Out Cafe using produce grown by the Colby family at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. This event highlights the farmers who kept this rich land cultivated in the twentieth century. The Stekionis family lived and worked at the farm from 1913 until 1994, while Dick Walsh…

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The Farmer’s Table

$85
September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Mass. $65 Historic New England members $85 nonmembers Celebrate four centuries of farming with a multi-course farm-to-table dinner with cider, ale, and wine pairings prepared by Carry Out Cafe using produce grown by the Colby family at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. This event highlights the farmers who kept this rich land cultivated in the twentieth century. The Stekionis family lived and worked at the farm from 1913 until 1994, while Dick Walsh…

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Ipswich Ale Harvest Festival & Vintage Base Ball Triple-Header

$5
September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mudville vs. Lowell BBC/Newburyport Mixed Nine (1 game) Lynn Live Oaks vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams (2 games) Saturday, Sept 16th 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. The four teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate…

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The American Music and Harvest Festival

September 30 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, September 30th, Time: TBD Game Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. PRICE: TBD Enjoy music, baseball, and farm activities featuring four centuries of American music. This festival celebrates everything from traditional to bluegrass, funk, folk, and beyond. See the full schedule. Enjoy a variety of farm activities during the festival: Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand and win prizes at…

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October 2017

Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane

Free - $12
October 7, 2017 - March 14, 2018

The first ever comprehensive exhibition focusing on 19th century American artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865) as a printmaker. Georgia Barnhill, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts Emeritus at the America Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA, is serving as guest curator of the exhibition. The exhibition and the exhibition catalog are being organized in connection with Fitz Henry Lane Online, a catalogue raisonné and resource tool created by the Cape Ann Museum. Fitz Henry Lane has long been recognized as…

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Vintage Base Ball Game: Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts

$5
October 14 @ 11:00 am

Vintage Base Ball: Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts Game Saturday October 14th, Time: TBD Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members $5 nonmembers Watch the four teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play baseball using 1860s rules.. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out,…

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Tales and Ales

$65
October 20 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am

Friday, October 20th, Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $35 Historic New England members $60 nonmembers In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while listening to true tales…

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Tales and Ales

$65
October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 21st, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $35 Historic New England members $60 nonmembers In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while…

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Cradle to the Grave: Lamplight Tour of Coffin House and First Parish Burying Ground

$30
October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 29th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Coffin House and First Parish Burying Ground, 14 High Road, Newbury, Mass. $15 Historic New England members $30 nonmembers Spend an evening getting to know the Coffin family and their neighbors in their home and in their final resting places. Enjoy a special evening tour of the 1678 Coffin House, and then visit its residents and other townsfolk across the street in the First Parish Burying Ground. Hear true tales of murder, heroism,…

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December 2017

Music in the Meeting House

$5
December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 2nd, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Rocky Hill Meeting House, 4 Old Portsmouth Road, Amesbury, Mass. Free to Historic New England members and Amesbury Residents $5 nonmembers Experience the holiday season filled with song at Rocky Hill Meeting House. The Connexion Shape-Note singers, headed by Dr. Thomas Malone, bring the meeting house alive with music from the period in which it was built. The Connexion singers are an all-volunteer blend of community voices young and old, united by a…

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January 2018

Old Newbury Day Open House

January 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. Free, $10/car parking fee Visit Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for a mid-winter open house to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the 1690 manor house, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire. Please call 978-462-2634 for more information.

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