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Middle Street Walk

December 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tickets Starting at: Free

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The Museum is free and open to the public all day. Make ornaments, view art, tour historic Middle Street and celebrate the holidays! The Museum shop is fully stocked with a unique selection of holiday gifts for anyone on your list. CAM members receive 10%-20% off so don’t forget to join or renew.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Ornament Making
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Create a winter-themed holiday ornament in the Museum’s activity room, including cranberry wreaths, clementine balls and two ornaments inspired by the Folly Cove Designers.

Half-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Middle Street
10:30 a.m. – Departs from the Museum
Captains, City Fathers and Cultural Icons  
This mini-tour explores the neighborhood that two centuries of Cape Ann’s movers and shakers called home. From the Revolutionary period to the peak of 19thcentury fishing and trade, families such as the Davises, the Mackays, the Fosters and the Sawyers, made significant contributions to a city in the making.

Docent Led “Highlights” Tour
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This one-hour guided tour will take visitors through the Museum to view some of its most popular works and maybe a few of the guide’s personal favorites. Tour starts in the Museum Lobby.

Self Guided Tours of the Davis House
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Captain Elias Davis House (1804) is decorated for the holidays and will be open for self-guided tours. Museum guides will be stationed in the house to answer any questions.

Half-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Middle Street
11:30 a.m. –
Departs from the Museum
Division, Dissention, Diversity  
This mini tour highlights Middle Street’s history as a cradle of religious freedom, from the Jewish Temple at the eastern end of the street, to St. John’s Church at the western end, as well as historic homes of religious leaders and progressives including Rev. John Murray and Judith Sargent Murray.

Holiday Songs
12:00 pm to 12:45 p.m.
Students of the Veteran’s Memorial Elementary School perform spirited holiday songs in the Museum’s auditorium under the leadership of Connie Richards McQuaid.

Half-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Middle Street
1:30 p.m.
– Departs from the Museum
From Hopper to Heroes  
This mini tour focuses on noted 18th to 20th century Cape Ann people and places of Middle Street, including important patrons of Fitz Henry Lane, early leaders of private and public education, pivotal sites in Edward Hopper’s career and the Joan of Arc statue that pays tribute to a key collaboration between the United States and France.

Docent Led “Highlights” Tour
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This one-hour guided tour will take visitors through the Museum to view some of its most popular works and maybe a few of the guide’s personal favorites. Tour starts in the Museum Lobby.

Details

Date:
December 12, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/middle-street-walk-2015/

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