If you haven’t been to the Cape Ann Museum lately and are sitting around saying to yourself- “there’s nothing to do” then you ought to get your ass down to The Cape Ann Museum right here in your back yard. It’s free all month and it is a huge treasure. You’ll be blown away with the sheer number of cool artifacts and stuff you can learn there.
No excuses- Get there- It’s Free- and Totally Worthwhile!
Here’s the press release-
Museum free to Cape Ann residents during month of January
The Cape Ann Museum invites all Cape Ann residents to visit for free during the month of January! The Museum presents a full schedule of public programs that should not be missed:
Saturday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m.: Researching Alone at Sea: An illustrated talk with author John Morris, book signing to follow.
Saturday, January 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and Sunday January 23 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Winter Shorts: Cape Ann Museum docents present a weekend series of mini tours highlighting their favorites from the Museum’s collection. See website for a complete list of tour topics www.capeannmuseum.org.
Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m.: Saturday Showcase: Celebration of the Sea: Revels Repertory Company. Explore the lives of the men who went to sea during the great age of sail as whalers or merchant seamen and the family and friends who remained on shore.
Guided Tours: Docent-led tours during January: Highlights of the Collection tours will be offered every Friday and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. No reservations are required.
Special exhibitions currently on view include: To Gather Together and Keep These Bonds: Highlights from the Permanent Collection; John Manship: Views of Butman’s Quary; and, Outside the Box: Large Scale Paintings from the Collection. The Museum is closed to the public during the month of February.
Funding for these programs was made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency which promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org
Liza Browning Education Assistant
Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant St. Gloucester, MA 01930