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Sargent House Museum Ebay Auction

No, they aren’t planning to auction off the Sargent House Museum, but they are holding an Ebay auction to benefit the Sargent House Museum.

Click The Picture for the Sargent House Museum Slide Show

Click The Picture for the Sargent House Museum Slide Show

From Judith Nast-

The Sargent House Museum is running an auction on Ebay from June 19
through June 30.  Proceeds will go to the Sargent House’s conservation
and educational projects.  Please consider making a bid on some
wonderful items:  paintings, private tours, antique botanical prints,
sailing ’round trips, and more.

Here’s the link:   http://stores.ebay.com/sargenthousemuseum

Things To Do- Cape Ann Garden Festival


An Evening in Sleeper’s Garden

Cape Ann Garden Festival

Gloucester, Mass. – June 12, 2009 –  Historic New England’s Beauport , Sleeper-McCann House, located on 75 Eastern Point Blvd , hosts an evening reception to kick off a weekend of garden celebrations in conjunction with the tenth annual Cape Ann Garden Festival hosted by the Sargent House Museum .

The event, An Evening in Sleeper’s Garden, takes place on Friday, June 19,         6 p.m.– 8 p.m. Historic New England’s Property Care Team Leader, Benjamin Haavik will discuss the ongoing landscape work at Beauport, highlighting the restoration of the original terrace staircase built by Beauport’s creator, interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper.  Abridged house tours and light refreshments are available.

Admission is $15 for Historic New England and Sargent House members and $20 for nonmembers.  To register, please call (978) 283 – 0800 or email pgarro@historicnewengland.org.  For more information about and tickets for the other Garden Festival events, please visit sargenthouse.org.

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Hilarie Holdsworth Photo Garden Tour

Hilarie Holdsworth Photo Garden Tour

From Judith Nast-

Hi Joey,
Great to talk with you and thanks for your help about putting up the
Garden Festival info and how to do a slide show.

Many thanks….
Judy Nast

10th Annual Cape Ann Garden Festival
This year The Sargent House Museum has  teamed up with Beauport and
Cape Ann Museum to offer a weekend of activities.

Friday night, 6/19, is a reception at Beauport overlooking Gloucester
Harbor with a talk about the recently
discovered garden stair and garden renovation by a staff member of
Historic New England. Drinks, appetizer, talk and short house tours
6-8pm. $20

Saturday, 6/20, is the Garden Tour from 10-4.  A self guided tour of 10
fabulous flower and herb gardens that feature sculptures, private quarries and
the many ocean vistas of Cape Ann.  Several of the homes are open for
visitors’ viewing as well.    Restaurant discounts available for ticket
holders.  $35

Sunday’s events are:
10 am    Join Kim Smith, author of Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities,
for a talk about designing a garden for people and pollinators.  Kim
is an accomplished designer, illustrator and author.  $15

11:30    Judy Hallberg will talk about Herb Gardens in 18th Century
New England and will included using herbs for lotions and salves.
She’s been involved in Ipswich’s restoration of 18th century herb
gardens and is an accomplished gardener and speaker.  It should be a
fascinating lecture with great ideas for using the herbs you grow (or
can grow!) for comfort and healing. $20

1:30    Docent-led tour of the exhibit at Cape Ann Museum of
Hutchinson’s paintings of local scenes….lots of floral motifs and
ocean views and exquisite work.  Free with a Garden Festival Ticket

3:00  Peggy J. Flanagan who teaches at a local college, will conduct a
workshop of the propagation and care of antique roses.  Bring a pair
of pruners and learn how to care for these lovely plants.  Everyone
gets a plant for your own garden.  $20

Join us for the whole shebang and just an event.  Tickets can be
purchased a la carte at sargenthouse.org

***Also, we have an online auction on Ebay running June 19-30.  Check
out the stuff!***

View From The Sargent House Museum Attic

The reason this shot is so blurry is because it is shot through a screen.  But you get the idea.  The attic is not part of the tour, but your boy gets you up there for a special perspective of the harbor.

Sargent House Museum Video Tour

If you are like me you’ve walked past this place thousands of times, looked up on the hill and wondered what the hell goes on up there.  Well wonder no longer my loyal readers, because your boy Joey once again gets you unfettered access with a four part video tour and pics of places that you don’t get to go when you go on the regular tour (places like the attic and stuff).

It’s what we do here at GMG.  Bring you behind the scenes, we roll back the curtains, peek under the hood and bring this stuff to you, stuff you might never have had access to.  It’s what we pride ourselves on, getting you an insider peek.  So buckle up for another video series in another one of Gloucester’s crown jewels- The Sargent House Museum.

Barb Silberman and Judith Nast Show GMG Readers What’s Up At The House On The Hill

From The Sargent House Museum Website-

Welcome to The Sargent House Museum. For over 100 years, the Sargent House Museum was the home of sea merchants, patriots and community leaders. A fine example of high-style Georgian domestic architecture, the house was built in 1782 for Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820), a philosopher, writer and an early advocate of women’s equality.

Visitors to the Sargent House Museum learn about the early history of Gloucester from its beginnings as a farming and lumbering outpost to its evolution into the country’s premier seaport. Visitors will also see a collection of original works by the great portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) descendant of the Sargent family, who loved the house and its ties to Colonial Gloucester.”

To Learn More About The Sargent House Click This Text For The Website

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