Mayor Romeo Theken is pleased to announce that the State’s MA Historical Commission has awarded a $50,000 emergency grant to the Sargent House Museum through the City of Gloucester. The museum is replacing the entire roof.
Sargent House Museum http://sargenthouse.org/
(BEFORE photos, August 2017)
Link to BESARGENT and see some photos of the making of the mural.
Susan and other volunteers from Generous Gardeners work hard on beautifying the Judith Sargent Murray House.
‘HERE & NOW’ SERIES BRINGS ARTISTS TO HISTORIC SITE
Here & Now: Contemporary Artists Working in The Sargent House Museum Garden
Launches this Sunday with artist Kathy Gentile Roberts
Here & Now was conceived as a means to revitalize the 1782 Sargent House and energize the under-utilized Sargent House Museum garden. The garden’s tiers, which were added to the site in 1925 by preservation architect Joseph Everett Chandler, create unique spaces for artists to set up and find inspiration in the garden. Known for restorations at the House of the Seven Gables and the Paul Revere House, Chandler made various alterations to the historic site and grounds.
Built in 1782 for Judith Sargent Murray—an early feminist writer, philosopher, and social activist, the Sargent House is a fine example of high-style Georgian domestic architecture, enlarged during the Federal period, and converted into a museum during the height of the Colonial Revival.
There are still opportunities available for artists to participate in the Here & Now series. Interested artists should contact Site Manager Kate Laurel Burgess-Mac Intosh at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 978-412-5290.
Upcoming Artists in the Here & Now Series
July 31: Kathryn Gentile Roberts
August 7: Mary Rhinelander McCarl
August 14: Dorothy Englander
August 21: Carole Anne Meehan
August 28: Coco Berkman
Bringing Access To The People
Downtown Gloucester’s Most Underutilized Space No More-
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.
Judith Sargent Murray’s Writing Closet and Concealment Shoes Found In The House
How many times have you walked past this building and wondered what it was all about? Well check out part II of the video series on The Sargent House Museum Video Tour at 8:00AM
Second part of the GMG video tour of the Sargent Murray House at 8:00AM.
The Sargent House Museum on Middle and Main Streets is rich in architectural detail. For the second part of the video tour check this page tomorrow morning at 8:00AM
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