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2016 Cape Ann Guide

2012 Cape Ann Guide – Experience Cape Ann…serving Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport. Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

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capeannvacations.com 55 these multiple narratives through its collections, exhibitions and programming. Founded in 1873, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston's North Shore, featuring 11 galleries, a research library/ archives, an auditorium, an 1804 ship captain's house, a sculpture garden and museum shop. Best known for holding the largest collection of work by marine painter, Fitz Henry Lane (1804- 1865), the collection includes work by other prominent artists inspired by Cape Ann, including Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery and Cecilia Beaux, and sculptors Walker Hancock and Paul Manship. The permanent collection also includes decorative arts and artifacts from the fsheries and granite quarrying industries. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm - 4 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Cape Ann Symphony (978) 281-0543 capeannsymphony.org P.O. Box 1343, Gloucester Founded in 1952, the Cape Ann Symphony brings world class musicians and soloists to Boston's North Shore. Under the direction of Yoichi Udagawa, performances are held at the Manchester-Essex Regional High School Auditorium, located off of Route 128, Exit 15, on Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the- Sea. Please visit our website for concert information Cogswell's Grant (978) 768-3632 historicnewengland.org/historic- properties/homes/cogswells-grant 60 Spring Street, Essex Cogswell's Grant, established in 1636 and now a historic house museum, became the summer home of collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little in 1937. The eighteenth century farmhouse displays their celebrated collection of American folk art, including portraits, redware pottery, painted furniture, shaker boxes, hooked rugs, weathervanes and decoys. Everything is arranged exactly as the Little family lived with it. The property has been operated as a farm continuously for nearly four centuries and offers beautiful views of the marsh and Essex River. Special events include Kite Day in April and the Lipizzan Stallions in September. The museum is open for guided tours June 1 through October 15, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum (978) 768-7541 essexshipbuildingmuseum.org 66 Main Street, Essex Shipbuilding in Essex began before 1668. More than 4,000 wooden vessels have been launched from the banks of the Essex River. Visit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to learn the story of how the determination and enterprise of a small village of New Englanders developed the American Fishing Schooner - a vessel that powered the fshing industry and changed maritime history. The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is open April through December. Summer hours: Memorial Day Weekend to October 31, Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Off season hours, April to Memorial Day Weekend and November 1 to mid-December: Saturday and Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm. Guided Tours: Adults $10, $8 Seniors, $5 Children, under 5 years old free. Self-Guided Tours: $7. Rocky Neck Art Colony (978) 515-7004 rockyneckartcolony.org 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester Designated in 2012 as one of the frst "Cultural Districts" in Massachusetts, Rocky Neck is the year-round home of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the Gloucester Stage Company, the Gloucester Writer's Center, the Gloucester Marine Railway and a thriving community of artists, galleries, historic sites and eateries. A peninsula that extends into Gloucester's harbor, Rocky Neck is accessible by car and private boat as well as by bus, trolley and water shuttle from the downtown Gloucester area during the summer months. 2016 Save the Dates: Beaux Arts Ball: April 9, Rocky Neck 5K: May 15. Seasonal Galleries open May- October, others are open year round. Arts & Culture: Points of Interest ©Scott Theriault

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