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Experience Cape Ann 2016-2017 56 Arts & Culture: Points of Interest Gloucester Stage Company (978) 281-4433 267 East Main Street, Gloucester The North Shore's professional theater since 1979, Gloucester Stage was co-founded by Geoff Richon, Denny Blodgett, and award-winning playwright, Israel Horovitz, as a "safe harbor for playwrights and new plays." Gloucester Stage has successfully realized its mission with the production of more than 35 world premieres, 15 American premieres and 25 New England premieres. The 2016 season includes: Lettice & Lovage , by Peter Shaffer (May 19-June 5); Albatross, based on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner , by Matthew Spangler and Ben Evett (June 16-July 3); The Last Schwartz , by Deborah Zoe Laufer (July 7-30); Songs for a New World , music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (August 4-27); The Totalitarians , by Peter Sinn Nachtreib (Sept 1-24); and Man In Snow , by Israel Horovitz (World Premier.) Hammond Castle Museum (978) 283-2080 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester John Hays Hammond, Jr. built his medieval-style castle to serve both as his home and a backdrop for his collection of medieval and Renaissance artifacts. The building housed the Hammond Research Corporation, from which came over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions. Second only to Thomas Alva Edison in number of patents, John Hammond was one of America's premier inventors. Visitors can explore the castle on a self-guided tour of rooms refecting the collecting tastes of Dr. Hammond and his wife. In addition to self- guided tours, Hammond Castle Museum offers educational programs and prearranged tour opportunities, and is available for corporate and private rentals. The museum hosts many summer private rentals on Saturdays and Sundays. Call for details. Open May through October Manchester Historical Museum (978) 526-7230 10 Union Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea The Manchester Historical Museum is housed in one of the town's most beloved landmarks, the Trask House at 10 Union Street. The house was built in 1823 by local businesswoman Abigail Hooper, who ran a thriving general store on the property. Today, the original rooms of the Trask House contain an impressive collection of period and Manchester-made furniture, artifacts and fne art. Guided tours of the Trask House are available Tuesday- Friday (10 am - 3 pm), posted Saturdays (10 am - 1 pm) or by appointment. House tours are a suggested donation of $5 per person. The annual Summer Exhibit (July – September) is free to the public during normal hours. To schedule an appointment or for more info, call 978-526-7230 or go to the Manchester Historical Museum website. Maritime Gloucester (978) 281-0470 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester Maritime Gloucester is Cape Ann's destination for maritime fun with facilities located on Gloucester's historic harbor. Get inspired by the wonders of marine life, learn about the area's rich maritime heritage, talk to a schooner captain and become a hands-on part of the working waterfront! Want to get out on the water? Set sail from Maritime Gloucester aboard the Schooner Ardelle for a narrated harbor tour. Tour Gloucester's own Schooner Adventure, a National Historic ©Papa Dunes Photography,

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