The Museum takes seriously its commitment to community, collaborating with more than 30 cultural, educational and civic organizations each year.
Gloucester Public School District Arts Festival
A celebration of the music, theater and visual art created by students in the City's public schools, sponsored by the Gloucester Education Foundation.
Captains Courageous Festival
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) based his classic novel on the subject of Gloucester fishermen on the Grand Banks. In partnership with several cultural institutions based in Gloucester, a cover-to-cover reading of Captains Courageous takes place annually. The all-day event is held at a variety of downtown Gloucester locations, all within a short walk from each other.
Rocky Neck Art Colony Distinguished Artist/Teacher Lecture
An annual lecture presented by the Museum in partnership with Rocky Neck Art Colony.
Charles Olson Annual Lecture
This annual lecture celebrates the American modernist poet Charles Olson (1910–1970); in particular his ties to Cape Ann and the people he inspired. The lecture is offered in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and the Charles Olson Society.
Middle Street Walk
A lively afternoon of programs and events in celebration of Gloucester's Historic District.