The Museum will reopen to CAM Members on September 24 and to the public on October 1. The New CAM Green campus opens to the public on September 17. Hours at both locations will be limited and preregistration for timed ticket entry is required. Details here.


CAM Book Club

Thursday, January 16

10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

Members Events


The Cape Ann Museum's monthly book club is for year-round residents of Cape Ann. Beginning in October and running through May, the Museum will host book club meetings in its auditorium. A Museum docent and staff member will be present to facilitate each book group discussion to allow for a flow of ideas, provide connections to the collections and history of Cape Ann, and to suggest talking points if needed. The selection of books can be seen below along with the meeting date at which it will be discussed. 2019–2020 CAM Book Club selections were chosen for their captivating subject matter, excellent scholarship and/or insight into the history of Cape Ann. All CAM members are encouraged to read along and keep an eye out for related programming and exhibits this year.

For information please contact Courtney Richardson at (978) 283-0455 x12 or

2019-2020 CAM Book Club Selections

October 17, 2019
Charles Olson: Letters Home, edited by David Rich
Charles Olson Maximus to Gloucester: The Letters and Poems of Charles Olson to the Editor of the Gloucester Daily Times 1962-1969

November 21, 2019
Coming Away: Winslow Homer & England by Elizabeth Athens
Homer at the Beach, exhibition catalog by William R. Cross

December 19, 2019
Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky (Optional)

January 16, 2020
First Lady of Letters, Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence by Sheila Skemp & Judith Sargent Murray’s letters

February 20, 2020
Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster

March 19, 2020
Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painting by Cathy Curtis

April 16, 2020

May 21, 2020
Guns off Gloucester (The Fish and the Falcon) by Joseph Garland


Above: Charles Allan Winter (1869–1942), Woman Reading, c. 1898. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, 2015. Funds provided by Arthur Ryan.

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