The Museum will be closed for renovations

January 24th - February 6th.


Indigenous Heritage Day

Saturday, September 24

12:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Community Programs, Music and Performance, Youth and Family Programs

CAM Green, 13 Poplar Street, Gloucester, MA
Free and open to the public
Parking is at O'Maley Middle School, a shuttle will be provided to CAM Green. 
On-site parking is reserved for those with accessibility needs.

Indigenous Heritage Day at the Cape Ann Museum Green will celebrate the culture and traditions of the original stewards of this land. The day will feature interactive song, dance, and activities from the Massachusett, Nipmuc, and Wampanoag Tribes. During the event, two artifacts will be unveiled that were restored by artist Darius Coombs using the same methods and materials that his ancestors used hundreds of years ago.

The day's events will include speakers and a performance by the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, who invite the public to participate in traditional dance, music, and history of the Eastern Woodlands Tribes. Families will also have an opportunity to participate in a craft station for a hands-on experience of the Indigenous culture.

Activites Include:

  • 12:30 pm - Storytime with Danielle Greendeer - Keepunumuk: Weeâchumun's Thanksgiving Story
  • 1:30 pm - Wampanoag Singers & Dancers Performance
  • 2:30 pm - Artifact Presentation by Darius Coombs
  • Corn Husk Craft 
  • Resource Books & Materials
  • Indigenous Artifacts on Display


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