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Winter Shorts

Saturday, January 25

11:00 a.m.

Gallery Talk or Tour

Learn more about the Cape Ann Museum through a Winter Shorts specialty tour—offered each Saturday in January at 11:00 a.m.

Each Winter Shorts tour focuses on three or four discreet areas of the collection — sign up for one or more — a great way for members and nonmembers alike to learn about the Museum and its collections. Tours last approximately 20 minutes with time to transition in between. Come for one or all! On these Saturdays, Winter Shorts will replace the 11:00 a.m. highlights tours. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, reservations required.

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January 25

Judith, John and Universalism with CAM docent Sarah Wetzel
Musings on Judith Sargent Murray born in Gloucester May 1,1751—nearly to the day 200 years before me—and her husband the Rev. John Murray. Exploring her voice and influence during the time of the birth of our country and the birth of the first Universalist Church here in Gloucester.

Sailing Solo with CAM docent Doug Stewart
What kind of person would willingly spend two months, maybe three, alone in a small boat being tossed around by waves while trying to sail 3,000 miles to Europe? Meet two of them, both Gloucester fishermen, in the museum’s Maritime Gallery and see the actual boats they sailed. One of the men, Danish immigrant Alfred Johnson, was the first person in history to sail alone across the Atlantic. The other, Nova Scotian Howard Blackburn, was the first to do so without fingers!

From Tragedy to Beauty: Thacher Island and the Fresnel Lens with CAM docent Suellen Wedmore
This multi-media presentation on the Island of the Twin Lights, includes a brief history of the island and lens, shared photographs, a piece of a Fresnel Lens that you may hold in your hands, music, movement, and the reading of two poems relating to Maria Bray’s 1864 heroism. She is joined in this presentation by Cape Ann Museum members Barbara Brewer and Juliana McGovern, who participated in Suellen’s 2016 CAM presentation “Mind the Light.”

Everyday Art Objects with CAM docent Pat Earle
There are many things in our world what are used on a regular basis but not remarked on for their appearance. Sometimes, when no longer used, these items become recognized and treasured for their beauty. View objects on display now admired as gorgeous artwork and consider what everyday objects might be exhibited in a Museum 50 years from now.

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