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Video Lecture Finding Aids & Transcripts

The Video Lecture Finding Aids, Transcripts, and Scripts found on this page correlate to the CAM Video Vault Lecture Series. Lectures are arranged chronologically. Find a curated list of newly released CAM videos available for viewing online here or to access all available CAM video, please visit our Vimeo page.

The Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives is continually working to transcribe and edit more lectures from the series. Once completed, they will be added to this page on a rolling basis. If there is a lecture that you would like made priority, please contact us at

VX01 - Demetrios Exhibit installation 
Date: 1986 | Link to video

VL01 - Hooley: Gloucester's own Trumpeter, Sylvester Ahola
Speaker: Dick Hill | Date: 1992 | Link to video

VL02 - The Art of Drawing
Speaker: Bernard Chaet | Date: 8/5/2005 | Link to video

VL03 - Clarence Birdseye Day
Speaker: Maggie Rosa ; Luisa Cleaves | Date: 10/7/2006 | Link to video

VL04  - Fitz Henry Lane & Mary Blood Mellen: Old Mysteries and New Discoveries
Speaker: John Wilmerding | Date: 7/6/2007 | Link to video

VL05 - Fitz Henry Lane and Maxim and Martha Karolik: A Tale of Two Love Stories
Speaker: Carol Troyen | Date: 7/19/2007 | Link to video

VL06 - Sisters of the Brush: Women Artists in the 19th Century America
Speaker: Erica Hirshler | Date: 8/12/2007 | Link to video

VL07 - The American Sublime in Trans-Atlantic Perspective
Speaker: Tim Barringer | Date: 8/23/2007 | Link to video

VL08 - Gloucester's Fishing Industry: Then and Now
Speaker: Peter Prybot | Date: 9/30/2007 | Link to video

VL09 - Quarrying on Cape Ann
Speaker: Barbara Erkkila | Date: 11/11/2007 | Link to video

VL10 - Women Workers at Mighty Mac
Speaker: John Ronan; Gerolama Lovasco| Date: 3/8/2008 | Link to video

VL11 - Drawn to the Light: Women Artists of Cape Ann, 1900-1950
Speaker: Janet Comey | Date: 7/10/2008 | Link to video

VL12 - Sixty Years of Painting on Cape Ann
Speaker: Oliver Balf | Date: 7/19/2008 | Link to video

VL13 - A Monumental Place: Cape Ann's Sculptural Legacy
Speaker: Rebecca Reynolds |Date: 9/13/2008 | Link to video

VL14 - Conversations with Contemporary Artists
Speaker: Ken Hruby, Sculptor | Date: 10/18/2008 | Link to video

VL15 - Ravenswood: Wilderness to Special Place
Speaker: Electa Kane Tritsh | Date: 11/15/2008 | Link to video

VL16 - Working Alone Together: Gershon Benjamin and the Circle of Artists Around Milton Avery in Gloucester in the Early 1930s
Speaker: Lisa Peters | Date: 12/6/2008 | Link to video

VL17 - History of Dolls and Doll Collecting
Speaker: Betty Nett | Date: 1/24/2009 | Link to video

VL18 - Award Winning Photos by Charles Lowe in the 1970s
Speaker: Peter Watson | Date: 3/21/2009 | Link to video

VX02 - Charles Lowe exhibit walkthrough
Date: 3/30/2009 | Link to video

VL19 - Conversations with Contemporary Artists
Speaker: Don Gorvett, Printmaker | Date: 4/25/2009 | Link to video

VL20 - Capturing Life & Glory 
Speaker: Gordon Goetemann | Date: 1/16/2010 | Link to video

VL21 - Private Lives, Public House - The White-Ellery House: The Stories of the Families Who Lived There
Speakers: Stephanie Buck; Martha Oaks | Date: 4/3/2010 | Link to video

VL22 - Portuguese Hill: Celebrating Gloucester Neighborhoods
Panel Discussion | Date: 5/1/2010 | Link to video

VX03 - Walk Around Portuguese Hill
Guide: Father Alves | Date: 5/2/2010 | Link to video

VL23 - Your Old House: Paint and Maintain to Conserve Historic Character
Speaker: Sally Zimmerman | Date: 5/6/2010 | Link to video

VL24 - The Man Who Brought Fresh Halibut to America's Dining Table
Speaker: Robert E. Viator | Date: 6/19/2010 | Link to video

VL25 - The Baby and the Bathwater
Speaker: Elizabeth Mehlin | Date: 6/17/2010 | Link to video

VL26 - Rockport Reminiscences: Rockport Artists in the 1930s
Panel Discussion | Date: 9/30/2010 | Link to video

VL27 - How Gloucester Kept Its Head Above the Water During the Great Depression
Speaker: Mary McCarl | Date: 11/6/2010 | Link to video

VL28 - Presence and Absence: New Works by Bruce Herman
Speaker: Bruce Herman | Date: 11/13/2010 | Link to video

VL29 - Gloucester's Sea Serpent
Speaker: Wayne Soini | Date: 12/18/2010 | Link to video

VL30 - A Visit with Louisa May Alcott: Living History
Speaker: Jan Turnquist | Date: 3/26/2011 | Link to video

VL31 - The Launch of the Elsie: A Ship Model by Erik Ronnberg, Jr.
Speaker: Wilbur James; Erik Ronnberg, Jr. | Date: 4/9/2011 | Link to video

VL32 - Conversations with Contemporary Artists
Speaker: Brad Story, Sculptor | Date: 4/23/2011 | Link to video

VL34 - Cyrus Bartol: Manchester's Most Important Forgotten Man
Speaker: William Cross | Date: 6/11/2011 | Link to video

VL35 - Cape Ann Fishermen, the Pilgrims and England in 1623
Speaker: Dr. Todd Gray | Date: 7/14/2011 | Link to video

VL36 - Hans Hofmann and Sam Feinstein, the Artist's Search
Speaker: Patricia Start Feinstein | Date: 10/22/2011 | Link to video

VX04 - Sam Feinstein: The Evolution of a Vision - Gallery exhibit walkthrough
Date: 10/29/2011 | Link to video

 VL37 - The Making of Opus 139, A CB Fisk Organ for Harvard's Memorial Church
Speakers: Dennis Lanson; Greg Bover | Date: 10/29/2011 | Link to video

VL38 - As the Wind Turns or There is No Such Thing as Plain Sailing: Mishap and Mayhem on the High Seas
Speaker: Stephanie Buck | Date 1/7/2012 | Link to video

VL39 - 55 Years of Woodworking and Design
Speaker: Jay McLauchlan | Date: 1/14/2012 | Link to video

VL40 - The Empire and the Seaport: Trading Overseas in the Early Republic
Speaker: Robert Booth | Date: 1/14/2012 | Link to video

VL41 - All the Ships at Sea: A Celebration of Cape Ann's Role in the Maritime Trades
Speaker: William Trayes | Date: 5/5/2012 | Link to video

VL42 - Of Love, Death, and Liberty: The Hidden History of the Manchester Library
Speaker: William Cross | Date: 6/16/2012 | Link to video

VL43 - Marsden Hartley's Second Coming: Gloucester and Beyond, 1931-1943
Speaker: Townsend Ludington | Date: 6/28/2012 | Link to video

VL44 - The Last Days of Dogtown
Speaker: Anita Diamant | Date: 7/28/2012 | Link to video

VL45 - Marsden Hartley: The Painter as Poet
Speaker: Peter Anastas | Date: 8/11/2012 | Link to video

VX05 - CAMafterhours
Performers: Brian King, Kristen Miller, and Sarah Slifer Date: 08-16-2012 | Link to video

VL46 - Marsden Hartley on Cape Ann: Hartley's 16 year Relationship with Cape Ann
Speaker: Elyssa East | Date: 8/18/2012 | Link to video

VX06 - 1000 Sunday Mornings: Harpsichord Concert
Performers: Francis Conover Fitch; Greb Bover | Date: 9/05/2012 | Link to video

VL47 - Marsden Hartley: From Maine to Dogtown and Back Again
Speaker: Gail Levin | Date: 9/22/2012 | Link to video

VL48 - Who We Are is Who We Were - Historic Businesses of Cape Ann: Cape Pond Ice
Speaker: Scott Memhard | Date: 10/20/2012 | Link to video

VL49 - Charles Olson, Newman Shea, and the Fishing Strike of 1917
Speaker: David Rich | Date: 11/17/2012 | Link to video

VL50 - Chance, Choice: Ralph Coburn in Context
Speaker: Karen Quinn | Date: 12/15/2012 | Link to video

VL51 - The Girl I Left Behind Me
Speaker: Mary Rhinelander McCarl | Date: 3/23/20 | Link to video

VL52 - Two Brothers: Stories from the Front Lines of WWI
Speaker: Timothy Kendall | Date: 4/13/2013 | Link to video

VX07 - Uncommon Vision: A Gallery Talk
Speaker: Dennis Flavin | Date: 4/20/2013 | Link to video

VL53 - Anne's Eyes: A History of Cape Ann Light
Speaker: Paul St. Germain | Date: 5/11/2013 | Link to video

VL54 - Coming of Age in the Rocky Neck Art Scene of the 1950s
Speaker: Peter Anastas | Date: 7/13/2013 | Link to video

VX08 - Reading Ferrini: A Gallery Talk
Speakers: Peter Anastas; David Rich | Date: 9/14/2013 | Link to video

VL55 - The 28th Burnham to Operate a Ship in Essex Since 1819
Speaker: Harold Burnham | Date: 9/21/2013 | Link to video

AL01 - Essex County's Spectacular Great Salt Marsh
Speaker: Doug Stewart | Date: 2/6/2016 | Link to recording

AL02 - Seafaring Women of the 19th Century
Speaker: Capt. Laurel Seaborn | Date: 3/26/2016 | Link to recording

AL03 - Margarett Sargent: The Bold and the Beautiful
Speaker: Margaret Bernier | Date: 3/25/2017 | Link to recording

AL04 - Paper Trail: A Personal Journey through the Archives of the Cape Ann Museum
Speaker: Peter Anastas | Date 4/8/2017 | Link to recording

VL56 - Winslow Homer: New Insights
Speaker: Sylvia Yount | Date: 10/04/2019 | Link to video

VL57 - Judith Sargent Murray: A Complicated Woman Speakers: Sheila Skemp; Clare Leslie Marquette | Date: 1/25/2020 | Link to video

VL58 - Promises and Limits of the New Republic : A Closer Look at African Americans on Cape Ann
Speakers: Joanne Pope Melish; Kabria Baumgartner; Lise Breen; Bethany Jay | Date: 2/29/2020 | Link to video

VL59 - Redefining Women - The Impact of the Revolution on Gender Ideology
Speakers: Carol Berkin; Elizabeth Matelski | Date: 3/07/2020 | Link to video

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