Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.


East Gloucester’s Fifth Grade Proudly Presents… THE JUNGLE BOOK

The fifth grade students at East Gloucester Elementary School will be preforming Disney’s The Jungle Book kids!

Tickets are still available for all three performances:

Friday 3/23   6:30 PM
Saturday 3/24   2:00 PM
Monday 3/26   6:30 PM

The play will be presented at the East Gloucester Elementary School Auditorium 8 Davis St. Extension. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann Before 1900 A special exhibition opening this spring at the Cape Ann Museum On view March 31, 2018 – Sept. 9, 2018


(Left to right) Logbook from the Schooner Lark, 1799, Cape Ann Museum; Daguerreotype of Abigail Trask and her friend, late 1840s, Manchester Historical Museum; Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1839, Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museums;  Certificate from teacher for Amanda Babson, January 1823, Cape Ann Museum.

In the first major exhibition to bring together historical and archival material from nine Cape Ann institutions, Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann Before 1900 illuminates the area’s wide-ranging stories from Native American life to the first European settlers in the 1640s, the temperance movement, African American history and civil rights, women’s history, the advent of railroad and mass transportation as well as work, literary, and cultural life during Cape Ann’s early years.

As the region prepares for the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement on Cape Ann in 2023, the Cape Ann Museum seeks to highlight significant historical materials from its own collection as well as those from historical societies in the region for this exhibition.

Lenders to Unfolding Histories include: Annisquam Historical Society, Cape Ann Museum, Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, Essex Town Hall, Gloucester’s City Hall, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, Manchester Historical Museum, Sargent House Museum, and Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museums.

Organized thematically, Unfolding Histories lets the documents tell the history of Cape Ann including some often neglected experiences and perspectives. The exhibition is designed to appeal to both scholars, looking to deepen their understanding of life for the disenfranchised in colonial America and the early Republic, as well as for local residents looking to appreciate the many factors that have shaped the place. Archival records depict the political and social structures of the nation before its founding up to 1900 and offer informative, enriching windows into the region that became a haven for some of America’s most renowned artists and writers.

“From the start, exhibition planners realized that getting everyday people excited about fragile scraps of paper and hard-to-read penmanship would be no easy task,” says Martha Oaks, Cape Ann Museum’s Curator. “As such, it was decided early on that the exhibition would be organized around broad themes that tell untold stories, uncover hidden histories, and highlight experiences of everyday people on Cape Ann. Ten themes were selected: African American history, charity and welfare, education, Native American history, literary imagination, religion, temperance, transportation, wartime, and women’s history.”

Guest curator for Unfolding Histories is Dr. Molly O’Hagan Hardy, Director for Digital and Book History Initiatives at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester. A full color catalog, written by Dr. Hardy, will accompany the exhibition.

For more information about the exhibition and related programming, please visit the Museum’s website http://www.capeannmuseum.org.

Backyard Growers 2018 Annual Free Seed Swap!

It’s officially spring and that means time to start a garden! There might be snow on the ground, but it’s the perfect time to make a garden plan and start seeds indoors.

Stop by the Backyard Growers office anytime between 12-3pm this Saturday to swap seeds, connect with gardeners, learn about home composting and indoor seed starting, and more!

Updated Seed Swap Flyer (2)

The Andy Statman Trio Concert

Wednesday night, May 2nd at 7:30 pm at Temple Ahavat Achim

Performing traditional Jewish music, bluegrass, and Americana on both mandolin and clarinet, Andy Statman is a master of respecting and innovating musical traditions. In 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Andy with a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. He has performed and recorded with an incredible range of artists including Itzhak Perlman, David Grisman, Ricky Scaggs, and David Bromberg. Andy will be performing with his trio, Jim Whitney, bass, and Larry Eagle, drums.

Tickets: $18 – General Admission, $36 – Preferred Seating



April Vacation Art Classes at Art Haven

April-Vacation5 great classes—a different theme every day.

Monday : Paper Airplanes
Tuesday : Fairy Houses
Wednesday : Art for Nature Lovers
Thursday : Simple Animation
Friday : Paint Like Georgia O’Keeffe

Classes run 9-12 p.m.
$30 per day

Sibling discounts and Scholarships available.

Space is Limited. Register today at http://www.arthaven.org/school-vacation

Summer Programs are Here Too! Look on our website for more info.