Saturday Evening Girls Talk at the Cape Ann Museum

Progress and Opportunity in the Early 1900s

Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m.

 An illustrated lecture presented by Dr. Dorothy E. King

The Saturday Evening Girls (S.E.G.) was a progressive social club organized in Boston in 1899 to assimilate young immigrant women into American culture. The “girls” who took part in the group met on Saturday evenings and were introduced to literature, art and history. They were also given the opportunity to develop craft and business skills at the Paul Revere Pottery in North Boston. The bowl shown here is one such example of the skilled craftsmanship that came out of this social experiment. S.E.G. pottery is now very valuable and highly sought after. The S.E.G. is connected to Cape Ann through a summer camp that was built for the girls’ use at Wingaersheek Beach in West Gloucester in 1906.

Dr. King, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Penn State Harrisburg will be joined by Joanne Riley, archivist at UMASS Boston and Roz Kramer, daughter of pioneer Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) researcher Barbara Kramer for the lecture.


This program is $10 for CAM members / $20 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. For more information, please email Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum at 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.