Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon at Beauport Hotel

Join the Cape Ann Businesswomen’s Group in Welcoming Adrianne Haslet-Davis to Cape Ann.


Thursday, October 13, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Beauport Hotel
55 Commercial Street, Gloucester
$35 per person

30th Anniversary Luncheon
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Cape Ann Businesswomen’s Committee. We have a wonderful venue and excellent keynote speaker lined up.

Adrianne Haslet-Davis: Boston Marathon bombing survivor, philanthropist, advocate and inspirational speaker and now, Boston Marathon runner and finisher. Learn more about Adrianne here.

The Fall Luncheon is where we announce the winner of the Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship Award. This is a yearly scholarship awarded to a woman who is going back to school to further her education. Carolyn O’Connor was the first Chairwoman of the Businesswoman’s Committee. This award honors her dedication to the Businesswomen of Cape Ann and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

Click Here to reserve your seat for the Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon.

Veteran’s Day at the Cape Ann Museum

A call for wartime letters and photographs.

On Friday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day – the Cape Ann Museum will host a series of special programs in appreciation of the men and women of Cape Ann who have served or are serving our country in the military. The citizens of Cape Ann have a long history of service – from the Revolutionary War to current conflicts.

For this day, the Museum is creating a short film to be screened. The film will pair photographs – from the Civil War to today – with readings from letters written home by men and women on the front.  We are reaching out to the community to help supplement this project with photographs and letters you may have from all military conflicts, but especially those since the Civil War.

Anyone caring to share photographs and letters is asked to bring them to the Museum’s library on Wednesday, October 5 or Thursday, October 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where Museum staff will scan them for inclusion in the film. Submitted items can be picked up on Wednesday, October 18 or Thursday, October 20, or they can be donated to the Museum to be preserved in the archives.

For more information on this project, please contact

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8th mass vol. militia, field & staff, 1864
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Image: From the G.A.R. Colonel Allen Post 45, Gloucester archive. Officers of the 8th Regiment: Chaplain J. S. Sewall, Adjutant A. Hunt Berry, Lt. Col. C. T. Hanley, Quartermaster J. A. Ingalls, Col. Benjamin F. Peach, Jr., Asst. Surgeon Ebeneezer Hunt, Major David W. Low, Surgeon J. L. Robinson., photographer unknown, c. 1864. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

Architecture Talk at the Cape Ann Museum

Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field

Thursday, September 29

7:00 p.m.

The life and accomplishments of Eleanor Raymond (1887–1989), a pioneering woman in the field of architecture during the mid-20th century, will be the subject of a talk presented by documentary film maker Lyda Kuth. A graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and Landscape Architecture for Women, Eleanor Raymond was a noted innovator partnering with solar energy researcher Dr. Maria Telkes to design one of the first successful solar-heated buildings in the Northeast. On Cape Ann, Raymond designed homes for artist Natalie Hays Hammond, anthropologist Carlton S. Coon and a summer cottage for herself overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor. Lyda Kuth is an independent filmmaker and Executive Director of the LEF Foundation, which supports New England independent documentary filmmakers. She has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the prestigious Commonwealth Award and honored by Women in Film and Video New England with an Image Award.


Member cost is $10; Non-member cost is $15. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets or for more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email

Tickets can also be ordered online at Eventbrite.

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Kestrel Adult Adventures:Survival of the……..Prepared!

Imagine yourself crouched over a small bundle of dried plant fluff that you collected, striking your fire steel until a spark ignites. The fluff catches, and before you know it, you have made a warm fire! Trusting in ourselves to survive in the outdoors can be fun and a wonderful confidence booster. This 2 hour workshop will cover some basic important wilderness survival skills. Our class will prepare you for real life survival situations such as cold emergencies, hunger and dehydration, conflict avoidance techniques (think making friends, rather than enemies), and of course how to get rescued. We are also open to your input into the direction our class takes. Just email us your interests.

Overarching themes will be:

-Finding the ability to overcome our fears

– Temperature regulation using human-made and natural materials and fire

-Wild edibles

-Learn how we humans can still be dependent on the natural world for survival


  • Dates    Sundays: Oct. 9th: Finding Food, Nov. 6th: Dehydration & First aid; Dec. 4nd: Cold, Conflicts, and Rescue
  • Time:  1:30-3:30
  • Enrollment Cutoffs: Min. 8 Participants, Max. 15 for each day
  • Ages              14 to infinity!
  • Price              $12 per Sunday, Advance registration necessary
  • Location         Tompson Street Reservation (Concord St Access)
  • Instructors     Clay

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