January = Free Cape Ann Museum admission for Cape Ann Residents

The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to a single remarkable place and during the month of January all Cape Ann residents (Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex) are welcome to enjoy its galleries for free. If you’ve never been to the Cape Ann Museum, now is the time. Its collections represent your history—the people, the industries and especially the art and culture. We invite you to explore!

Image: Folly Cove Designers gallery; CAM docents in the Capt. Elias Davis House (1804); Families in the Museum’s Activity Center; Jeff Weaver, From Governor’s Hill, oil on canvas.

In addition to its permanent collections, the Museum offers a rotating schedule of special exhibitions throughout the year as well as related programs and events for adults and families. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit (or revisit) the current special exhibition, Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker and the newly opened exhibition Kodachrome Memory: Nathan Benn’s North Shore, 1978. Voicing the Woods showcases the prodigious skills and artistry of Jeremy Adams, one of the most gifted musical instrument makers in New England. Kodachrome Memory, features more than thirty photographs taken in and around Cape Ann in 1978 by photographer Nathan Benn while on assignment on Boston’s North Shore for National Geographic Magazine.

Top image: Franklyn E. Goucher, an Essex clammer, digging at “Castle” sand flat, 1978. Photograph by Nathan Benn. Bottom image: Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker exhibition.

In addition to free admission, the Museum has lined up a full schedule of programming for visitors to enjoy. Visit http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/ for full descriptions. The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.