Cape Ann Museum to host Surveying the Collections: Historic Toys & Dolls

A selection of toys and dolls from the collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

On Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Cape Ann Museum invites the public to observe as curatorial staff survey rarely exhibited selections from its toy and doll collection on March 15. This will be the third in a series of four sessions designed to enrich visitors’ appreciation of the depth of the Museum’s holdings. Previously, antique quilts and works by the Folly Cove Designers were spotlighted.  

This complete survey of the institution’s holdings involves physically locating objects in the collection, then measuring, assessing condition, photographing and repacking each item. It is a chance to see the Museum’s collection of toys and dolls in close quarters and gain a better understanding of the Museum’s vast collection. Highlights from the Museum’s doll collection include European and American-made dolls from the 19th and 20th centuries.

This program is free for Museum members or with Museum admission. No registration necessary.


The Orchestra on the Hill Chamber Ensemble performs ‘Bach and Beyond’ in the historic Gloucester Meetinghouse

‘Bach and Beyond’ will take you on a musical journey around and through the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach.

In the first half, soak in the serene exultation of Trumpet Concerto No. 2 by Tomaso Giovani Albinoni to gain an understanding of why this popular composer was so intriguing to Bach.  Next, venture onward to Bach’s vibrantly fast-paced Orchestral Suite No. 2 with haunting melodies for the flute.  Then hold on your seat for Bach’s powerful Prelude and Fugue (“the Wedge”) in E minor for organ solo played by Jeffrey Mead on the mighty 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ.

In the second half you will meander forward in time to Mozart’s exquisite Clarinet and String Quintet, in which Bach’s influence runs through like a golden thread. And finally we return to Bach for his glorious and brilliant Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, a musical challenge for the whole ensemble including harpsichord and famous for it’s trumpet fanfare, to complete the journey.

TICKETS ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR – cash, check or credit card

Preferred                  $45 (front center 3 rows & rear gallery front row)

General                     $30

Students                   $10 with ID

12 & Under              Free


The Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) is located on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets.  Event parking is allowed on the green and is available at other parking lots nearby and on the street in the Historic District.  An elevator up to the Sanctuary level is available from the side entrance at 10 Church Street.

For advance ticket purchases and more information please visit

March 16, 2019 Bach and Beyond Concert, Poster, Final Version

4th Annual Power of Play Festival!

Gloucester Education Foundation is proud to host our fourth annual Power of Play Festival!

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019 11am-2pm


Where: Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester

Who: Gloucester families and kids of all ages. Admission $5/family at the door.

 What: The Power of Play Festival – a fun day of art, games, slime-making, gymja, legos, obstacle courses and so much more!

Research shows that play helps kids develop the critical thinking, communication, problem solving and collaboration skills that prepare them for life-long success. So let’s move, build, climb, create and have fun together!

Gloucester Education Foundation works with parents, teachers and community volunteers to drive innovation in the Gloucester Public Schools. We support programs ranging from music and theater; to literacy and art; to technology, math and science.

Hosted by Gloucester Education Foundation and Sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank and Cape Ann Savings Trust & Financial Services Department





Mary Poppins JR at O’Maley Innovation Middle School


Image result for mary poppins jr

What: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS JR.

Who:  75 O’Maley Academy Drama Club students in grades 6,7 & 8

Where: O’Maley Innovation Middle School Auditorium

When: Our triple-cast production will perform 6 shows

(Cast X) Friday, March 8, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.

(Cast Y) Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.

(Cast Z) Saturday, March 16, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.

(Cast X) Friday, March 15, 2019 – 7:00 P.M.

(Cast Z) Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 1:00 P.M.

(Cast Y) Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 1:00 P.M.

We hope to see you there!!!