Photographs in this post are from yesterday’s special Beauport Sleeper McCann program, stemming from the Cape Ann Museum Design/Build exhibition. Lorna Condon, senior curator of Historic New England’s Library and Archives, led this tremendous tour.
Neither Sleeper not Hanson family members knew they’d be there together at this tour. Yet members of both families wore the same shoes!
Other special guests included Chris Sicuranza from the Mayor’s Office and the Rev. Rona Tyndall, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the Grace Center of Gloucester. Mayor Romeo Theken also wanted to go.
More pictures coming of these back to back events!
from the Cape Ann Museum
“An illustrated talk on the life and work of Halfdan Hanson (1884-1952), architect of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House on Eastern Point in Gloucester and Our Lady of Good Voyage Church in downtown Gloucester. The talk will be presented by Hanson’s granddaughter, Linda Brayton and great granddaughter, Jen Holmgren. Following the lecture, Brayton and Holmgren will lead the group on a short walk to view Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, one of Halfdan Hanson’s most notable buildings.
Offered in conjunction with Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects on view through October 9, 2016.”