Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an illustrated talk with local historian and author Prudence Fish on Saturday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m. This program is free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Reservations are required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com. For more information visit capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 x10.
Prudence Paine Fish is the author of Antique Houses of Gloucester: The Families Who Built Them, the Mayor Who Moved Them and the Changing Face of the Harbor Village, which was published in 2007 by The History Press. She currently produces the blog: Antique Houses of Gloucester and Beyond! According to her blog, she grew up in a small New England town with a mother who was an antiquarian, so it was inevitable that she would be exposed to old things. After graduating from UMass/Amherst she lived in Connecticut, taught school, married, and raised three children in suburbia. A move to Newburyport, MA renewed her interest in all things old. This background has now evolved into research, writing and consulting… all the things she loves to do. Pru is volunteer at the Cape Ann Museum and can often be found sharing her knowledge at the White-Ellery House when it is open to the public during the summer. On Saturday, February 2, Pru will talk about the once-common practice of moving and relocating houses. This program is offered in conjunction with The Little House: Her Story.
Image credit: The White-Ellery House (1710) in process of being moved, c.1947.
About the Cape Ann Museum
The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to keep it relevant to today’s audiences. Spanning 44,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore welcoming more than 25,000 local, national and international visitors each year to its exhibitions and programs. In addition to fine art, the Museum’s collections include decorative art, textiles, artifacts from the maritime and granite industries, two historic homes and a sculpture park in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Visitcapeannmuseum.org for details.
The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 adults, $10.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online atwww.capeannmuseum.org.
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