Cape Ann Museum’s Library & Archives reopening after closure and remodeling

Community Open House: Friday, Sept. 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cape Ann Museum’s newly remodeled and repainted Library & Archives.

After 1 ½ years of being closed due to the pandemic, a completely remodeled and repainted Library & Archives is reopening at the Cape Ann Museum at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester next week. “We are thrilled to welcome the public the new and improved Library & Archives,” said Oliver Barker, the Cape Ann Museum’s Director. “The Museum has been working hard, with the help of our Volunteer Team, to make the space more inviting, accessible and functional in the ways the public needs.”

A Grand Re-opening event for members will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Librarian & Archivist Trenton Carls will give tours of the new layout, discussing projects from the past year, displaying recent acquisitions, and sharing what is on the horizon for the CAM Library & Archives. There will be live music by local jazz musician Steve Lacey, light refreshments, and a small used book sale taking place in the atrium. The CAM Library Volunteer team will be on hand to discuss projects they have been working on and will answer any questions.

The public is invited to a Community Open House on Friday, Sept 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, Carls will be on hand to discuss the newly updated and reopened Library, showcasing recent acquisitions, walking visitors through recent digital exhibits and introducing many of the CAM Library Volunteers, without whom, none of this would be possible. On that day, there will be an encore  Community Conversations event with the CAM Librarian & Archivist at 1 p.m. to share changes and plans, and seek input from the community about how to make the CAM Library & Archives a welcome and useful resource to all. The Museum’s Librarian & Archivist Trenton Carls shared that, “This is the moment we have been looking forward to since last March. While we have been very fortunate to have had this past year to connect with the community virtually and by appointment, we are eager for everyone to come back in and enjoy this space and CAM’s incredible collections.”

For more information about the exhibit and other events happening at the Cape Ann Museum, visit

Annisquam Village Church to Host a 9/11 Memorial

In remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, the Annisquam Village Church at 820 Washington Street in Gloucester will be hosting a brief Memorial Service on the church lawn this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. This interfaith service will include prayer and reflection.  The church bells will ring at 8:46 a.m., to mark the moment that the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. All are welcome to attend.

For more information: please call the Annisquam Village Church at 978-281-0376.

Bravo By The Sea On Main Street

We noticed a new sign in the window of the former Larsen’s Shoe Store confirming that Bravo is coming to Main Street in Gloucester! There were a couple of guys sitting out front as I stopped to take the pictures. They commented that they understood there would be ice cream there too and that a November 1 opening date is planned. I can be patient until November, I guess……

Help Backyard Growers pursue the expansion of Burnham’s Field Community Garden

Cape Ann Community

It’s that time of year again! Normally, we would be gearing up to host our annual fundraiser, the Great Gloucester GrowDown.

First, the Bad News. We’ve made the tough decision to cancel this year’s GrowDown. We’ve been watching the spread of the Delta variant closely, and feel that this is the best choice for us and our community.

Now, the Good News. While we are not hosting a traditional in-person event, and we know people are pretty maxed out on all things virtual, you can still support our work and help us pursue the expansion of Burnham’s Field Community Garden with a $100 (un)GrowDown ticket purchase that gives you access to:

🌿 A chance to win an installed double-high 8’x4’ raised garden bed filled with Black Earth Compost OR 3 GrowBags, plus a planting plan by Backyard Growers’ founder and executive director, Lara Lepionka. We’re giving away 2!

🥕 The…

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