Closing Gathering for the Legacy of the Family-Owned Fishing Vessel

Closing Gathering for the Legacy of the Family-Owned Fishing Vessel


3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Openings & Events

Downtown Campus, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA

Free and open to the public

Join the Cape Ann Museum for a closing gathering of the Legacy of the Family-Owned Fishing Vessel. This exhibition has been created with materials related to family-owned fishing vessels provided to the Museum by the community. During the gathering, Historian Justin Demetri of Maritime Gloucester will share a few remarks about the importance of the family-owned fishing vessel in the context of Gloucester’s maritime history.

In addition to the exhibition on the third floor, a display of archival material and paintings pertaining to the fishing industry of the mid-to-late-century as well as hundreds of photographs of the fleet by Peter Prybot and Leonard Parker will be out for viewing in the CAM Library & Archives. In the CAM Auditorium, over twenty oral histories collected during the exhibit will be on loop for visitors to enjoy. For those inspired to add to the oral histories, the Museum encourages visitors to participate in the story-collecting kiosk set up in the gallery and at home from their own computer or cellphone via this link. Stories collected will be preserved in the Museum’s archives for future generations. A few of these stories can already be viewed on our Vimeo page.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, September 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm for a chance to hear these stories, appreciate the artwork, and explore the important legacy of the family-owned commercial fishing vessel.

Thank you very much for participating in this exhibit and we hope to see you at the closing party!


The Entire Team at the Cape Ann Museum

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