Historical Commission 2019 Gloucester Preservation Awards | Ceremony May 19th at Cape Ann Museum

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Gloucester Historical Commission annual awards ceremony takes place at Cape Ann Museum

The 2019 Gloucester Preservation Awards
Press Release from the Gloucester Historical Commission

The Gloucester Historical Commission invites the public to attend the annual 2019 Preservation Awards ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2 to 4 pm at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St. in Gloucester. The event features a slide show of winning projects and comments by recipients.

May is National Historic Preservation Month, and each year the Historical Commission recognizes outstanding cultural heritage preservation, restoration, and education projects.

This year’s award recipients are:

Bryan Melanson
Restoration & Rehabilitation, for his cooperation and responsiveness as a developer to historic preservation on the Back Shore.

Ross Burton & Lanesville Community CenterRestoration & Rehabilitation, for their reconstruction of Virginia Lee Burton’s writing cottage.

Lillian Olmsted Stewardship, for her research and vigilance as a citizen seeking to preserve the historic character of her neighborhood.

Magnolia Historical SocietyAdaptive Reuse, for the rehabilitation of the Blynman School as their headquarters and a local history museum.

Bernadette Fendrock & Alan D’AndreaRestoration & Rehabilitation, for restoration of an architecturally significant house at 24 Beach Rd.

1623 Studios Education & Outreach, for their programming on the history and historic preservation of Gloucester and Cape Ann.

Manship Artists Residency + StudiosAdaptive Reuse, for their rehabilitation of the Paul Manship estate as working space for artists and sculptors.

James Ryan Preserving Gloucester History, for his annotated hand-drawn maps of Cape Ann’s granite quarries and neighborhoods.

Richard & Kathy Clark Stewardship, for their faithful volunteer efforts on the restoration of the Civil War-era Clark Cemetery.

Annisquam Yacht Club Restoration and Rehabilitation, for their extensive rehabilitation of a historically significant recreational facility.

Meetinghouse Foundation
Education and Outreach, for its cultural programs and collaborative preservation of a historic church building.

Appreciation Award for Individual Lifetime Achievement– To be announced.

Certificates are awarded based on the following criteria:
Preserved neighborhood history through research, writing, or art

  • Preserved a property that is historically significant in age, style, or use.
  • Restored using traditional materials or methods.
  • Preserved historical integrity or appearance.
  • Protected from present threat or future harm.
  • Completed project within the past two years.
  • Accomplished by individual, family, group, or company, or through community advocacy or fundraising

Award categories include the following.

  • Archaeology
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Stewardship
  • Education and outreach
  • Landscape preservation
  • Restoration and rehabilitation
  • Local preservationist
  • Individual lifetime achievement
  • Documentation of Gloucester’s history

Lessons On the Water Part 2: $100 sailing PLUS call to artists

Winslow Homer, Sailing out of Gloucester Harbor, 1880, Yale



Sign up for $100 per week blocks of morning lessons. Sail GHS leaves from Maritime Gloucester, Monday – Friday, from 8AM-11-11:30ish AM. The program targets middle schoolers through high school age. Participants should be able to swim, wear closed toe footwear, sunscreen, and bring a water.

Rob Bent provided the distinctive t-shirts. They’re ‘foresail’ $15 to help fund the Sail GHS program. Does anyone have a photograph of the sail club from the Horribles parade for them to replace this one?

Sail GHS


Artists interested in live sketching from these sail times can email  me. Sail GHS is on Facebook.


Thanks to Sail GHS board member Hilary Frye and congratulations on her new book of poetry!


Additional Gloucester sailing lessons

YMCA sailing (see prior post)

Annisquam Yacht Club junior sailing

Eastern Point  junior sailing

Community Stuff 6/28/13

The Annisquam Yacht Club Sailing and Tennis Program have spots open for this year’s summer programs!


The AYC STP is a non profit summer sailing, tennis and swimming program for boys and girls aged 8 to 15. Our program is run in cooperation with the Annisquam Yacht Club in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  We teach sailing and tennis at all levels as well as basic swimming and water safety. The program runs four consecutive two-week sessions from June 24th -August 16th. Our next open session begins July 8th. For more information and applications please visit our website, http://www.annisquamyc.org and click on the ‘Junior Program’ tab.  If you have any questions, please contact Joe Maher, Program Director at squampd@yahoo.com, or call the club at 978 283 4507

Good morning Joey–
Would you post info on GoodMorningGloucester about the GSF Youth-on-Water program?
Info is available at: http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/?p=324
The application is available at: http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/doc/13-YouthApplication.pdf
The deadline for youth organizations to apply is August 1.

Youth On Water
With an eye toward the future, as well as the past, the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee is seeking to support programs that involve young people on Cape Ann. This past year, the Committee chose to institutionalize the educational component of the Festival by providing opportunities for kids to sail on the participating schooners, as well as offering financial support to local programs that put Cape Ann kids on the water throughout the year.  Specifically, the Committee selected two organizations that foster greater knowledge and appreciation of Cape Ann’s coastal waters by providing opportunities for young people to sail, row or otherwise become immersed in our ocean environment. Two grants of $1,500 were awarded in 2012. Leading up to this year’s Festival, we will again raise funds, beyond the costs of producing the Gloucester Schooner Festival weekend, and offer similar support to youth-on-the-water organizations to be used in their 2014 season. To apply for these funds, please complete the attached application and submit by August 1, 2013.

Thanks very much!!
Tracy Arabian
Gloucester Schooner Festival

Joe, can you please post this.  I am trying to start a Featured Tee of the Week at the Weathervane. Here is the first one. I promise that they all will be unique.

New to the Weathervane this year.  Wicked Pissah tee shirts, a true Gloucester shirt.  Comes in Navy Blue and Forrest Green, sizes S- M- L- XL $18.95  2XL $21.95

The Weathervane has the best selection of Gloucester clothing for children and adults in town.  Check us out.  Sale going on everyday:  buy 1 tee at regular price, buy 2 tees get 10% off on each by 3 or more tees get 20% off on all. 


Joseph A. Ciolino

The Weathervane


Mary Fahey reports-

Hey there!  The sign on washington st in lanesville warning of pleasant dreams ahead is gone!!!!!!  Any insight!