Lise Breen submits-


The Sargent House thanks everyone who helped create a magical day to appeal to Middle Street Walkers’ eyes, ears, and appetites.

The Sargent House Museum gives a huge cheer to Nathan Cohen and His Talented Rockport High School Student Chamber Music Players who regaled us with an extraordinary playlist.

The stellar performers included:
Isa Brisson, Aidan Flynn, Lydia Giangregorio   , Sayles Kasten , Nelson Pike, Soni Razdan, Emma Sekercan

Gloucester High School Sargent House intern Hannah St Cyr graciously greeted guests and revived their frosty fingers with hot mulled cider and homemade goodies—fresh baked muffins, anyone? Not a crumb remained.

None other than our own Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard performed as Judith in Jay Di Prima’s original production, “Mingling of Souls from Sorrow to Joy” at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Jay performed the part of Reverend John Murray, the love of Judith’s life. Judith led an appreciative audience back to the House to view John and Judith’s bedrooms and her rare writing closet.


Many thanks go to the volunteers who decorated the House with fresh greens. Eva DiLascio, Barbe Ennis, and Vicky Bennet showed off their artistry and skill.

The showcase designs on view throughout the House are rendered in ribbons, greens and berries, gilded shells and holly–often in unique containers–are for sale. Next year, stop by for special holiday events and pick out your own fresh wreath or centerpiece to help support the Sargent House!

Happy Holidays to all!

Credit must go, with pleasure, to Sharron Cohen for her photographs.





Harvest Fest at the Sargent House November 23rd

hflogocolor_copy_web.1Celebrate at the Sargent House

Saturday Nov. 23 from 10A-4P 10AM-12 Noon

Tour the Museum and see John Singer Sargent watercolors!

12 Noon

Meet the new Mrs. and be dazzled by the rich colors of Copley’s portrait of Judith Sargent Stevens as a new giclée print is unveiled.

12:30 PM

Hear about Judith Sargent Murray’s take on the American Revolution ranging from her aspirations for the New Republic to gossip about her neighbors.


Learn about Gloucester women during wartime from Mary Rhinelander McCarl as she describes “The Girl I Left Behind.”  RSVP at


Annual Meeting of Members   

All Day

Enjoy seasonal foods and cider with old friends and new during open hours.

Admission For All Events 

Members FREE – join that day (or in advance online) and enjoy free admission to the day’s events

Adults (over 12): $10

Families or groups of up to 6 people: $20

For more information please go to our website,

Mimi Braverman Guided Tour Sunday December 5th

Clipper Ship "Flying Cloud"

Clipper Ship "Flying Cloud" by H. Boucher 1915
Photo Courtesy MFA

Join in the Excitement of the New MFA

Local resident and noted MFA lecturer Mimi Braverman will lead a guided tour of the decorative arts, furniture and maritime galleries, drawing parallels between the collections at the MFA and those at Beauport, the Sargent House, the Cape Ann Museum and other Gloucester attractions.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00PM -2:30 PM

Meet at West Entrance opposite Garage

Price Per Person $125  Tickets must be purchased in advance

Tickets at

Questions:  Call 978-281-5801

Joseph Everett Chandler and The Restoration of The Sargent House Event Saturday Nov 6th

Judith Nast Writes In-

Hi Joey,
The Sargent House Museum would like to invite people to a lecture followed by refreshments and a tour of the museum tour this coming Saturday at  2pm at the Sawyer Library.  We’re delighted to have the wonderful author, Tim Orwig, talk about Joseph Chandler’s work in preserving the musuem in the early part of the 20th century.  Joseph Everett Chandler, preservationist and antiquarian, was a champion of Colonial Restoration, most often referred to as the Colonial Revival style. He believed architectural forms demonstrated values of their builders, and that a culture could not survive without preserving reminders of its origins and character.  After the lecture, we’ will walki over to the museum for refreshments and a tour.  You may have noticed that the Sargent House Museum is in the midst of an exterior restoration project.  Come see what it’s all about!  Get tickets online at
Thanks for your support and helping us get the word out!
Judith Nast


Cape Ann Weekend Picks From Your Boy Joey October 22

Here we go again

Cape Ann Restaurant Week-

Friday October 22

Cape Ann Restaurant Week Last Night Friday October 22

click the picture for all the details


Friday Night Under The Lights-

GHS football vs Peabody at Gloucester High School 7PM


Saturday October 23,2010

Essex Clamfest


Sargent House Museum Writing Closet Exhibit Thinktank


Sargent House Museum Ebay Auction

No, they aren’t planning to auction off the Sargent House Museum, but they are holding an Ebay auction to benefit the Sargent House Museum.

Click The Picture for the Sargent House Museum Slide Show
Click The Picture for the Sargent House Museum Slide Show

From Judith Nast-

The Sargent House Museum is running an auction on Ebay from June 19
through June 30.  Proceeds will go to the Sargent House’s conservation
and educational projects.  Please consider making a bid on some
wonderful items:  paintings, private tours, antique botanical prints,
sailing ’round trips, and more.

Here’s the link: