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Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann before 1900
March 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm EDT$10 – $12
The first major archival exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum, Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann before 1900, will showcase the documentary holdings of eight institutions, ranging in size from the Cape Ann Museum to small, neighborhood historical societies. Lenders to this exhibition include Annisquam Historical Society, Cape Ann Museum, Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, Essex Town Hall, Gloucester’s City Hall, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, Manchester Historical Museum, Sargent House Museum, and Sandy Bay Historical Society and Museums. The materials span from Native American life on Cape Ann, through the first European settlers in the 1640s, to the introduction of the railroad and other forms of mass transportation during the mid 19th century.