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Make the most of the month of December by marking your calendars for these festive events at Gloucester’s Cape Ann Museum—from workshops and interactive story time for children to holiday open houses. You can even get some shopping done, too, for that special art lover in your life.


Young at Art Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 14, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

On the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., parents and caregivers are invited to bring toddlers to the museum for interactive story time and art activities. Each program focuses on a theme drawn from the art, history, and culture of Cape Ann. Recommended for children ages four and younger with an adult. Free with museum admission. To register please email Kirsten Vega or call 978-283-0455 x16.



A Members’ Holiday Toast

Tuesday, December 19, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

A special invitation for CAM members

Ring in the holidays and raise a glass in honor of Fitz Henry Lane on the 213th anniversary of his birth! Join the museum for sparkling wines and waters paired with sweet and savory treats. All galleries will be open late. Plus, enjoy an extra 10 percent off in the museum shop. CAM members, RSVP here. Not a member? Join or renew here. Please call (978) 283-0455 x10 or email with questions.



School Vacation Week Printing Workshop with Art Haven

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, December 27 – 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Learn to print like the Folly Cove Designers and other Cape Ann printmakers in a three-day school vacation workshop, taught by Art Haven and Cape Ann Museum educators. Hands-on projects at Art Haven follow daily gallery lessons at Cape Ann Museum for an immersive learning experience. Print projects will be exhibited in the CAM Activity Center in January, with a party for families of participants. Recommended for students in grades 1-6. Sessions run 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily with a break for lunch. $130 for the week; scholarships available. Register online at or call Art Haven at (978) 283-3888.




The Dotty Brown Annual Fund was named in honor of CAM friend, longstanding board member and benefactor, Dotty Brown (1923-2014). For more than 25 years, Dotty made significant contributions to the Cape Ann Museum’s Annual Fund. She understood that membership revenue and endowment income do not cover the total costs associated with operating a nonprofit such as the museum. The museum hopes that Dotty’s example will inspire others to contribute. Your gift to this year’s Annual Fund will make an enormous difference to the museum, its programs, and the communities it serves.

Donate to the 2017 annual fund here.




Shop hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00. 

There is no admission necessary to visit the Shop – stop in at your leisure!

Come see what’s new in the Museum Shop this year! Find CAM exclusives like this gorgeous wrapping paper with the historic wallpaper patterns used in the 1804 Captain Davis House, a fun moon calendar featuring Lee Natti’s Hootenanny design for the Folly Cove Designers, and a lovely little needlepoint sampler custom made by CAM docent Trudi Olivetti.



Or, consider giving a CAM Membership, a gift that lasts all year, never goes out of style, and is sure to fit!

Don’t forget: CAM Members take 10-20 percent off. Join or renew today and start taking advantage of your member discount.