The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum Presents:
The Evelina Goulart Symposium _ Managing a Ninety-Ton Historical Articfact
A Four-Part Symposium
On the 20th Anniversary of Bringing the Evelina M. Goulart Home
Produced by: Barry O’Brien
The Evelina M. Goulart, a fishing schooner built in at the A.D. Story Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts in 1927, is one of seven remaining Essex-built schooners in existence. Presented on March 4, 2010, April 1, 2010, April 29, 2010 and May 27, 2010, the EHSSM has assembled maritime experts and some of the scores of museum volunteers who helped to bring the Evelina M. Goulart home. Using the Evelina M. Goulart as an example, this symposium will investigate the importance of keeping history alive and the role of historical artifacts in the preservation and interpretation of history.
Part One: the Evelina M. Goulart, its’ history and place in the Northeast Fishing Industry
Thursday, March 4, 2010 7:00 pm _ 9:30 pm Barry O’Brien describes the goals, direction and intent of the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium; John Morris presents a historical perspective on the development of the Northeast fishing industry from days of the colonists to the present, setting the point at which trawling gave over to dragging. Justin Demetri, lead docent at EHSSM, presents the evolution of the transition vessel, the families who fished such vessels.
Part Two: The Evelina M. Goulart Comes Home
Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:00 pm _ 9:30 pm Barry O’Brien describes the goals, direction and intent of the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium; Showing of Paul Van Ness’ documentary on the return of the Goulart (abridged version); Discussion with Peter Souza, Brian Duffy, Kathy Groh Freuhauf, who, among many others, helped to plan for her arrival and then haul her.
Part Three: Entrusted with the Care of the Evelina M. Goulart
Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:00 pm _ 10:00 pm Barry O’Brien describes the goals, direction and intent of the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium; Discussion with David Brown, Harold Burnham, and Les Moore who helped to plan for display and interpretation of the vessel including a comprehensive overview of the acquisition, interpretation and display of the Goulart. Presentation of the 1997 Frank Lucido Tour of the Evelina Goulart Video (20 minutes). Discussion by David, Harold and Les discuss various plans over the year to better interpret the vessel. Harold talks about using the Goulart as the one tangible asset that ties to the 200 year history of shipbuilding on Cape Ann. He points out how that job is now complete.
Part Four: The Role of Preservation and the Evelina M. Goulart
Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:00 pm _ 10:00 pm Barry O’Brien describes the goals, direction and intent of the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium; Erik Ronnberg, Jr. talks about his documenting the vessel and the relevance of the Evelina M. Goulart as a historical artifact and ‘Chainsaw Archeology’ one way of preserving and interpreting historical artifacts; Dana C. Hewson, V.P. Watercraft Preservation and Programs, Mystic Seaport discusses his perspective on the role of Museums to preserve artifacts, and what Mystic has done in a variety of situations. Panel discussion led by Barry O’Brien on where we are: empanelled are Dana Hewson, Erik Ronnberg, Harold Burnham, David Brown.
Suggested donation for attending a single session is $10.00 or a suggested donation of $25.00 to attend all four sessions of the Goulart Symposium. Additional contributions to support the mission of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum will be gratefully accepted.
For more information on the Evelina M. Goulart Symposium, please contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main office at 978.768.7541
For a complete outline of the four symposium discussions and meetings, please see www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org. Click on the appropriate links.