Women’s History Month: Oral History Program

Cape Ann Museum and Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library Host

Oral History Program during Women’s History Month

The Cape Ann Museum and their partners the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library present a third oral history program. This program will focus on women working at the Cape Ann Manufacturing Co. (Mighty Mac) during the mid-twentieth century, one of the many light industries on Cape Ann. A panel discussion will be moderated by John Ronan, producer and host of The Writer’s Block on Cape Ann TV. The interview will take place on Saturday, March 8 at 2:00 pm in the Folly Cove Auditorium at the Museum.

This program is the final in a series of three Fireside Chats presented during the fall and winter of 2007/08. The purpose of these public programs is to aid in the preservation of the history of Cape Ann in the 20th century. These events will be filmed and recorded, and later broadcast on local access cable television. Films will be available for viewing at the Cape Ann Museum, and the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library. Funding for this project was provided by New England BioLabs.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents and seniors, $4.50 students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at: www.capeannmuseum.org.