Cape Ann Historical Museum free to Cape Ann residents during January

During the month of January, admission to the Cape Ann Historical Museum is free to all Cape Ann residents. Special exhibits through January 31 include: Visual Poetry: The Photographs of Lynn Swigart – more than 30 years of images created by photographer and master printmaker Swigart; Brush and Palette: Mayo Sorgman’s Cape Ann; and Artist John Coggeshall and the Coggeshall Camp, 1905-2005.

Guided tours of the Federal-style Captain Elias Davis House will be offered every Saturday during the month at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. sea shanties, ballads and children’s ditties from the 18th and 19th centuries will be performed by The Jolly Rogues, as part of the Saturday Showcase series. The Museum galleries are closed to the public during the month of February and reopen on Wednesday, March 1.

The Cape Ann Historical Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in downtown Gloucester. For more information please call (978) 283-0455 or visit the website at