Cape Ann Historical Museum offers two programs for Sails and Trails Weekend



Cape Ann Historical Museum offers two programs for Sails and Trails Weekend

The Cape Ann Historical Museum, in conjunction with the Essex National Heritage Commission’s Trails and Sails program, will sponsor two special programs on Saturday, September 23, 2006. Follow the Steps of Fitz Henry Lane, a tour devoted to the artist Fitz Henry Lane, will take place from 10:30 am to 12:00 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Lane painted in the Luminist style and is considered one of America’s greatest maritime painters. View the nation’s largest collection of his paintings and drawings at the Museum then take part in a walking tour to Harbor Loop to see his home and the picturesque Gloucester waterfront which inspired his art. The second program, Ships Ahoy! The Intricate Art of Ship Model Making, will highlight the Museum’s collection of ship models. A demonstration and talk presented by the Cape Ann Ship Modeler’s Guild will take place at the Museum from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Both programs are free and open to the public. The tour size is limited.

The Cape Ann Historical Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays and on major holidays. Admission is $6.50 adults, $6.00 seniors, $4.50 students, children under 6 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.capeannhistoricalmuseum.org.