Colonial New England Christmas


Saturday Showcase presents a living history interpretation featuring George D. Chapman as he takes us back in time to 1776 New England. Mr. Chapman will portray Joseph Chapman, an 18th century resident of Campbell’s Gore in the Province of New Hampshire, telling of how he and his family celebrate Christmas. His presentation will be followed by an out of character discussion of how Christmas in Olde New England developed into our modern Christmas. Join us on December 9, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. for this free family event.

Introduced in September 2005, Saturday Showcase is designed to bring parents and children into the Museum to share enriching experiences. The focus is on the visual and performing arts, with strong ties to Cape Ann. Painters, musicians, dancers and storytellers are among the artists presenting this year’s programs. Audience members are invited to visit the Education Room and spend time in Museum galleries following each performance. Funding to support Saturday Showcase has been provided by the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation and the 1675 Foundation.

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: