Cape Ann Community Links

Museums, youth groups, art associations, community groups, links to maritime and historical information - all things Cape Ann!  Send suggestions for links to:

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Arts on Cape Ann ~ artists, galleries, associations, theatre, dance, music
Community ~ Youth, sports, seniors, fisheries, social, agricultural
Environment, Science, Nature, Weather
Health, Human and Animal Services
History, Geography, Geology - Local and Maritime
Museums, Parks & Special Places

Arts on Cape Ann ~ artists, galleries, associations, theatre, dance, symphony (top)
Nubar Alexanian
American Storyboard ~ non-profit company produces documentary videos, including a documentary on the schooner Adventure.
ArtsGloucester -  A cultural space on-line
Geoffrey Bayliss
Cape Ann Artisans
Cape Ann Art Haven - Drawing the best of the community.
Cape Ann Community Cinema
Cape Ann Symphony  Dedicated to the joy of music. 
Gloucester Stage Company
Granite Shore Gallery
Robert Gruppé
Joy Halsted
Iron Works of Art/Chris Williams Sculpture
Local Colors Cooperative Gallery
Music at Eden's Edge
David Benjamin Music - Contains information about about music programs and concerts produced by David Benjamin.  Includes a schedule for the concerts at the Stage Fort Park Bandstand.
C.W. Mundy
North Shore Arts Association
Rockport Art Association
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Rockport Legion Band
Rocky Neck Art Colony
John J. Ronan ~ poet, teacher, and journalist, award-winning script writer, children's author, and producer/host of  "The Writer's Block with John Ronan".
Dana Salvo:  Mother of Grace: An Exhibition of Gloucester Photographs
Kate Somers
Carol StJohn
Paul Strisik
Marilyn Swift ~ watercolors~
John Terelak
Robert E. Viau
Anna Vojtech
Wenniger Gallery
Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Community - Youth, sports, seniors, fisheries, social, agricultural (top)
Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund
Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association

Cape Ann Farmers' Market
Cape Ann Figure Skating Club ~ Lessons and programs for all ages (tots to adults) and all skill levels.
Cape Ann Forum ~ an independent, non-partisan community organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of local, national and international issues.
Cape Ann Sportsman's Club
Cape Ann Time Bank
Cape Ann YMCA
Cape Ann Youth Basketball ~ Cape Ann Boys Youth Basketball Travel League
Fishermen Youth Soccer  Registration info, schedules.
Gloucester Education Foundation
Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association (GFWA)  Information about the organization's many different activities and interests.
Gloucester Fund ~ A non-profit umbrella group serving grass-roots organizations in civic, cultural, educational, athletic, or other benevolent purposes or activities.
Gloucester Gig Rowers
Gloucester International Dory Racing   Race results and more.
Gloucester WWII Veterans Memorial - Support the effort to create a memorial for Gloucester's WWII veterans. There is also contact information if you have a story to tell or if you would like to provide additional information about local WWII veterans.
Northeast Harvest  Your source for the freshest produce in Essex County. Support Essex County Agriculture.
"On the Cove" ~ a diary of living on Lanes Cove, a small cove in the Lanesville area of Gloucester Massaschusetts.
Rockport LIttle League   Providing baseball and softball for the boys and girls of Rockport
Rotary Club of Gloucester
Rotary Club of Rockport
St. Peter's Fiesta

Environment, Science, Nature, Weather (top)
Cape Ann Vernal Ponds  The Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team was established and began locating and certifying vernal ponds in 1990 as a joint venture with the New England Herpetological Society.
Comet Hale-Bopp - Field image from Halibut Point
Gloucester Area Astronomy Club ~ The club meets at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of the month, at St Paul Lutheran Church in Lanesville.
The Great Marsh - A coastal treasure in our backyard.
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary  Up-to-date, reliable and official information on the resources, history, research activities, education programs and management of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Whale Center of New England  Regular Gloucester seal sighting updates, winter stranding reports, facts and photos.

Health, Human and Animal Services (top)
Action, Inc.   Providing Human Services for Greater Cape Ann since 1965. Serving Gloucester, Ipswich, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea.
Cape Ann Animal Aid   Pet List, Wish List, News and Events
Cape Ann Food Pantry/Open Door - Feeding the hungry of Cape Ann since 1978
Grace Center of Gloucester - providing a safe day space
Help for Abused Women and Their Children (HAWC)   Services, volunteer opportunites, wish list.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911 NOW! Our 24-hour hotline number is 1-800-547-1649.
Pathways for Children (Child Development Programs of  Cape Ann)
SeniorCare, Inc.  Provides and coordinates services to elders, enabling them to live independently at home and remain part of their community.
Veterans' Services, Gloucester Office ~ News and information for and about Cape Ann's Military Personnel.
Women, Infant and Children Nutrition Program -  Northern Essex WIC

History, Geography, Geology - Local and Maritime (top)
Babson Boulders  Learn about these inscribed rocks in Dogtown.
Essex National Heritage Area "There's More to Explore"
Gloucester Fire Department History - Serving Gloucester since 1831
The Gloucester Guide Stroll through time with excerpts from one of Joe Garland's Gloucester history books.
The Waterfront ~ an archived set of Chapters from The Gloucester Guide focusing on Gloucester's waterfront
History of the Shute & Merchant Company, Gloucester, MA   Now has pages with stereoviews, fishing industry and harbor photos, vintage magazine articles about the quarries, etc. and now one section related to the genealogy of the Shutes and Merchants of Gloucester Mass.
Mason Walton, The Hermit of Gloucester ~ article at
Phyllis A Marine Association
Out of Gloucester This site is dedicated to the thousands of men who have fished out of the port of Gloucester and their stories.
Vintage Rockport  Rockport, Mass., as seen in vintage postcards

Museums, Parks & Special Places (top)
Atlantic Path - Interpreter's Notes (Halibut Point State Park Blog)
James Babson Museum ~ Route 127/Main Street, Rockport, MA
The museum was originally built in 1658 and operated as a cooperage by James Babson.  In addition to the buildings importance as a historical structure, the museum provides an overview of the important trade of barrel making with tools from the era exhibited. The museum is operated under the custody of the Babson Historical Association.
The museum is open during the months July and August, Tuesday through Sunday, with the hours of 2pm-5pm.  There is no admission fee to the museum.
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House
Cape Ann Museum  Art exhibits, research library and archives.
Cogswell's Grant ~ 18th-century farmhouse in Essex
Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary - Mass. Audubon
Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum Preserving the history of Essex and the town's shipbuilding industry.
Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites  A site dedicated to photos of Good Harbor Beach.
Halibut Point State Park Blog
Halibut Point State Park -  Mass DEM site - includes a self-guided walking tour brochure, printable pdf file.
Hammond Castle Museum  Includes events and photos in addition to great information about John Hays Hammond.
Maritime Gloucester
New England Lighthouses   The home page of a virtual guide of N.E. Lighthouses. Specific Cape Ann lighthouse pages:

Annisquam Light
Eastern Point Light
Straitsmouth Island Light
Ten Pound Island Light
Thatcher Island Twin Lights

The Paper House
Ravenswood Park  Download pdf map at this Trustees of Reservations site
Sargent House Museum  Built in 1782 for Judith Sargent Murray
Sandy Bay Historical Society & Museums
Schooner Adventure  History, stories, education.
Thatcher Island Association   Thacher Island Association supports and encourages historic preservation and restoration of the structures on the Island.
The Trustees of Reservations - Conserving the Massachusetts Landscape

News (top)
Cape Ann Beacon
Cape Ann League Scores ~ Your Source for Cape Ann League Scores and Standings
Gloucester Daily Times
MSOnewsports - Local sports coverage and news from Rick Moore

Reference and Libraries (top)
Burnham Library, Essex
North of Boston Library Exchange  Search libraries in nearby towns for that book you can't find. Lots of interesting links, too.
Rockport Public Library
Sawyer Free Library , Gloucester