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Middle Street Walk

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gloucester's Annual Middle Street Walk

Stroll on Gloucester’s historic Middle Street filled with free events featuring music, kids’ activities, tours of historic houses and museum exhibits, and more! Visit middlestreetwalk.org for more event details and activities.

10 am — Noon | Sawyer Free Library |Children’s Room: Children’s Nature Craft
Join children’s services and make some crafts inspired by nature as we celebrate the Middle Street Walk.

10 am —1 pm | Sawyer Free Library | Saunders House: 15-minute Tours of the W.P.A. Murals Lisa Mehlin, professional Conservator, will be leading 15-minute tours of the Saunders House murals. She will speak to both their history and the techniques she is using to restore them. Registration is required using Sawyer Free Library: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHwTdMLytqbMxkN1RWPIVtgx5iYpvvzKWZvgSlwMOtU_8Vg/viewform

10 am – 2 pm | Trinity Church | Outside on church lawn: Pop Up Church Fair Cookies, jams, shell wreaths, jewelry, and other crafts will be sold.

10 am – 3 pm | Cape Ann Thrift Shop (Trinity Church): Stocked for the Season

10 am – 5 pm | Sawyer Free Library | Mezzanine: Gingerbread House Contest
Rules listed on http://www.middlestreetwalk.org. Make sure you fill out an entry form when you drop off your entry at Sawyer Free Library Please register online at: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=SFL&curID=542973&CFID=30684236&CFTOKEN=a34138dc7cfefb5d-0FF8BD7E-D4AE-528A-5350E2771AC7AB39

10 am – 5 pm | Sawyer Free Library: Photo Exhibit Gloucester: Then and Now. Archival photographs from Sawyer Free Library and Cape Ann Museum are juxtaposed with current photos of identical spots on Middle Street. Come see what has changed and what remains the same.

10 am – 5 pm | Cape Ann Museum | Museum free to the public

10:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Sawyer Free Library: Steve Lacey Jazz Guitarist
Steve will be playing jazz standards from the early 20th century to accompany the historic exhibits at Middle Street Walk.

10:30 am – 2:30 pm | Cape Ann Museum: Folly Cove Designer-Stained Glass Project at CAM Studio

11 am – 4 pm | UU Church | Inside the Main Entrance: Free Hot Beverages

11:45 am – 1 pm | Watch for members of the Cape Ann Big Band Caroling!

Noon | UU Church: Building Tour

Noon | Sawyer Free Library | Mezzanine: Gingerbread House Contest Winners announced.

Noon – 1 pm: Temple Ahavat Achim: Hanukkah Talk

Noon – 1pm | Sawyer Free Library | Friend Room Visit with Curious Creatures
Join Curious Creatures as they introduce us to live animal friends! Learn about the natural world as Curious Creatures shares fascinating facts about animals and guides us as we meet them up close and personal. Fun and educational family event!

Noon – 2:00 pm | Sawyer Free Library | Main Entrance: Visit with Santa

Noon – 2:00 pm | CATA: Trolley rides with Cape Ann Museum Docents on Middle Street.
Meet on Warren Street in front of City Hall.

Noon – 4 pm Cape Ann Museum:1804 Captain Elias Davis House open and decorated for the season.

1PM | St. John’s Church: Children sing sounds of the season.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm| Cape Ann Museum: Susanna Natti reading her mother’s book, “The Magic Christmas Tree”.

2 pm| UU Church: Building Tour

2 pm – 2:30 pm | Trinity Church | Outside on Church Lawn: Join a lively Christmas Carol sing-along.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Cape Ann Museum:   Teen Block Printing Workshop

3 pm | UU Church: Building Tour

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Cape Ann Art Haven: Open House

4:30 pm |Police Station Plaza| Lobster Pot Tree Lighting


December 11, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Middle Street Walk