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Cape Ann Museum Virtual Book Club

The Museum's virtual book club meets via ZOOM on the first Thursday of the month beginning in October 2022 and running through June 2023.

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About this event

A Museum docent and staff member will participate to facilitate discussion, to allow for a flow of ideas, provide connections to the collections and history of Cape Ann, and to suggest talking points if needed. The meeting dates and the book selection for each date appear below. 2022–2023 CAM Book Club selections were chosen for their subject matter, scholarship and/or insight into the history of Cape Ann.

This program is free for CAM members. Reservations are required and are for the entirety of the October to May program.


2022-2023 CAM Book Club Selections

  • October 6, 2022 - White-Tipped Orange Masts: The Gloucester Dragger Fleet That Is No More by Peter K. Prybot.
  • November 3, 2022 - Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England by William Cronon.
  • December 1, 2022 - Folly Cove Sketches: Remembering Virginia Lee Burton by June Vail.
  • January 5, 2023 - Gloucester Encounters: Essays on the Cultural History of the City 1623-2023. Edited by Martin Ray. Available for pre-order soon.
  • February 2, 2023 - Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England by Jared Ross Hardesty.
  • March 2, 2023 - Vigil Harbor: A Novel by Julia Glass.
  • April 6, 2023 - Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England’s Stone Walls by Robert Thorson.
  • May 4, 2023- Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography by Gail Levin. [Part One]
  • June 1, 2023 - Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography by Gail Levin. [Part Two]