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The Evolution of Spiritual Communities Walking Tour

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Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant Street

Gloucester, MA 01930

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Churches of Gloucester: the Evolution of Spiritual Communities

In many ways, the history of Gloucester is reflected in the establishment of its churches. From the time of the earliest English settlers, the church was the center of community life, as a communal as well as a religious home. For nearly two hundred years, Cape Ann residents had only one choice in church denomination: Congregational. In a very short period of time during the first third of the 19th century, choices blossomed as Universalists, Unitarians, Baptists and Methodists found new homes on Cape Ann. Immigrants arriving in Cape Ann built churches as a way of finding home and connection with each other in a strange land. This tour will take participants to eight churches (or their former locations) as knowledgeable guides share the stories of those buildings, their people and the complex relationships among them.

Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.

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Image: Robert Stephenson (1935-2015), Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester, 1996, oil on canvas. Gift of Richard J. Stephenson and family, 2016. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. [Accession # 2016.056]

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