Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Cape Ann Historical Association

  • Gloucester, MA
  • www.capeannmuseum.org

Mission Statement

To foster an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and, to encourage community involvement with its programs and holdings. In all its activities, the museum emphasizes the highest standards of quality.

Main Programs

  1. Saturday Showcase
  2. Young at Art for Headstart
Service Areas

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National

The Cape Ann Museum's online Fitz Henry Lane catalogue raisonne enables people world-wide to share in the Museum's art and historical artifact collection and to delve into its archives. While we are strongly linked to the Cape Ann community, year round visitors come from all over the world and range from children from local schools to national scholars to the general public, representing all ages, nationalities and economic backgrounds.

ruling year

1945

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Ms Ronda Faloon

Keywords

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finest small museum in America; cape ann/cape america; CAM; leader in community collaboration

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Also Known As

Cape Ann Museum

EIN

04-2143545

 Number

2422028940

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Completing our first full year of operation since a year-long renovation, we continue to think about keeping members engaged, staying relevant to our communities, caring for our collection, remaining financially stable and fulfilling our goal to be one of the best small museums in the country. During construction and renovation (2013-2014), dedicated space was built to house the first order Fresnel lens from Thachers Island and reuniting the lens and its original base in a permanent installation. 2015 marked the 7th year that the Museum's White-Ellery House, a first period home listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, served as a backdrop for a series of contemporary art installations. "John Sloan, Gloucester Days" opened as the Summer 2015 special exhibit, gathering 30 works from around the country to compliment the Museum's five paintings from its collection. A series of three lectures were planned to showcase the exhibit, which has received wide acclaim of the tribute to Sloan's love affair with Cape Ann one hundred years ago and the legacy of artists and writers who followed him to our area over the years. In November, 2015, "Fitz Henry Lane" Raisonne will debut as an online collection of his work, for educators and students from around the world to delve in to the complete catalogue of the works of this preeminent artist from Gloucester. It will serve as a site for researchers to learn more about New England life in the mid-nineteenth century, when the sea provided the commerce in sustenance and trade for a burgeoning society. 2016 will find the Board embarking on an update of the Strategic Plan, implantation of a Planned Giving program; the Catalina Davis Legacy Society and enhancement of various educational programs.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Saturday Showcase

The Museum's Saturday Showcase turns the spotlight on performing art, history and culture for the whole family. The day begins with a thematice presentation in our Auditorium, outdoor sculpture park and garden, and even in our historic White-Ellery House. The program is supplemented with drop-in art and history activities in the Activity Center. No reservations are required

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$7,000.00

Program 2

Young at Art for Headstart

This program is a multi-visit museum program for pre-school children enrolled in Cape Ann Head Start programs through Pathways for Children, a leader in early education and care programs in MA. This enriching program promotes visual and verbal literacy by involving children in the Cape Ann Museum through gallery tours, stories and hands-on-activities that connect the children to the Museum's collections. Currently we serve ten classrooms with a total of 190 students. The program has expanded to include teacher enrichment classes for Head Start teachers.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$12,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Cape Ann Museum's online Fitz Henry Lane catalogue raisonne enables people world-wide to share in the Museum's art and historical artifact collection and to delve into its archives. While we are strongly linked to the Cape Ann community, year round visitors come from all over the world and range from children from local schools to national scholars to the general public, representing all ages, nationalities and economic backgrounds.

Funding Needs

Raising funds for the endowment will help with future growth by adding funds to the operating budget. Hosting major special exhibits every two years incurs expense in installation, production of quality catalogues, security and publicity. Lecture programs incur speaker and travel expenses. Continual renovation of the White-Ellery House has a budget of $40,000-$200,000 for this 1st Period Home built in 1710. A major effort in collaborating with other local non-profits in enhancing information and accessibility to the history of Maritime arts and fishing on Cape Ann will continue. The Collections Committee continually meets to review pertinent works of art to be added to the collection, while determining a budget for preservation of artwork, frames and other articles from the Museum's collection.

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CAPE ANN MUSEUM INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Cape Ann Historical Association

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms Ronda Faloon

BIO

Served as assistant director of the Cape Ann Museum from 2004 - 2006. Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives from Simmons College.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Cape Ann Museum's distinctive activities include: Collecting, preserving, interperting and making available to the public, Cape Ann's art, history and culture, utilizing its 44,000 sq. ft. facility - which includes galleries, an auditorium, library/archives, a children's room - two sculpture gardens and two historic homes; Introducing more than 20,000 local, nation and international vistors to the Cape Ann story annually - and welcoming more than 9,000 adults, school children and families from our communities to learn about Cape Ann's rich history each year through quality programs, exhibitions and publications; Supporting Cape Ann's cultural community by celebrating local visual, literary and performance artists through exhibitions, installations, readings and performances; Supporting scholarship through research, exhibitions and publications; Collaborating with more than 30 civic and cultural institutions each year to offer a wide-range of community-based programs; Contributing to the local economy as a major cultural center on Boston's North Shore."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr John Cunningham

Cunningham & Cunningham LLC

Term: June 2012 - June 2014

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