Special Event: “Judith Speaks” at the Sargent House Museum.
Held May 16th, 2013; 5:30-7PM
At our second annual “Judith Speaks” event, Gloucester volunteers read excerpts from Judith Sargent Murray’s inspiring writings on marriage, parenting, equality, justice, and even vaccinations.
Following the readings was a sneak-peak tour of the Museum, and refreshments.
QUEST MOBILE SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST
Thanks to everyone who voted for the Museum so that we might have a chance to win a “Quest Mobile Scavenger Hunt” for our interpretive program. We will keep you updated once we receive any news. Thanks!
SHM Spring Lecture: “Ornaments of the Mind: Needlework and a New England Girl’s Education”
April 14, 2013, 2pm
On April 14, 2013, a recent donation to the Museum of a needlework picture depicting Cornelia and her children, the Gracchi, was unveiled following a lecture by Laura Johnson, Associate Curator at Historic New England. The needlepoint was completed by Judith Sargent Murray’s daughter, Julia Maria, and her cousin Anna Williams. Read more about “Ornaments of the Mind” here.
Though the needlework is now installed in Judith’s bedroom at the Museum, the piece needs reframing and conservation. It is backed with brown paper that is tearing and backed by cardboard. It needs to be reframed with archival materials. When it is removed from its frame, the need for conservation will be clearer. If you’d like to be a part of preserving this exquisite example of women’s history, please make a donation by sending a check to the Sargent House Museum at 49 Middle St., Gloucester MA 01930. All gifts are tax-deductible.