Wicked Local: Cape Ann Museum connects its patrons with history

April 29, 2021

Who hasn’t had moments of self-examination during the past year?

“We had wonderful resources, and no way of sharing them,” says Cape Ann Museum’s director, Oliver Barker, recalling the time last spring when museums worldwide were forced to close. “Prior to the pandemic, we were analog,” he says. “We needed to find a way to use art, past and present, to engage people. We started by looking at what happened on Cape Ann in 1918.”


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