The spring issue of Gesta features the article “Integrated Pasts: Glencairn Museum and Hammond Castle,” co-authored by Jennifer Borland and Martha Easton.
In this piece, you will learn about two early twentieth-century American collectors of medieval art, Raymond Pitcairn and John Hays Hammond Jr., each of whom housed their collections in elaborate revivalist residences, inspired by medieval art and architecture.
ICMA at Hammond Castle in June 2018
On June 9, ICMA members will be treated to a special tour of Hammond Castle with Martha Easton and John Pettibone (former Director).
We will gather at the castle at 1:00pm. Martha will lead us on a tour of the building and grounds and after her formal presentation, she will be available to talk informally. (The castle closes at 4:00pm in order to prepare for a 6:00pm wedding, but we will have plenty of time.) Depending on interest, the group can continue the conversation over drinks or dinner in one of the many restaurants in the area.
Hammond Castle is in Gloucester, MA, about one hour north of Boston, accessible by car or commuter train (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) and taxi (from the train station).
The admission cost is $10. Participants will be responsible for their own accommodations and may wish to stay (or already reside) in Boston or in Gloucester, which is a tourist area and has many lodging options. Gloucester is the home of the oldest seaport and oldest art colony in America, and along with the charming towns of Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, is part of beautiful Cape Ann.
Space is limited to 30 attendees. Reserve a spot now! Please make your reservation by Wednesday, May 30 here: https://goo.gl/forms/JxRwoMSQu9uHD7Mo2
If you have questions, or want advice about lodging or coordinating travel with other attendees, please email Nina Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org