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Unboxing Dogtown – Presented by Leslie Bartlett

May 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Gloucester 400+ Lecture Series at Hammond Castle Museum

Unboxing Dogtown – Presented by Leslie Bartlett


Mr. Barlett will present artifacts unearthed from cellars in the historic Dogtown region of Gloucester and Rockport revealing much of what colonial life was like on Cape Ann.
The Dogtown artifact collection spans from the 1920s through to 2023.
“Unpacking Dogtown” will highlight: 
* The opening of a cigar box of artifacts for the first time. 
* A video never before shown of digging in a Dogtown cellar in the 1960s. 
* Paintings and graphics researched and revealed to the public for the first time.
* A map drawn by a high school student in the 1960s.


Join us for a new lecture series celebrating Gloucester’s rich culture and history.

Weekly on Tuesdays

May 9 through June 13th

6:00pm to 7:00pm.

Doors open at 5:40pm

Each 45 minute presentation will include a Q&A session with light refreshments available for purchase.


Full list of lectures in the series:

  • May 9: Indians Who Live Among Us – Presented by Maryellen Lepionka
  • May 16: Unboxing Dogtown – Presented by Les Bartlett
  • May 23From Fitz Henry Lane to the Future: a Brief History of the Fine Arts on Cape Ann – Presented by James A. Craig
  • May 30: Main Street & Downtown – presented by Beth Welin
  • June 6: From Beauport to Fenway Court: Five Houses at the Twilight of Gloucester’s ‘Gold Coast’ Era – Presented by Caleb McMurphy
  • June 13: The Folly Cove Designers and the Compelling Language of Pattern

Tickets are $10 per lecture or $50 if you purchase all six lectures in advance.  All Hammond Castle Museum Members  enjoy complimentary admission. 

Reserve Your Tickets for One Or All the Programs.


May 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hammond Castle Museum
(978) 283-2080
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Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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(978) 283-2080
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