Lecture Transcript: https://bit.ly/3fQxpcL
Learn about the early history of the Cape Ann area with this video that features a lecture offered at the Cape Ann Museum in collaboration with The Trustees of Reservations. Historian and archaeologist Electa Kane Tritsch begins by tracking the inhabitation of the Gloucester peninsula from early Native American activity to subsequent European colonization. Drawing upon old maps and legal documents, she then extends this timeline for the Freshwater Cove area through to the present, including Gloucester native and philanthropist Samuel Elwell Sawyer, who acquired and then donated the 205 acres that formed the basis of Ravenswood Park upon his death in 1889. Since that time, The Trustees have expanded and maintained this naturalist’s haven for the study and enjoyment of visitors from both near and far.
Subject List: William Champlain, Freshwater Cove, Richard Varrell, Old Salem Road, Samuel Elwell Sawyer, Ravenswood Park, Mason Walton, The Trustees of Reservations, Electa Kane Tritsch