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Second Annual Cape Ann Museum COVID Memorial

Thursday, March 10

6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Community Programs

Downtown Campus, 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA

This program is free and open to the public.

Live-streamed on Facebook and Vimeo.

On March 10, 2020, the coronavirus pandemic forced the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to shut down and declare a state of emergency. To commemorate the community’s profound loss one year on, the Cape Ann Museum, in partnership with the City of Gloucester and LuminArtz, created a temporary art installation in March 2021 to pay tribute to those who died from the deadly virus—including, at the time, at least 45 people in Gloucester, 61 people from Cape Ann, and more than 2,200 people from Essex County. 

Now, a year later, the Cape Ann Museum and the City of Gloucester return for the Second Annual Cape Ann Museum COVID Memorial. The COVID-19 Pandemic has become a historic marker that will define a generation. Join the Museum, local artists, faith leaders, and city officials to mark this anniversary together and pay our respects to all the lives that have been lost and stories that have been irrevocably changed over the past two years.

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