Due to problems at the local post office, a mailing about next week’s exciting Historical Society Program has yet to be delivered.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but encourage you to read the attachment which describes the event. “The Beauport Anthology” will be held at the Manchester Masonic Hall on Wednesday, February 2nd. The program starts promptly at 7:00 PM and lasts an hour. There will be no refreshments served at this event.  The program features a large cast of professional actors portraying significant figures from North   Shore history. This program will prove of interest to all ages and family attendance is encouraged. Please contact the Historical Society office to make reservations. The program is open to the entire community and there is no charge for attendance.  Thanks. Stephanie East

North Shore Historical Figures On Stage

At Free Performance, Weds. February 2nd

The public is invited to enjoy a free performance of The Beauport Anthology at the Masonic Hall, Wednesday, February 2. Sponsored by the Manchester Historical Society, the program features a series of dramatic monologues by a costumed cast of professional and community actors. These portrayals provide a fascinating and entertaining look at some of the men and women who played significant roles not only in the history of Gloucester, but the entire North Shore as well.

Among the better known characters you’ll meet is fisherman Howard Blackburn whose dramatic story is recounted in a separate article elsewhere in this issue. Other characters portrayed in the next week’s performance include famous artist Fitz Henry Lane, women’s rights advocate Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, Chief Masconomo, and assorted former residents of Gloucester’s mysterious Dogtown.

The Beauport Anthology will prove of interest to all ages and family attendance is encouraged. The program opens promptly at 7:00 PM and lasts an hour. Seating is limited so reservations are required. To reserve your seats or to get more information, please call the Historical Society business office, 978-526-7230 or email manchesterhistorical@verizon.com