Live blogging: In Their Own Words- Henry Sleeper and Halfdan Hanson Build Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. Cape Ann Museum and Historic New England special tour!

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We are on this incredible tour at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House.  Descendants of both Sleeper and Hanson are here! This special programming duet was brought together by two Gloucester institutions, the Cape Ann Museum in collaboration with Historic New England’s Beauport property, inspired by the Cape Ann Museum’s Design/Build exhibition.

Lorna Condon, senior curator of Historic New England’s Library and Archives, is leading the tour. Martha Van Koevering is the Site Manager for the Beauport Sleeper-McCann House.

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Stephen Bridges, Martha Van Koevering, Lorna Condon

From Historic New England:

“The voices of Henry Davis Sleeper and his architect, Halfdan Hanson, survive in their letters, offering a glimpse into each writer’s private thoughts and inspirations. Find out what Sleeper and Hanson’s correspondence tells us about their relationship and how they worked together to build Beauport.” – Historic New England

 

From Cape Ann Museum:

Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects

June 4 to October 9, 2016
This exhibition explores the work of Phillips & Holloran, one of Cape Ann’s most successful architectural firms, in business from 1894 through the 1960s.

 

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