Do you know who Edward Gorey is? Have you ever been to his house in Yarmouth Port? If not, then this is a MUST see on Cape Cod. The summer is the perfect time to explore this important part of Cape Cod history! They have 3 outstanding upcoming events this summer that we wanted to share with all you Cape Cod Moms! Read more below!
The Edward Gorey House celebrates and preserves the life and works of Edward Gorey, an American author, illustrator, playwright, set and costume designer. In honor of his legacy, The House, owned and lived in by Gorey himself, displays his diverse and extraordinary talents and reflects his distinct personality. The
House also honors Gorey's passion and concern for animals, raising awareness about local and national animal welfare issues. As a dedicated commemoration to Gorey, the House strives to educate and inspire its visitors, offering a unique introduction to Edward Gorey, the artist and person.
Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000), gave to the world over one hundred works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for innumerable theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway; a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times, and in books by some of the greatest authors from Charles Dickens to Edward Lear, Samuel Beckett, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Florence Heide and many others. His well known animated credits for the PBS Mystery series have introduced him to millions of television viewers. Gorey's masterful pen and ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world.
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Edward Gorey House:
8 Strawberry Lane
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts 02675
5th Annual Fantastagorey - A Children's Day Celebration
Saturday, August 3, 2013
A special one day children's event featuring fun Goreyesque activities for children all afternoon. We will have a number of things to enlighten and entertain kids including face painting, monster making, tarot reading and story time with a live reader who worked with Edward Gorey as an actor and can speak first hand about him.
Director and Curator, Rick Jones, who was a personal friend of Edward's will be on hand all afternoon to
answer any questions and share insights about Edward and the House where ever he can.
The Vinegar Works envelope art contest entry winners will be announced at 3:00pm. Winners need not be present to qualify but all entries must be in hand by July 31 at the close of the day.
Free refreshments will be served all afternoon and admission to the house for all ages is complimentary
The event is sponsored once again this year with generous support by the Lyndon Paul Lorusso Foundation
Free Fun Friday - Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation
Friday, August 16, 2013
The Edward Gorey House is participating in the 5th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 16th, 2013, they will open their
doors at no cost to visitors all day long. Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes 60 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Each Friday this summer, there will be six venues open for free. The program begins Friday, June
28th and runs through Friday, August 30th. For the full program schedule and to learn more about Free Fun Fridays, please visit: www.highlandstreet.org.
All Around the Common
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, Yarmouth New Church, Winslow Crocker House, and the Edward Gorey House will be welcoming visitors free of charge from 1:00-4:00 PM.
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