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  Sunday
December 7, 2014

Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll Open House


12noon to 4pm

Make the Edward Gorey House part of your rounds as you visit Yarmouth Port's museums, B&Bs, inns, and businesses all along the Old Kings Highway (6A). The village will be alive with decorations, tasty treats, costumed performers and music of the season.

Festivities end with caroling and the tree-lighting on the Village Common at 4:15 PM. (The Edward Gorey House will be open 12 noon to 4pm.)


Past Events

 

Sunday
Nov 2, 2014

 

E' is for Elephants, The Etchings of Edward Gorey

September 23rd to Nov 2nd at University Art Gallery, 715 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA. 02740

The Gallery is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Sept. 23 through Nov. 2.  October 9th: Reception, 6-8 p.m. which will include comments by Curator James Edwards, a lecture, "The Strange World of Edward Gorey," by Professor Memory Holloway at 7 p.m., and a rough-cut screening of "The Last Days of Edward Gorey," a documentary by Cape Cod photographer Christopher Seufert, 8 to 10 p.m.

UMass E' is for Elephants, The Etchings of Edward Gorey

Friday
October 24, 2014

 

The Edward Gorey Halloween Envelope Art Contest

The Edward Gorey House invites all artists around the world ages 18 and younger to submit original artwork for its 2014 Envelope Art contest. There is no entry fee though artists can only submit one entry to the contest per year. Deadline is October 24th, 2014. Download our gallery of this year's winners and selected envelope entries: Envelope Art Contest

Sunday
September 7, 2014

 

All Around the Common Open House

Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, Yarmouth New Church, Winslow Crocker House and the Edward Gorey House welcome visitors free of charge from 1:00-4:00 pm. Historical Society of Old Yarmouth

Saturday
August 2, 2014

 

6th Annual Fantastagorey

A special one day children's event featuring fun activities for children all afternoon. A number of things to enlighten and entertain kids including face painting, monster making, tarot reading and story time conducted by friends of Edward Gorey.

Firday
July 4, 2014

 

Free Fun Fridays

The Edward Gorey House again participates in the 6th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. A record-breaking 66 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts are participating in this year's event. The Edward Gorey House will be open at no cost to visitors all day long. Free Fun Fridays is a state-wide program that begins Friday, June 27th and runs through Friday, August 29th.

For the full program schedule and to learn more, please visit: Highland Street Foundation

Sunday
December 8, 2013

 

Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll Open House

Visit the museum, bed and breakfasts, inns and businesses along the Old Kings Highway as they welcome you with decorations, tasty treats and music of the season.

Festivities end with Caroling and the Tree-lighting on the Village Common at 4:15 pm. Note: Edward Gorey House open 12 noon to 4pm.

Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll and Open House

Sunday
Sept 22, 2013

 

All Around the Common Open House

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. 

All Around the Common Open House

Saturday
August 16, 2013

 

Highland Street Foundation Fun Free Fridays

The Edward Gorey House is participating in the 5th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. On Friday, August 16, 2013, the Edward Gorey House will open its 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. 

 

Saturday
August 3, 2013

 

5th Annual Fantastagorey

A special one day children's event featuring fun activities for children all afternoon. 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.

 

Sunday
December 4, 2012

 

Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll Open House

Visit the museums, bed and breakfasts, inns, and businesses along the Old Kings Highway as they welcome you with decorations, tasty treats, and music of the season. 

Festivities end with caroling and the tree-lighting on the Village Common at 4:15 PM. note: Edward Gorey House open 12 noon to 4pm.

 

Sunday
September 16, 2012

"All Around the Common" Open House

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. 

note: Edward Gorey House open 12 noon to 4pm.

 

Sunday
September 16, 2012

All Around the Common / Pets Around the Common 

Four historic sites are open free of charge during this annual event. Enjoy a Sunday around the Yarmouth Port Common with special activities, including an art exhibition at the New Church, pet adoptions at the Edward Gorey House by the Animal Rescue League of Boston, tours at Captain Bangs Hallet House, and refreshments at Winslow Crocker House.

Help celebrate Yarmouth Port's 'All Around the Common' with a visit to the charming Edward Gorey House and meet a member of the Animal Rescue League of Boston's Brewster Branch and find out what animals are available for adoption.

SATURDAY
August 4, 2012

4th Annual Fantastagorey! at the Edward Gorey House
Click for Details on our drawing and writing contests

Sunday
December 4, 2011

Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll Open House
Visit the museums, bed and breakfasts, inns, and businesses along the Old Kings Highway as they welcome you with decorations, tasty treats, and music of the season.

Festivities end with caroling and the tree-lighting on the Village Common at 4:15 PM. note: Edward Gorey House open 12 noon to 4pm.

SUNDAY
September 18, 2011

"All Around the Common" Open House

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

An exhibition of Cape Cod Artists will be presented at the newly restored New Church.

SUNDAY
September 18, 2011

All Around the Common / Pets Around the Common
Four historic sites are open free of charge during this annual event. Enjoy a Sunday around the Yarmouth Port Common with special activities, including an art exhibition at the New Church, pet adoptions at the Edward Gorey House by the Animal Rescue League of Boston, tours at Captain Bangs Hallet House, and refreshments at Winslow Crocker House.

Help celebrate Yarmouth Port's 'All Around the Common' with a visit to the charming Edward Gorey House and meet the special animals available for adoption through the Animal Rescue League of Boston's Brewster Branch.

SATURDAY
August 6, 2011

3rd Annual Fantastagorey! at the Edward Gorey House
Click for Details on our drawing and writing contests

THURSDAY
December 9, 2010

Edward Gorey fur coat auction

Your one and only opportunity to own an Edward Gorey fur coat!

SUNDAY
December 5, 2010

Yarmouth Port Holiday Stroll

The Edward Gorey House will be open from 12 noon - 4pm free of charge. See Edward Gorey's original drawing for "A Christmas Carol".

SATURDAY
October 30, 2010

Ninth Annual Goreyfest Gala

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Bass River. Check back soon for details.

SATURDAY
September 19, 2010

All Around Common Day

 Open House Free Admission; donations accepted

SATURDAY
September 19, 2010

Pets Around the Common

Edward Gorey House and the Animal Rescue League of Boston annual pet adoption day.

Click for Details

SATURDAY
September 4, 2010

Highland Street Foundation Fun Free Fridays
11:00am - 4:00pm

The Edward Gorey House will be open from 11am-4pm free of charge. Sponsored by Highland Street Foundation.

SATURDAY
August 7, 2010

Fantastagorey
11:00am - 4:00pm

Childrens Day Celebration. Food, Entertainment, Activities, Games and Prizes.

Click for Details

SATURDAY
October 17, 2009

8th Annual Goreyfest and Fundraiser
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Gala and Fundraiser held at Straberry Hill, the beautifully restored and decorted former church and current home of Helen Pond and the late Herbert Senn. set designers extraordinaire and friends of Edward Gorey.

Click for Details

SUNDAY
September 13, 2009

All Around the Common Day
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Captain Bangs Hallet House, Yarmouth New Church, Winslow Crocker House and the Edward Gorey House, all overlooking the Yarmouth Port Village Common, Route 6A and Strawberry Lane, will be open free of charge. This annual event features special activities at each of the historic buildings.

Admission free.

SUNDAY
September 13, 2009
The 5th Pet Adoption Day and All Around the Common Day
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Pet Adoption Day Held in cooperation with the Animal Rescue League of Boston, please come and adopt a pet!

SUNDAY
August 22, 2009
Pet Photography Day
10:00am - 5:0 pm

Pet photography services provided by world -renowned photographer, Shary Connella

   




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Enter the Fantastagorey Art Contest: You Could Win an Edward Gorey Prize Pack and Have Your Art Featured in the Museum
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The Edward Gorey House invites authors ages 12-18 to participate in a children's book writing contest in honor of Fantastagorey: A Children's Day Celebration
Click for Details

Dec. 7, 2008   Yarmouth Port Holiday Stroll
1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Edward Gorey House will be open free of charge. Get your holiday shopping done early!

Oct. 4, 2008   Seventh Annual Gorey Affair and Alphabet Auction

The event featured special guest, Pulitzer Prize winning author Alison Lurie.

For a list of auction results click here.

Sept. 14, 2008   The 4th Pet Adoption Day
    12:00pm - 4:00pm
Held in cooperation with the Animal Rescue League of Boston
     
Sept. 14, 2008   All Around the Common Day
    Captain Bangs Hallet House, Yarmouth New Church, Winslow Crocker House and the Edward Gorey House, all overlooking the Yarmouth Port Village Common, Route 6A and Strawberry Lane, will be open free of charge. This annual event features special activities at each of the historic buildings.
Admission free.
     
October 6, 2007   Sixth Annual Gorey Affair and Alphabet Auction
    The event includes a silent auction and a live auction featuring an eclectic array of Gorey items and exciting dining, entertainment, and cultural packages.
     
Sept. 16, 2007   All Around the Common, Open House Open House
    Captain Bangs Hallet House, Yarmouth New Church, Winslow Crocker House and the Edward Gorey House, all overlooking the Yarmouth Port Village Common, Route 6A and Strawberry Lane, will be open free of charge. This annual event features special activities at each of the historic buildings. Admission free.
     
July 14, 2007   Pet Adoption Day
    Held in co-operation with the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
     
Dec. 2, 2006   Yarmouth Port Holiday Stroll
    The Edward Gorey House will be open free of charge. Get your holiday shopping done early!
     
October 26, 2006   2nd DRACULA BLOOD DRIVE
    Donate again! The Edward Gorey House and the C-Lab at Cape Cod Hospital are having the second "Edward Gorey's Dracula Blood Drive" on Thursday, October 26th from 10am to 4pm. Visitors are encouraged to become blood donors and all donors will receive both refreshments and free admission to the museum.
     
October 6, 2006   Fifth Annual Gorey Affair and Alphabet Auction
    The event starts with a silent auction from 4:30pm to 7pm that will feature an eclectic array of Gorey items and exciting dining, entertainment, and cultural packages. Before the silent auction ends, the live auction will be held from 6:20pm - 6:45pm and will feature an extra-special collection of framed artwork from Mr. Gorey's personal collection. Enjoy delightful entertainment, fancy hors d'oeuvres and wonderful drinks.

Once again, the festivities will be taking place in the Yarmouth Port Community Center (white church building) at the head of the Yarmouth Port Common on Rt 6A. The nearby Gorey House will remain open during the event, and you will be free to wander between the two buildings. Click here for lodging information. Click here to review items from this year's auction.

     
SEPT 17, 2006   All Around the Common, Open House
    Captain Bangs Hallet House, Yarmouth New Church, Winslow Crocker House and the Edward Gorey House, all overlooking the Yarmouth Port Village Common, Route 6A and Strawberry Lane, will be open free of charge. This annual event features special activities at each of the historic buildings. Admission free.
    2nd PET Adoption Day
    Our 2nd Pet Adoption Day for 2006 was held in co-operation with the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
     
AUG 25-26, '06   Edward Gorey's Dracula Blood Drive Day
    To celebrate the opening of the new "Edward Gorey's Dracula" exhibit, the Edward Gorey House and the C-Lab at Cape Cod Hospital are having the first "Edward Gorey's Dracula Blood Drive" on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26th from 10am to 4pm each day. Visitors are encouraged to become blood donors and all donors will receive both refreshments and free admission to the museum.
     
JUNE 24, '06   Pet Adoption Day
    The Edward Gorey House had a pet adoption day on on June 24th from 11am to 3pm. Anyone who adopted a pet received a FREE annual membership to the Edward Gorey House museum!

Held in conjunction with the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

     
JULY 2005   Fourth Annual Membership Day
     
JULY 23, 2005   3rd Annual Open House and Cat Adoption Day with the MSPCA!
    The MSPCA will be on hand with a number of cats available for on-the-spot adoption! If you are considering adopting a cat perhaps you'll find the one you've been looking for at the Edward Gorey House. Enjoy a complimentary tour of the House, which is open free to the public all day (from 11 to 4pm) to celebrate our third year anniversary.
     
OCT 23, 2004   Ghost Tales, Myths and Legends
    5:30pm tour for families and 7:00pm tour for Adults
$8.00. By reservation only. Call 508-375-0124

A program jointly sponsored by the Edward Gorey House, the Colonial House Inn and the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth.

Participants will visit three houses reputed to have ghosts. All information given by the costumed guides and actors is true, according to eyewitness accounts and/or local legends. There will be short walking distances between each of the locations, and programs will take place within the buildings. The program will start at the Yarmouthport Common at Route 6A and Strawberry Lane.

     
OCT 9, 2004   Third Annual Alphabet Auction
     
SEPT 2004   New Exhibitions on Display
     
SEPT 19, 2004   Museums on the Common Open House
From 1pm to 4pm. Edward Gorey House, Captain Bangs Hallet, Yarmouth New Church, and the Winslow Crocker House will open free of charge for this annual event.
     
JULY 11, 2004   Edward Gorey House Second Anniversary Celebration
    In celebration of our second year of operation, the House was free of charge all day, with refreshments for all to enjoy.
     
  Opening Reception for A Gorey Collaboration: Illustrations from
Peter Neumeyer's and Edward Gorey's Donald Has a Difficulty,
and Donald and the ...

Saturday, March 20th, 2004 from 6pm-8pm - Admission Free, Refreshments

Some of Edward Gorey's finest pen and ink illustrations were done for his collaborations with Peter Neumeyer. Donald Has a Difficulty, and Donald and the ... were first published in 1969 and 1970. They have now been reissued in stunning new editions by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., a premier publisher of art books. Neumeyer has added two new Afterwords, recalling the pleasures of working with Gorey. Gorey's original art work will be on view with original manuscript material loaned by Mr. Neumeyer.