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March 19, 2019

Author Mark Dery reads from his 2018 biography Born Posthumously — The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey at the Sturgis Library in Barnstable Village. Tickets ($10) available from the library at 508-362-6636.


April 10, 2019

Members Preview (Free) of the 2019 Exhibit Hippity Wippity — Edward Gorey and the Language of Nonsense. RSVP at 508-362-3909.


April 11, 2019

Edward Gorey House Opening Day of our 2019 season and the new exhibit Hippity Wippity — Edward Gorey and the Language of Nonsense opens to the public.


April 14, 2019

The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra performs Folk and Gorey a debut work by composer Francis Snyder based on Gorey’s The Doubtful Guest. 3 pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Harwich Port. Matthew Scinto conducting. Tickets ($35) available from the CCCO website.


May 22, 2019

Goreyosity Shop opens at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod (307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth MA 02664). Goreyosity Shop an exhibit of repurposed materials from the collections of Edward Gorey by 25 Cape artists creating new works of fabrics, sculpture, collage, assembly, furniture, and jewelry. Exhibit runs until the Gala Auction on June 1st.


May 24, 2019

Goreyosity Shop reception at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod (307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth MA 02664). 5pm. Free to the public. Meet the artists and the Gorey House staff and enjoy the works that have been created from materials from Edward’s barn. See something you can’t live without? Our Goreyosity Shop Gala Auction is Saturday, June 1st.


June 1, 2019

Goreyosity Shop Gala Auction at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod (307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth MA 02664). Works by 25 Cape artists, repurposed from the collections of Edward Gorey, go up for auction. Tickets available through the Cultural Center at 508-394-7100 or online at the Cultural Center website. Call the Edward Gorey House for more information at 508-362-3909.


August 3, 2019

Noon to 4pm

11th Annual Fantastagorey

Fantastagorey Day, our annual Kids Summer Festival and a day of creative games, activities, storytelling, puppetry and free admission for all to the House, barn and grounds—and there are always snacks for everyone. An unforgettable day of learning and silliness and fun.

  Friday, October 23 deadline

Envelope Art Contest

Our 2019 All-Ages Envelope Art Contest kicks off on Sunday, August 4th. Artists of all ages are invited to submit a decorated envelope with Edward Gorey Halloween-themed art and mail it to the Edward Gorey House by the Wednesday October 23rd deadline.  Last year over 700 artists young and old sent us their art from around the world. Our favorites are on display in the kitchen. Maybe you’ll be one of them this year?

Winners are announced by Thursday, Oct 31st. 

View the 2018 Winners
View the 2017 Winners
View the 2016 Winners
View the 2015 Winners
View the 2014 Winners



September 9, 2018

Noon to 4pm

All Around the Commons Day

The House again offers free admission all day long, as will the Capt. Bangs Hallet House across the Commons, the Winslow Crocker House, and the New Church across 6A.  FREE



December 2nd, 2018

Noon to 4pm

Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll

Visit the museums, bed & breakfasts, inns, and businesses along the Old King's Highway in the famed section known as The Captain's Mile. Free refreshments and entertainment are to be be found throughout. The Edward Gorey House will offer free admission that day as will the Captain Bangs Hallet House, the New Church, and the Winslow Crocker House.



Updates From Our Blog

Goreyosity Shop is an Exhibit and Auction of New Artwork Created from the Collections of Edward Gorey A benefit for the Edward Gorey House, Goreyosity Shop will exhibit in the Great Hall Gallery of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and run from Wednesday, May 22nd till the culminating Goreyosity Shop Gala Auction on Saturday evening, June 1st at 6:30pm. Goreyosity Shop is an exciting repurposing of materials from the vast collections (also called the Wondrous Debris or the Barn of Sacred...