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August 4, 2018

Noon to 4pm

10th Annual Fantastagorey

Once again, the Edward Gorey Houses biggest event of the year is unfurled on Saturday, August 4th. Fantastagorey Day is an All-Free-for-All afternoon of kids' fun at the Gorey Housea celebration of reading, books, animals, storytelling, the somewhat scary, the quite funny, and all things Gorey.

In addition to free admission to the House, kids of all ages, even adult kids, will enjoy facepainting, ongoing readings of both Gorey's books as well as other authors, maskmaking, bookmaking puppet-making (as well as puppetshows where the creations get put to work), scavenger hunts and free snacks and beverages. Fantastagorey Day happens rain or shine and encompasses both the inside and grounds of the museum as well as the Gorey Barn. Bring the family down (kids from 1 to 93) to enjoy a summer afternoon at Edwards House. 

A 100% ennui-free day!

  Friday, October 26 deadline

Envelope Art Contest

Our 2018 All-Ages Envelope Art Contest is under way. 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 Friday October 26th deadline. Winners and finalists will be announced on Wednesday, October 31st. 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 next year? It costs nothing but postage to enter. Download an application here and good luck!

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

Featured below are some of an on-going book arts series we call The Edward Gorey Binding Project currently on display at the Edward Gorey House. This collection of rebound Gorey-authored books are produced by Dallas, Texas book artist Patrice Miller. Patrice has been using Gorey’s actual books as a jumping off place in which to reinterpret the cover.  In the world of book arts—either new bindings of older works, or original bindings of new works—are usually created as one-offs or very...