The Gloucester Timeline is a digital and interactive research tool that explores Gloucester’s 400+ years of history.
The Timeline provides:
- A compilation of key Gloucester events and notable personalities searchable through sixty-seven categories
- A landing page linking people to historical assets held by different organizations throughout the community, including photos, videos, newspaper clippings, and primary source documents
- A web-based platform that makes Gloucester’s history accessible to a broad audience both locally and globally
- A scaffold for future research to deepen and broaden our collective knowledge
The purpose of the timeline is to showcase a full picture of Gloucester’s history by describing major and unique events that distinguish it from all other communities. In this way, the timeline will project a broad history of the city of Gloucester by providing snapshots of culturally and historically significant moments and making physical and digital resources available to those who are interested in learning more. Gloucester 400+, the Cape Ann Museum, and Gloucester City Archives are all supporting the Sawyer Free Library in this effort.