The Gloucester Timeline: An Interactive History

The Gloucester Timeline traces the rich history of Gloucester, Massachusetts, which owes much of its growth and character to its innovation, resilience, and immigrant roots. We provide a brief explanation of each person or event and its significance.

We strive to digitally connect the various cultural organizations, archival repositories, and historical collections in the city of Gloucester by directing and linking users who are interested in specific pieces of history to more information. We hope to showcase all the work that organizations have already done on the history of Cape Ann by directing users of the Timeline to find out more from the source.

The Gloucester Timeline includes over 1500 events categorized into 68 unique categories. The goal of the timeline is to make sure that every category is well-represented. We welcome submissions on forgotten dates and events from the general public with properly sourced documentation.

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