Two of Marblehead’s nonprofit organizations have come together to honor one of the town’s beloved landmarks, now just a nostalgic memory. In July of 2019, it took an unusual microburst, battering, and unrelenting winds to bring down Fort Sewall’s Giving Tree, which graced the fort’s silhouette for well over 100 years.
Thanks to the foresight of the Fort Sewall Oversight Committee chaired by Larry Sands, the wood from that tree and others at Fort Sewall was salvaged and milled into planks, blocks, and rounds.
Marblehead resident Jo Ann Silva, of the Oversight Committee, reached out to the Co-President of the Marblehead Arts Association, Missy Fisher, and between them and their respective organizations, they created a way to celebrate this Marblehead icon.
From now until September 19, all artwork from this collaboration is being exhibited at the Marblehead Arts Association. Many items can be purchased through the MAA during the exhibit, and others will be part of an auction held at the Boston Yacht Club on September 23rd.
The event will start at 6:30 P.M. and includes a concert by Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl followed by the live auction with Gene Arnould, cash bar, and assorted appetizers.
Tickets for this event are now on sale at the Marblehead Arts Association or online by clicking here