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Peabody Essex Museum’s ‘I’m a Lumberjack’ party

02/19/2015 SALEM, MA Sam Smith (cq) of Timber Tina's Great Maine Lumberjack Show (cq) helps Mary Kai (cq) 6, with a saw during the "I'm a Lumberjack" party held at the Peabody Essex Museum (cq) in Salem. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Sam Smith and 6-year-old Mary Kai working the saw.

The Peabody Essex Museum turned into hipster central last Thursday night at its “I’m a Lumberjack” party, an early celebration for the Feb. 21 opening of “Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood From the Montalto Bohlen Collection.”

There was so much plaid and flannel in the crowd one might have thought Pendleton was shooting an ad campaign. Guests took part in crosscut sawing demonstrations and watched the all-bearded Tigerman WOAH, an Appalachian folk-bluegrass-rock band from Lynn, perform.

“I tucked in today,” said Jamie Metsch, a shopkeeper from Salem sporting a blue flannel shirt, yellow cap, and jeans. “I added suspenders.”

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Posers were few. Jim Vaughey wore his girlfriend’s maple sugaring shirt while Melanie Griffin, who works on fisheries policy, rocked a reindeer sweater she bought on eBay a couple of years ago and a pair of socks trimmed in red that were handknit by a fisherman’s wife in Canada.

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“That’s where I go fly fishing for salmon,” she said.

Even the youngsters in attendance were dressed for adventure. Edie May, who is 7, wore a knit cap-slash-beard she borrowed from her older brother. Her mom, Susan, lamented that a foam toy ax Edie brought had been confiscated at the door. So the pair headed to the lumberjack photo booth, where they posed for the camera in front of a plastic inflatable campfire.

02/19/2015 SALEM, MA Tigerman WOAH (cq) performs during the "I'm a Lumberjack" party held at the Peabody Essex Museum (cq) in Salem. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Tigerman WOAH performing at the “I’m a Lumberjack” party at the Peabody Essex Museum.

02/19/2015 SALEM, MA Robert Stains (cq) (left) wore a fur hat with his daughter Beccah Stains (cq) during the "I'm a Lumberjack" party held at the Peabody Essex Museum (cq) in Salem. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Robert and Beccah Stains dressed for the cold.

02/19/2015 SALEM, MA Sara Robertson (cq) of Beverly, poses for a photo during the "I'm a Lumberjack" party held at the Peabody Essex Museum (cq) in Salem. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Sara Robertson of Beverly.

02/19/2015 SALEM, MA Ben Larrabee (cq) shows off his belt buckle during the "I'm a Lumberjack" party held at the Peabody Essex Museum (cq) in Salem. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Skier belt buckle.

02/19/2015 SALEM, MA Edie May (cq) 7, poses for a photo during the "I'm a Lumberjack" party held at the Peabody Essex Museum (cq) in Salem. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Seven-year-old Edie May shows off her lumberjack style.

02/19/2015 SALEM, MA Christina Kalafatis (cq) (left) and Ally Leon (cq) posed with props during the "I'm a Lumberjack" party held at the Peabody Essex Museum (cq) in Salem. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Christina Kalafatis and Ally Leon hoisting prop axes.

02/19/2015 SALEM, MA Jim Vaughey (cq) of Salem, posed for a photo during the "I'm a Lumberjack" party held at the Peabody Essex Museum (cq) in Salem. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Jim Vaughey of Salem.