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August 2018

Architectural August with the Marblehead Museum

August 15 - August 31

The House of the Seven Gables (1668) and Jeremiah Lee Mansion Marblehead, MA (1768) both have an important anniversary in 2018.  Celebrate a few centuries of history and see the difference 100 years makes to architectural styles. - Save! Visitors receive $2 off admission with a Marblehead Museum or Gables receipt. - If you are a member of either museum, get into the other free! - Please visit www.marbleheadmuseum.org or www.7gables.org to plan your visit. Unique tours and events at…

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Hands-on history at The Gables

Living History Lab

August 18 - October 29

July 7-October 28, 2018 Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-1:00 & 2:00-4:30 Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about history through a unique set of experiments. Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily. All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free…

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September 2018

17th Century Saturdays: September

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate 350 years of stories during 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables. Activities include guided tours of the 1668 Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, Living History Labs in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, and unique shopping in the Museum Store, located in the c.1655 Retire Beckett House. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the annual exhibit about how we know what we know about The Gables. Members: Free Guided tours: $15.00 For more information about 17th Century Saturday events…

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Adult ESL & Citizenship classes | clases de Ingles & Ciudadanía

September 11 @ 6:30 pm

SIGN UP NOW! More options and more flexibility to learn English. The House of the Seven Gables is offering Adult ESL & Citizenship classes at: Salem Academy Charter School 45 Congress Street, Salem, MA Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm Walk-in registration welcome. Starting September 11th CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED For more information, contact: Elsabel Rincon: 978-306-7001 or erincon@7gables.org ### La Casa de los Sietes Tejados esta ofreciendo clases de Ingles & Ciudadanía: Salem Academy Charter School 45 Congress Street, Salem,…

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$10

Let Your Yoga Dance Class with Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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"A Little Bit of Body, A Little Bit of Soul, and A Lot of Fun" Let Your Yoga Dance ® combines basic (no pretzel poses) yoga with simple dance steps.  Not just another workout routine, have fun and enjoy moving to music in a safe, non-competitive environment. This special class will be held on the small seaside lawn overlooking Salem Harbor with local instructor Dale Lewinski. Wear athletic shoes, bring water and a yoga mat - or borrow one of…

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Taste of the Gables

September 16 @ 3:50 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us for our 350th gala fundraiser, Taste of the Gables! All details and a link for tickets can be found here: https://7gables.org/taste-of-the-gables.

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Paint Analysis at The Gables

Layers of Paint, Layers of History

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Christine Thomson is a local conservator whose specialty is paint analysis. This scientific technique is used in historic buildings to help with restoration work and to share better historical information with staff and visitors alike. Ms. Thomson will talk about the importance and techniques of paint analysis and share her 2016 research findings from The House of the Seven Gables. In 2018, The Gables celebrates its 350th anniversary and this talk is complementary to the exhibit These Walls Do Talk,…

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Welcome is Healing: Re-thinking Immigration | La Bienvenida es Sanativa: re-pensar la inmigración

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the idea of “welcome” in our lives, and how it benefits us to keep our minds and hearts open to new people and experiences.  We will look at the diverse meanings of “welcome” and how we can welcome into our lives the people, situations and things that heal and calm us, as time for rest and reflection becomes increasingly elusive in a fast-paced society. Participants will be given tools based in theater, creative…

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October 2018

$10
St. Andrews Cross

Deliver Us from Evil: Counter-magic in Early New England

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Emerson W. Baker of the Salem State University History Department will talk about why folk magic was far more common in colonial New England than most of us realize.  Daisy wheel marks, witch bottles, well-worn shoes by fireplaces or a horseshoe over a doorway are examples of the counter-magic employed to protect homes and families from evil. They are also evidence that New Englanders dabbled in magic, and feared witches and supernatural forces long after the Salem witch trials ended.…

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Spirits of The Gables

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. See both Spirits of The Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge and save with a combination ticket!

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