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June 2018
Take in Magnificent view of Salem Harbor

Summer Solstice at The Gables: Yoga and Midsummer Magic

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Summer solstice represents fruition, fulfillment, and consciousness. With the sun at its zenith, we will align our personal zeniths of power, manifestation, and self-awareness with the elements, while dancing between the earth and sky. Rebel Yell Yoga will lead you through 60 minutes of vinyasa flow to open powerful personal pathways of awareness and to harness the intense fiery energy of the solstice. While focusing on the connection to the elements, Dark Moon Salem, and The Chaos Factor will further connect and…

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July 2018
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Member Exclusive: Salem Celebrates the Fourth

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Members of The House of the Seven Gables are invited to enjoy the Salem Celebrates the Fourth fireworks display as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthday from the seaside lawn. Please feel free to bring your own picnic, blanket, and lawn chairs for a front-row seat to the City of Salem's extraordinary fireworks display over the harbor.  A cash bar will be provided from 5:00-9:00pm.  NO outside alcohol is permitted on the grounds. Cake to celebrate Hawthorne's birthday will be cut…

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Hands-on history at The Gables

Living History Lab

July 7 - October 28
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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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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17th Century Saturdays: July

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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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. The Colonial Kitchen: Food without Fire, will also be happening from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the annual exhibit about how we know what we know…

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The Colonial Kitchen: Food without Fire

July 7 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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There was a lot of baking, boiling and roasting in a colonial kitchen. However, not everything needed flames. Come lend a hand to some fireless food preparation and preservation techniques, such as butter-making, salting and sugaring. These labors will be ongoing during the length of the program. This event is included with admission to The House of the Seven Gables. Click here for rates, hours, and more information.  

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Nathaniel Hawthorne painting

Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Confused by some of Nathaniel Hawthorne's verbose vocab? The Witch City Writers will give you a download of the language of 1851 by looking at passages from The House of the Seven Gables. Next, grab your camera and set off to search the grounds of the House of the Seven Gables to find the nooks and niches described by Hawthorne in the book. Document your findings for the chance to win a prize. Thanks to the generosity of Mass Humanities,…

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August 2018

Salem Heritage Days at The Gables

August 1 - August 12

During Salem Heritage Days, we will be offering various programs on site and off that highlight some of the maritime connections here at the museum. Visit The House of the Seven Gables during Salem's Heritage Days Celebration. Family programming will include craft demonstrations, our Living History Labs, and the Family Navigation Game. Activities and programs will change daily. All activities are included with admission. Click here for rates, hours, and details to plan your visit. For more information about events…

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Architectural August with the Marblehead Museum

August 1 - 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 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…

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17th Century Saturdays: August

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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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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Four centuries of music at The Gables

Gables Fest: Celebrating 350 years of stories and songs

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables. Over the course of the day, you will be taken on a journey through 350 years of eclectic music and dance spanning not only the centuries but also the globe, paying homage to our settlement programming and the mission of Caroline Emmerton.  In addition to the programming, there will also be food, drink, and surprises by-the-sea throughout the course of the celebration. Tickets start at $15.00. Click…

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