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October 2018

Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October 10, 17 and 24 we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit www.hauntedhappenings.org/family-fun-for-everyone.

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Spirits of The Gables

October 26 @ 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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Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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This experience takes visitors back through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth home to the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, through the eyes of the author, whose own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne birth house and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge and Spirits of The Gables, be…

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Hands-on history at The Gables

Living History Lab

October 27 - 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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Spirits of The Gables

October 27 @ 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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Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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This experience takes visitors back through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth home to the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, through the eyes of the author, whose own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne birth house and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge and Spirits of The Gables, be…

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November 2018

It Starts With Me Thanksgiving Drive

November 1 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables is partnering with It Starts With Me to help provide Thanksgiving dinners to over 400 families on the North Shore. Drop off your donations to our Visitor Center during operating hours (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and receive a coupon for a 10% discount in our Museum Store--good for anytime in the month of November! The House of the Seven Gables is accepting ONLY the following non-perishable items: Gravy Roasting tins Stuffing Canned vegetables…

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Famous First Lines

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst." Nathaniel Hawthorne had hoped to finish The House of the Seven Gables by November, but, like many writers even today, finishing a novel on deadline can be difficult. In honor of National Novel Writing Month, the Witch City Writers will introduce you to famous…

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Holidays at The Gables Museum Store

Small Business Saturday

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Museum Store at The House of the Seven Gables is participating in Small Business Saturday with the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a sample of warm wassail while you check off history books, unique crafts, and other high-quality gifts. A limited quantity of reusable "Small Business Saturday Shopping Bags" will be available with a purchase of $25 or more. Spend $50.00 in our Museum Store on 11/23 or 11/24 before the Inventing Santa Claus lecture and your admission is…

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Inventing Santa Claus: The Mystery of Who Really Wrote the Most Celebrated Yuletide Poem of All Time

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join author Carlo DeVito for a holiday-themed lecture about the literary legacy of Santa Claus including a discussion about the controversy of the two men who wrote The Night Before Christmas, the influence of Charles Dickens and Washington Irving, and even connections to Mark Twain and Jane Austen. A book signing will follow in the Museum Store. Be sure to stop by the Christmas in Salem table for information about the holiday house tour or to get your tickets for…

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