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July 2018

Hands-on history at The Gables

Living History Lab

July 21 - November 11

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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Nathaniel Hawthorne painting

Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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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The History of the Salem Black Picnic

July 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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Join Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and local community leaders on an engaging Community Conversation on the History of the Salem Black Picnic, also known as “Negro Election Day." The earliest mention of this event in Salem is from diary entry of May 27, 1741 where it is referred to as “Negro Hallowday”. This event, which is still commemorated today, marks a celebratory occasion where members of the African American Community from across the region come together and has special significance for…

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August 2018

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 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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Salem Heritage Days at The Gables

August 3 - August 12

During Salem Heritage Days, we will be offering various programs that highlight 350 years of history at the museum. Activities and programs change daily. Click here for rates, hours, and details to plan your visit. For more information about events around the city, please visit www.salem.org. Events included with admission include (click on links for details): Daily: Living History Labs Daily: Family Navigation Game August 5: Sea Shanties & A Colonial Sailor's Life August 11: Working Horn Trade Demonstration Special events…

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17th Century Saturdays: August

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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Four centuries of music at The Gables

Gables Fest: Celebrating 350 years of stories and songs

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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. Visit https://7gables.org/gables-fest-2018 for a lineup of…

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Sea Shanties & A Colonial Sailor’s Life with Mike Welch

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join educator Mike Welch for a sea shanty or two, as he teaches you about the lives and labors of 18th century sailors. Included with paid admission. For questions or additional information contact Dan Marshall at dmarshall@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 101

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Working Horn with Chuck Walker

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join educator Chuck Walker as he shares the arts and mysteries of working with horn.  This staple material was used throughout the colonial period to make spoons, powder-horns, combs, and more.  Included with paid admission. For questions or additional information contact Dan Marshall at dmarshall@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 101

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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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