Caroline Emmerton Day returns!

April 3, 2012 Published by sperling
Emmerton as a young woman.

From Destination Salem:

“Once upon a time, the Salem Chamber of Commerce organized an annual Caroline Emmerton Day to encourage residents to visit the sites and museums in Salem. This was a ‘tourist in your own backyard’ celebration before communities were celebrating residents as visitors.

Caroline Emmerton Day is returning for one day, April 16, 2012. Museums, attractions and all businesses in Salem are invited to offer admission for $1 to Salem Residents, and donate that $1 to the Salem Foundation for Public Education. (Note: Each business is responsible to making their own donation to the Foundation, but please track the donation and let Destination Salem know how much was raised!)”

The House of the Seven Gables will be participating in this day honoring our visionary founder, Caroline Emmerton. Please come by during our regular business hours on the 16th, 10am-5pm, and we’ll be happy to show you all of the amazing changes we’ve implemented in both The House of the Seven Gables and also Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Birth Home. As a bonus, the Seaside Gardens are already showing beautiful spring color, so make sure you spend some time wandering the grounds at The Gables, there’s a lot to see!

Caroline Emmerton at work with the Settlement students.

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