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Potatoes, onions and carrots! Oh, my!

October Tickets

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Mansion Tour


Mansion Tour - Senior (65+)


Mansion Tour - Children (Age 5-12)


Grounds Pass*


Children Under 5

FREE – accompanied by an adult

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FREE – proof of residency required

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With the guidance and expertise of a couple members of the museum staff, the students at Salem Prep – located at The Gables’ Settlement House – planted a vegetable garden this spring! A fall crop of carrots, onions and potatoes were put in the front garden, and a pumpkin patch is also growing in the back garden…

It was decided that the smart approach would be to plant a crop to be harvested in the fall, as the students will be away on summer vacation until school resumes in the fall. Director of Salem Prep, Dr. Russell plans to make a delicious stew for the students with the harvested potatoes, carrots and onions. A perfect ending to their gardening toils.

As a bonus, planting the garden for the students was counted as community service! A win-win, for sure.

And, a quick early congratulations to the graduates of Salem Prep! The ceremony is tomorrow and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Date: May 29, 2012

Author: sperling

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