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With Open Arms

By Dan Marshall

A strong sense of community and the desire to instill that in others was a driving force behind Caroline Emmerton’s creation of the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association in the early 20th century. To continue to foster Emmerton’s vision, we are opening our arms and our doors to our fellow Salemites, inviting city residents to enjoy our historic house tours and grounds for free year round, excluding October. So all you need do is show proof of Salem residency to experience our 350 year long story of family, architecture and social enterprise.

On Saturday, Nov 15th we hosted our “Salem Residents’ Appreciation Day Party” to kick off this new Salem perk. We had a great turn out, as many came to make family friendly holiday crafts, tour our historic mansion and peruse our museum store. Ken’s Kickin’ Chicken graciously provided pot pie for all and the On Point Musical Group performed a wonderfully eclectic mix of holiday favorites. It was gratifying to see so many of our neighbors come calling and we look forward to many more in the future.

Kick-Off Party Image


Date: November 26, 2014

Author: sperling

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