At The House of the Seven Gables, we endeavor to serve several distinct, but often interrelated communities. The most obvious of these would be the thousands of tourists of all ages from across the globe that come to learn about American history and culture, for whom we strive to offer an educational and enjoyable experience. With a nod to Nathaniel Hawthorne, we serve the literary community by providing authors and their readers with the opportunity to engage in discussion through our Seven Lectures series. Through our Settlement Programs and Partnerships, we try to assist children and adults that are new to our country gain literacy and job skills that are critical to succeed in school and the workplace.
To be successful in all of these efforts we also rely on and are grateful for the support of these and other communities. We could not survive without the patronage of our visitors and the generosity of our donors. Nor could we function without the community of people performing the work: our dedicated staff, board of trustees and volunteers. Perhaps less visible is the support we receive from professionals in the museum and tourism communities.
I hope you enjoy reading the following articles, where you see evidence of all of these communities: those we are privileged to serve and those from whom we are fortunate to receive support.
This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop