What’s Happening This Week?

February 11, 2019 Published By Julie Arrison-Bishop

First of all, we wanted to thank the dozens of people who trekked up Derby Street this weekend to check out our ice sculpture for Salem’s So Sweet! It’s always great fun partnering up with our neighbors at Ye Old Pepper Candie Companie and we both appreciate you checking out our historic locations! If you didn’t get a chance to see our sculpture, it will be up until it melts. Take a wander our way!

Speaking of ice, it looks like we may actually get a dose of winter this week! Could it be? Before planning your visit on Wednesday, be sure to check our website and social media for operating hours and you can always call 978-744-0991 and hear what our plans are for the day.

Our visitor services staff is gearing up for February Vacation at The Gables. We know you may not think of Salem as a school vacation destination, but it’s a great place to plan a day trip. From pizza to hot chocolate strolls to historic sites to art exhibits, it’s a great way to bring a little culture to your winter explorations! At The Gables, we’re offering our winter family deal ALL WEEK. Parents can take advantage of up to two free child/student admissions for every paid adult/senior admission. Just mention this blog post to our admissions team! From 11:00 – 3:00 each day we’ll also be offering our Constructing History program. We use modern building toys to show the basics of building and it’s a great way to learn about the places you visit and live!

In the membership department, there is still time to join us and sign up for our first member-exclusive partner event. On February 23, we’ll be taking a behind-the-scenes tour of the Salem Athenaeum and getting a special peek at some books and objects from their Hawthorne collection. We have three other member events planned as well as our Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series. Both of these event series is FREE for members in 2019. Plus, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting our mission of preservation and education!

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This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop