March has roared in like a white lion in Salem! Yesterday we received close to a foot of snow. All winter the predictions have been way under – and most snow melted with rain or a spike in temperatures. This storm over-delivered and it’s going to be a chilly week. If you want some last glimpses of snow, come on by for a tour! We’re open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. While spring and summer are totally amazing, our snow-covered grounds are lovely, too!
Tomorrow we’ll be hosting our fourth Becoming American event, “Help Wanted? Immigration and Work.” At 6:00 we’ll show the film Destination America, Episode 1, The Golden Door. It will be followed by a discussion with Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Ph.D. about the economic side of immigration, chronicling the essential part immigrant labor has played in building America, as well as the conflicted relationship American workers have had with immigrants. Click on the link above for full details, to download pre-reading, and to RSVP. This program is free and open to the public!
On Sunday, we’ll be hosting our neighbors from Danvers for our next Welcome Home Day. If you live in Danvers, just bring along proof of residency and your experience is on us! It has been such a joy sharing The House of the Seven Gables with so many of our friends this winter!
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This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop