Spring is in the air at The Gables. We’re starting to see buds on our trees and the air is just a little less crisp than it was last week. Tomorrow is the first day of spring and we CANNOT wait to see our Colonial Revival gardens stuffed with tulips!
This Sunday is Salem Women’s History Day. We’re partnering up with a number of our fellow historical institutions to celebrate the role that women have played in Salem and the region. At The Gables, we’re welcoming Dina Vargo back. Her new book, The Hidden History of Boston, is out. On Sunday, she’ll be focusing on the hidden histories of some notorious females in the Boston area. You don’t want to miss out! Dina’s talk is at 2:00 in our Visitor Center.
At 12:30 and 3:30, we’re also offering our Women’s History Tour of The Gables. From the Turner women of the 17th century to Susanna Ingersoll to Caroline Emmerton, you’ll have the chance to learn about the unique lives of the many women who considered this “rusty old New England house,” home.
You can RSVP to both events here.
Around Salem, you’ll find a variety of lectures, tours, behind-the-scenes experiences, and even a theatrical production. Check out the flyers for details. Be sure to contact our partners before planning your experience as some events are nearly sold out.
March and April are great times to plan your visit to The Gables. As spring blooms, Salem is truly magical. You can dine al fresco, wander at your leisure, and enjoy historic sites with no lines or no waiting.
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This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop