Labor Day marks the unofficial last day of summer. We start to usher in autumn thoughts – fall breezes, pumpkin spice, trees full of color. While many mark the holiday with a last trip to the beach or a giant ice cream cone, as a historic site we like to look back at the true meaning of the day. What was it like to “work” in the past? How does your job today compare with jobs a century or two ago? Take a moment to think about the changes in work over the years. If you’d like to learn a little more about who worked at The Gables over the years, click here, for our interactive exhibit.
Speaking of work, our team is putting all of the last-minute details into this year’s Taste of The Gables event! We have 21 local chefs and drink vendors and a wonderful night of magic and fun planned on our Seaside Lawn. We invite you to join the party and support our mission to be a welcoming, thriving, historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our inclusive American story.
Don’t miss your chance for an evening with Vincent Price at The Gables, this Thursday, September 5. We’ll be showing the 1940 version of The House of the Seven Gables as well as Mr. Price’s tour of The Gables on our big screen. Tickets start at $12 and support our work at The Gables.Tags: autumn, labor, labor day, labor history, movie, Summer, support education, support immigration, support preservation, Taste of the Gables, the house of the seven gables, vincent price
This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop