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What’s Happening at The Gables?

May 3, 2020 Published By Julie Arrison-Bishop

The governor of Massachusetts has extended the closure of nonessential businesses to May 18. While we can’t greet you in person, our staff is reaching out of the magic of the internet to bring you the history and stories you love from our site.

The House of the Seven Gables received support from the Payment Protection Plan and have started welcoming staff back to the ranks. The big focus for these staff members will be on projects they can complete from home over the next few weeks. We’re working on our phased reopening plan, transcribing oral histories from our archives, applying for funding to support some unique education projects, and creating more content to keep the stories alive and well.

We wanted to send along a thank you to everyone who joined us on Zoom for Caroline Emmerton’s Virtual Birthday Party. Creative Collective was instrumental in sharing resources for this live event. If you’d like to join us after-the-fact, click here!

Last week, we released our first-ever Virtual Tour Experience. Our Community Engagement Director used our brand-new and refreshed tour narrative along with some amazing pictures from our site and historic collections. We are using this tour as a way to raise much-needed funds during this time. For a donation of any amount, you can access this program HERE.

Sadly, we have either canceled or postponed our May programs including the Community Conversation event and Lydia Pinkham lecture. The lecture has been rescheduled to July 1 and will happen on this date either in-person or virtually! Click here to register. Because of the closure of public schools, we have canceled our remaining ESL and Citizenship classes. We hope to resume our program as soon as possible under new leadership.

We are re-opening the search process for the Settlement Programs Manager and Preservation and Maintenance Director and reaching out to candidates that applied before our organization’s furlough. Visit our careers page to learn more.

 

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This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop