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May 2018
View of the House of Seven Gables from the Garden on a sunny day.

Three-day Professional Institute for Educators

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - May 19 @ 3:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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This will be a banner year at The Gables, as we celebrate our 350th anniversary.  Sign up  for The House of the Seven Gables’ Three-Day Professional Institute for Educators, taking place May 17 – 19, 2018.  Registration is required for the institute, and reservations for the lectures are strongly recommended. Join us for sessions as rich and compelling as the history of The House of the Seven Gables itself!  See the Program Overview for more detail on sessions and lectures. Institute…

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$50
paint and sip at the gables

Paint The Gables

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Create your very own commemoration of the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables with a spring-morning paint and sip event. Local artist Linda Abbene will lead you on a step-by-step artistic journey while you enjoy mimosas and fresh pastries. Proceeds from the event will go towards a fund to repaint The House of the Seven Gables this summer. Rain date: May 20 Members: $45.00 Non-members: $50.00 CLICK HERE to register. For more information, call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.…

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July 2018
$5
Nathaniel Hawthorne painting

Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Confused by some of Nathaniel Hawthorne's verbose vocab? The Witch City Writers will give you a download of the language of 1851 by looking at passages from The House of the Seven Gables. Next, grab your camera and set off to search the grounds of the House of the Seven Gables to find the nooks and niches described by Hawthorne in the book. Document your findings for the chance to win a prize. Thanks to the generosity of Mass Humanities,…

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August 2018

Salem Heritage Days at The Gables

August 1 - August 12

During Salem Heritage Days, we will be offering various programs on site and off that highlight some of the maritime connections here at the museum. Visit The House of the Seven Gables during Salem's Heritage Days Celebration. Family programming will include craft demonstrations, our Living History Labs, and the Family Navigation Game. Activities and programs will change daily. All activities are included with admission. Click here for rates, hours, and details to plan your visit. For more information about events…

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Four centuries of music at The Gables

Gables Fest: Celebrating 350 years of stories and songs

August 4
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Save-the-date! Join us as we celebrate the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables. Over the course of the day, you will be taken on a journey through 350 years of eclectic music and dance spanning not only the centuries but also the globe, paying homage to our settlement programming and the mission of Caroline Emmerton.  In addition to the programming, there will also be food, drink, and surprises by-the-sea throughout the course of the celebration. Tickets will go on…

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October 2018
$10
St. Andrews Cross

Deliver Us from Evil: Counter-magic in Early New England

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Emerson W. Baker of the Salem State University History Department will talk about why folk magic was far more common in colonial New England than most of us realize.  Daisy wheel marks, witch bottles, well-worn shoes by fireplaces or a horseshoe over a doorway are examples of the counter-magic employed to protect homes and families from evil. They are also evidence that New Englanders dabbled in magic, and feared witches and supernatural forces long after the Salem witch trials ended.…

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November 2018

Famous First Lines

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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"Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst." Nathaniel Hawthorne had hoped to finish The House of the Seven Gables by November, but, like many writers even today, finishing a novel on deadline can be difficult. The Witch City Writers challenges you to a speed writing event using the famous first line of…

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