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January 2018

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape

January 30 - March 2

Guinea | Mariame Bah and mother Hadja Toure (c) Mark Chester The House of the Seven Gables will have photographer Mark Chester’s work The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape on view from January 30 – March 2 in the Visitor Center during normal operating hours. One in six of us in Massachusetts was born in another country. This extraordinary project by the photographer Mark Chester captures the rich diversity of the Commonwealth’s immigrant and refugee community. A sample of the…

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Exhibit Opening and Community Conversation

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Burma (Myanmar) | Marlar Kyee Soe with her husband Thet Soe and son Nyein Soe (the sculpture is “Eyes” 2001 by Louise Bourgeois) (c) Mark Chester The House of the Seven Gables will have photographer Mark Chester’s work The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape on view from January 30 – March 2. Join us for an opening reception followed by the first Community Conversation of 2018. Diane Portnoy, the director of the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden and Mr. Chester…

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February 2018
Hands-on history at The Gables

Salem’s So Sweet events at The Gables

February 10
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Make-your-own Valentine with Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services. Fun for the family! Free. Click here for more details and to register. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cookie Decorating in the Visitor Center. Free. Evening: Ice Sculpture Lighting in partnership with Ye Olde Pepper Candie Comapnie. Visit Salem Main Streets for times and details. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dearest Dove: The Love Letters of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawhthorne. Click here for details and tickets. 

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Salem’s So Sweet at The Gables

February 10
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Celebrate Salem's So Sweet at The House of the Seven Gables with a day of festive events. Ice Sculpture Viewing: Sculptures will be installed around Salem through the day on February 10 and lit that evening for a special evening stroll. Free. Click here for details. Free Grounds Passes: Download our audio tour and enjoy a stroll around our snowy grounds or pop into our Museum Store for a last minute gift for your Valentine. Free. (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)…

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Dearest Dove: The Love Letters of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Dearest Dove: your letter came today; and I do think it the sweetest of all letters… Salem’s So Sweet weekend is all about the love, wine, and chocolate. Karen Nascembeni of the North Shore Music Theatre and Dana Hersey of North Shore 104.9 will be joined by local playwright Anne Lucas for a unique reading of the love letters of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne. A wine and chocolate reception before the reception is included.   Advance Tickets available here: Member:…

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Family Movie Night: An American Tail

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cozy up with a classic children’s film about young Fivel, a young Russian mouse who gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Hands-on history activities will be available. Families are welcome to bring additional snacks and blankets or sleeping bags for seating. Wear comfortable clothes. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS Advance Pricing: Members: $3.50/$10.00 family cap Nonmembers: $5.00/$15.00 family cap Day of Pricing:…

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March 2018

Book panel with the authors of Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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  Join Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook for an in-depth conversation about their findings while writing Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables. Learn about the new information this team of authors discovered about the history of the house as well as the secret stories behind some of the rare photographs featured in the book. Copies of the book will be available in the Museum Store before and after the lecture. Members: Free Non-Members: $10.00 To…

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food history

A Taste of Celebration

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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How do you celebrate 350 years of history? With a special walking and tasting event with Salem Food Tours, of course! Meet at the The House of the Seven Gables for a 17th century food demonstration and toast to the big anniversary year. Continue down Derby Street and through historic Salem sampling delicious light bites around town while learning about the city's unique connections to spices, rum, trade, and more. Proceeds from the walking and tasting tour will benefit preservation…

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women and historic preservation in Salem

Salem Women’s History Day at The Gables

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will commemorate Salem Women’s History Day with a special women’s history tour and two lectures focusing on the role of women in preservation. All events are free for members and Salem residents. Regular admission for the general public includes a tour and admission to both lectures. Space is limited for all events. Click here to register. For more information email jarrison@7Gables.org or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152. 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Women's history focused tour of…

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April 2018
Historic wallpaper

Exhibit Opening: These Walls Do Talk

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us for the opening of our annual exhibit, These Walls Do Talk. The 2018 exhibit shares the science and history about how we know what we know about the 350-year-old Turner-Ingersoll Mansion including analysis of paint, wallpaper, and architecture and primary source documents such as deeds and drawings. The exhibit opening is an open house event. Join us to raise a glass in celebration of the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables. This event is free…

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