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February 2018

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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The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape

February 27 - March 4

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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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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$60
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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$15
A Walk with Nathaniel; Rob Velella

Meet the Past: A Walk with Nathaniel Hawthorne

April 14
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join Nathaniel Hawthorne, as portrayed by historian Rob Velella, for a walk around Salem. Learn about the places where Hawthorne lived, worked, and raised his family. See the places that inspired some of his most famous works. There will be two tours: 10:00 – 11:30 A.M. and 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. The cost for the general public is $15. The cost for members of The Gables is $10. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. For more information about this event, email jarrison@7gables.org or…

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poetry workshop for kids

April Vacation Poetry Workshop for Kids

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Celebrate Nathaniel Hawthorne and National Poetry Month! Join the Witch City Writers as we dissect Hawthorne's poem "The Ocean" and learn a bit about how to write a poem. Get inspired by the view of Salem Harbor from the House of the Seven Gables and then try your best to come up with a tongue-twisting, ocean-themed poem of your own. This April Vacation event will also include fun, hands-on activities about our local oceans with Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries educators…

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$15

Meet the Past: Caroline Emmerton’s Gables Tour

April 21
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables was preserved and opened as a museum in 1910 by Caroline Emmerton. Miss Emmerton used proceeds from visitors to fund a settlement house that offered educational opportunities for newly arriving immigrant families. Join one of our professional guides AND Miss Emmerton (on her birthday!) for an interactive tour of The Gables and learn about why she was inspired by Hawthorne’s works to preserve the mansion. There will be two tours: 10:30 – 11:30 A.M. and…

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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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