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April 2018
$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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$5
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 and lesson about our local oceans with Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries educators from…

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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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$45
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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Wicked Art Bar will help you create your very own commemoration of the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables with a spring morning paint and sip event. An instructor will lead you on a step-by-step artistic journey while you enjoy mimosas and fresh pastries. $45.00, $20 from every seat sold will go directly to the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association Registration will open spring 2018. For more information email jarrison@7gables.org or 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. This event is $5.00 for the general…

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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

Four Centuries of Music Festival

August 4
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables turns 350 years old in 2018. Join us for a festival with a progressive blend of music from early American history all the way through today at this unique festival by-the-sea. Get ready to dance and enjoy during this summer celebration! A lineup of performers, refreshments and more will be listed as information is confirmed. Tickets will go on sale late-spring 2018.

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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
$5

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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