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February 2018

February Vacation: Constructing History

February 17, 2018 - February 25, 2018
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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February 17 - 25, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily Put your thinking cap on during February Vacation week and explore how people built houses in Colonial Massachusetts. What worked best?  What failed? How did they learn from their mistakes? In this hands-on activity, kids will: Learn about the tools of the trade and which materials they used most. Experiment with different construction techniques at each of our workshop stations using popular building toys. Fold and decorate your own paper…

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Family Movie Night: An American Tail

February 20, 2018 @ 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. Advance Tickets will go on sale mid-November 2017. Advance Pricing: Members: $3.50/$10.00 family cap Nonmembers: $5.00/$15.00 family cap…

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April 2018
Hands-on history at The Gables

April Vacation: Living History Lab

April 14, 2018 - April 22, 2018
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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April 14 - 22, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., daily Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about history through a unique set of experiments. Living History Labs take place daily through April Vacation week. Activities and location vary daily. This is included with your regular admission to The Gables. Click here for rates, hours, and information.  Admission is free for Salem…

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poetry workshop for kids

April Vacation Poetry Workshop for Kids

April 14, 2018 @ 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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July 2018
Hands-on history at The Gables

Living History Lab

July 7, 2018 - October 28, 2018
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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July 7-October 28, 2018 Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-1:00 & 2:00-4:30 Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about history through a unique set of experiments. Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily. All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free…

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August 2018

Salem Heritage Days at The Gables

August 1, 2018 - August 12, 2018

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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