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October 2017

Skill With Quill at the Gables Event | Living History Labs

Living History Labs

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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July 1-October 29 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…

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February 2018

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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February Vacation: Constructing History

February 17 - February 25
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 @ 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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April 2018

Living History Labs for April Vacation: Caroline Emmerton’s 1916 Settlement

April 14 - April 22
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 This special programming is ongoing during these hours and is part of your museum ticket. In 1916, Caroline Emmerton’s Settlement House served the immigrant families living in the neighborhood of the museum. The children often attended classes that taught household and industrial skills like cooking, woodworking, sewing and gardening. They and other family members also joined theatrical, musical, and athletic clubs offered through Emmerton’s charity. Come join us for…

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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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August 2018

Salem Heritage Days at The Gables

August 3 - August 12

During Salem Heritage Days, we will be offering various programs that highlight 350 years of history at the museum. Activities and programs change daily. Click here for rates, hours, and details to plan your visit. For more information about events around the city, please visit www.salem.org. Events included with admission include (click on links for details): Daily: Living History Labs Daily: Family Navigation Game August 5: Sea Shanties & A Colonial Sailor's Life August 11: Working Horn Trade Demonstration Special events…

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Sea Shanties & A Colonial Sailor’s Life with Mike Welch

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join educator Mike Welch for a sea shanty or two, as he teaches you about the lives and labors of 18th century sailors. Included with paid admission. For questions or additional information contact Dan Marshall at dmarshall@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 101

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Working Horn with Chuck Walker

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join educator Chuck Walker as he shares the arts and mysteries of working with horn.  This staple material was used throughout the colonial period to make spoons, powder-horns, combs, and more.  Included with paid admission. For questions or additional information contact Dan Marshall at dmarshall@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 101

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September 2018

Fiber Arts Weekend

September 1 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 4:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Get your hands into all things fiber!   Join us for an exploration into the historical methods of wool production, hand-sewing, rug-hooking, card weaving and more. These labors will be ongoing during the length of the program on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This special hands-on history event is included with your admission to The House of the Seven Gables.  

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