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May 2019

$10

How I Became an Emoji Activist (And You Can, Too!)

May 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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92% of all people online use emoji. Nearly 50% of Instagram posts contain emoji. The "face with tears of joy" emoji was the 2015 Oxford English Dictionary word-of-the-year. These tiny emotive characters are barely two decades old yet have impacted digital communication in a major way. From their inception to quicken text messaging and their evolution into a representation of life as we know it, emoji are a ubiquitous method of communication across the globe. Jennifer 8. Lee is one…

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June 2019

$10

The Great American Road Trip

June 12 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Great American Road Trip is a product of the growth of the interstate highway system. These roads connected people and places for decades and spurred the growth of tourist attractions, motels, highway markers, and fast food in the twentieth century. Dan McNichol is a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning journalist who has just completed the Great American Road Trip in his 1949 Hudson in preparation for his next book. Come to hear about his unique experiences and expert…

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August 2019

$10

The Emerald Diamond: The Influence and Role of the Irish on Baseball’s Development

August 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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From the Irish immigrants of the nineteenth century to the women of the World War II era to the array of international talent today, the players on the baseball diamond have been a representation of Americans since the early days of “America’s pastime.” Brian Sheehy, captain of the Essex Base Ball Organization will talk about the Irish and their roles and influences in the growth of baseball in the 19th century. Registration information and tickets will be available late spring 2019.…

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September 2019

$10

Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere

September 12 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Today Wonder Woman is a globally recognized character and brand. Her character was developed in the Golden Age of Comic Books (c.1930-1950) by William Moulton Marston, a psychologist from Saugus, Massachusetts. In Comics Cavalcade #1, published in December of 1942, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor foil a group of Nazi saboteurs who seek to destroy The House of the Seven Gables. In the course of the adventure, she uses the secret staircase to surprise her foes. In those early days,…

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October 2019

$10

Secure the Shadow: Victorian Spirit and Post-Mortem Photography

October 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Early photography had a magical quality, even for those who understood the science behind it. For many in the nineteenth century, the relationship between science and the supernatural was unclear. Sympathetic photographers and charlatans set up a brisk business "securing the shadow," memorializing deceased loved ones or producing images purported to be from beyond the grave. Join local historian Bethany Groff Dorau for illustrated exploration of Victorian photography from the moment of death and beyond. Members: Free Non-Members: $10.00 To…

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