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November 2018

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Inventing Santa Claus: The Mystery of Who Really Wrote the Most Celebrated Yuletide Poem of All Time

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join author Carlo DeVito for a holiday-themed lecture about the literary legacy of Santa Claus including a discussion about the controversy of the two men who wrote The Night Before Christmas, the influence of Charles Dickens and Washington Irving, and even connections to Mark Twain and Jane Austen. A book signing will follow in the Museum Store. Be sure to stop by the Christmas in Salem table for information about the holiday house tour or to get your tickets for…

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December 2018

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Community Conversation Series

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Immigration has been an ongoing and central component of American history, with identifiable peak periods. Between 1820 and 1924, forty million immigrants were added to the population of the United States and in the process made immigration a major and defining aspect of American life. This opening program provides a historical context for the study of immigration, looking at the reasons for and consequences of the period historians call America’s “Century of Immigration.‟ The selected films for December 5 are…

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January 2019

Becoming American: Promise and Prejudice

January 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Promise and Prejudice” explores the tension – historic and current – between Americans’ acceptance of immigrants, including the celebration of their own immigrant heritage, versus the periodic backlash prompted by concern about the economic and cultural effects of newcomers. The selected film for January 16 is Welcome to Shelbyville. You can download the program two handout here: Promise and Prejudice (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001. ### About…

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February 2019

Becoming American: Identity and Acculturation

February 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation” looks at how immigrants react and adjust to living in a new country and culture, and how they bridge the divide between the traditions and values of their native countries. The selected film for February 6 is The New Americans, Episode 1, The Nigerians. You can download the program three handout here: Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email erincon@7gables.org or…

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Family Fun

Salem’s So Sweet at The Gables

February 9, 2019
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 9. Check out Salem Main Streets for all of the 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.) Family Valentine Crafts:…

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March 2019

Becoming American: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

March 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Help Wanted? Immigration and Work” looks at the economic side of immigration, chronicling the essential part immigrant labor has played in building America, as well as the conflicted relationship American workers have had with immigrants. The selected film for March 6 is Destination America, Episode 1, The Golden Door. You can download the program four handout here: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001.…

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Salem Women’s History Day at The Gables

March 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 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 by sharing the hidden histories of women at our site and around the region. All events are free for members and Salem residents. Regular admission for the general public includes a tour and admission to the lecture. Space is limited for all events. For more information email jarrison@7Gables.org or call 978-306-7003. Click here to register. 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Women's history focused tour of The Gables   2:00…

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April 2019

Becoming American: Family and Community

April 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Family and Community” explores how family ties and community institutions have played an essential role in successful migration and adaptation to American life. The selected film for April 3 is My American Girls. You can download the program five handout here: Family and Community (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001. ### About this program:  The House of the Seven Gables has been selected as one of 32 sites…

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May 2019

Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture

May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Immigration and Popular Culture” looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich contributions of different immigrant groups have transformed American culture and art. The selected film for May 1 is The Search for General Tso. You can download the program six handout here: Immigration and Popular Culture (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here , email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001. ### About…

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