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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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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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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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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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