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February 2018

Salem’s So Sweet at The Gables

February 10, 2018
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, 2018
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

Nathaniel Hawthorne painting

Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

July 21, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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. Thanks to the generosity of Mass Humanities,…

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August 2018

Free

Caribbean Connections Celebration- Inauguration of Little Free Library

August 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Caribbean Connections, a summer enrichment program of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association will end the summer with a celebration and inauguration of two Little Free Libraries. During the five weeks of program, 20 children from multilingual homes learned about the connection of Caribbean history to Salem’s Colonial history while enriching their English vocabulary. We will end the program with a celebration of the 350 years of The House of the Seven Gables and its rich mission of…

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Naturalization Ceremony

August 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 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 Settlement Association in collaboration with USCIS will host a Naturalization Ceremony for 35 new Americans from the region.  This date will culminate the journeys and many roads traveled by these hopeful individuals to officially be ‘named’ Americans; a moment when pride and excitement is palpable. Our Founder’s, Caroline Emmerton, philanthropic nature led her to our Settlement mission supporting and educating new American’s over 100 years ago.  We continue to support our new Americans today…

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October 2018

$10
St. Andrews Cross

Deliver Us from Evil: Counter-magic in Early New England

October 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Famous First Lines

November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

"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. In honor of National Novel Writing Month, the Witch City Writers will introduce you to famous…

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$10

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

November 24, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 @ 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. ### Click…

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