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September 2017

Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company Plant

Gendering Work: Mills, Homes, and Everywhere Else in the Industrial Era

September 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

*Please note this event is sold out. See details below for how to get onto the wait list. The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association was founded to preserve the famed Turner-Ingersoll Mansion and to provide support services for newly arriving immigrants in 1910. Salem’s Point Neighborhood has long been one of enclaves for immigrant families. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello will offer a walking tour of the Point neighborhood focusing on the work in the mills, small neighborhood business, and homes,…

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Free

Slavery in the Sources

September 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop-style event will provide participants with the opportunity to work with several different kinds of primary resources and hands-on activities to understand slavery. Led by Bethany Jay, co-editor of Understanding and Teaching American Slavery, archivists/educators Andrea Cronin and Zoe Quinn, and museum educator Lindsay Randall, participants will examine dynamic primary resources and discuss how they add to our understanding of the institution of slavery. Free and open to the public. To reserve your spot for this workshop please CLICK…

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November 2017

William Martin | The Mother Lode

Bound for Gold: New Englanders Head for Adventure in 1849

November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join New York Times best-selling author William Martin for a sneak peek into his next novel about New Englanders and the California Gold Rush—sure to be a hit next summer when published. Learn about the process for research and the mesmerizing stories about the Gold Rush—one of the grand events that built the nation. Fellow author John Lescroart describes the work as, "epic in scale, eloquent in execution, Bound for Gold is a pure delight. The great Forty-Niner gold rush…

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The Fifth Petal Book Cover

The Fifth Petal

November 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join Brunonia Barry for a talk about her latest work, The Fifth Petal, at The House of the Seven Gables over Thanksgiving weekend. Barry will talk about her newest book and the inspiration of living and working in Salem, Mass. Her newest work of fiction weaves a thriller with “ a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.” A book signing in the Museum Store will follow the lecture. Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best-selling author…

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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

Nathaniel Hawthorne painting

Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

July 21 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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