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January 2018

Welcome Home Swampscott

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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 will be welcoming residents from our surrounding communities to be a part of the 350th anniversary of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available throughout the day. Free for Swampscott residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

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The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape

January 30 - March 2

Guinea | Mariame Bah and mother Hadja Toure (c) Mark Chester The House of the Seven Gables will have photographer Mark Chester’s work The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape on view from January 30 – March 2 in the Visitor Center during normal operating hours. One in six of us in Massachusetts was born in another country. This extraordinary project by the photographer Mark Chester captures the rich diversity of the Commonwealth’s immigrant and refugee community. A sample of the…

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Exhibit Opening and Community Conversation

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Burma (Myanmar) | Marlar Kyee Soe with her husband Thet Soe and son Nyein Soe (the sculpture is “Eyes” 2001 by Louise Bourgeois) (c) Mark Chester The House of the Seven Gables will have photographer Mark Chester’s work The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape on view from January 30 – March 2. Join us for an opening reception followed by the first Community Conversation of 2018. Diane Portnoy, the director of the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden and Mr. Chester…

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February 2018

Welcome Home Lynn

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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 will be welcoming residents from our surrounding communities to be a part of the 350th anniversary of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Free for Lynn residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

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Hands-on history at The Gables

Salem’s So Sweet events at The Gables

February 10
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Make-your-own Valentine with Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services. Fun for the family! Free. Click here for more details and to register. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cookie Decorating in the Visitor Center. Free. Evening: Ice Sculpture Lighting in partnership with Ye Olde Pepper Candie Comapnie. Visit Salem Main Streets for times and details. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dearest Dove: The Love Letters of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawhthorne. Click here for details and tickets. 

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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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Dearest Dove: The Love Letters of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Dearest Dove: your letter came today; and I do think it the sweetest of all letters… Salem’s So Sweet weekend is all about the love, wine, and chocolate. Karen Nascembeni of the North Shore Music Theatre and Dana Hersey of North Shore 104.9 will be joined by local playwright Anne Lucas for a unique reading of the love letters of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne. A wine and chocolate reception before the reception is included.   Advance Tickets available here: Member:…

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Welcome Home Peabody

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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 will be welcoming residents from our surrounding communities to be a part of the 350th anniversary of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Free for Peabody residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

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February Vacation: Constructing History

February 17 - February 25
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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February 17 - 25, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily Put your thinking cap on during February Vacation week and explore how people built houses in Colonial Massachusetts. What worked best?  What failed? How did they learn from their mistakes? In this hands-on activity, kids will: Learn about the tools of the trade and which materials they used most. Experiment with different construction techniques at each of our workshop stations using popular building toys. Fold and decorate your own paper…

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Family Movie Night: An American Tail

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cozy up with a classic children’s film about young Fivel, a young Russian mouse who gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Hands-on history activities will be available. Families are welcome to bring additional snacks and blankets or sleeping bags for seating. Wear comfortable clothes. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS Advance Pricing: Members: $3.50/$10.00 family cap Nonmembers: $5.00/$15.00 family cap Day of Pricing:…

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