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September 2018

Taste of the Gables

September 16 @ 3:50 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us for our 350th gala fundraiser, Taste of the Gables! All details and a link for tickets can be found here: https://7gables.org/taste-of-the-gables.

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Paint Analysis at The Gables

Layers of Paint, Layers of History

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Christine Thomson is a local conservator whose specialty is paint analysis. This scientific technique is used in historic buildings to help with restoration work and to share better historical information with staff and visitors alike. Ms. Thomson will talk about the importance and techniques of paint analysis and share her 2016 research findings from The House of the Seven Gables. In 2018, The Gables celebrates its 350th anniversary and this talk is complementary to the exhibit These Walls Do Talk,…

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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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Relax and Restore in our unique garden setting

17th Century Saturdays: October

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Celebrate 350 years of stories during 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables. Activities include guided tours of the 1668 Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, Living History Labs in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, and unique shopping in the Museum Store, located in the c.1655 Retire Beckett House. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the annual exhibit about how we know what we know about The Gables. Members: Free Guided Tours: $15.00 For more information about 17th Century Saturday events…

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Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October 10, 17 and 24 we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit www.hauntedhappenings.org/family-fun-for-everyone.

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Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October 10, 17 and 24 we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit www.hauntedhappenings.org/family-fun-for-everyone.

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Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October 10, 17 and 24 we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit www.hauntedhappenings.org/family-fun-for-everyone.

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November 2018

Famous First Lines

November 3 @ 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. The Witch City Writers challenges you to a speed writing event using the famous first line of…

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