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April 2020

Caroline Emmerton is standing talking to children as they write around a table in the House of the Seven Gables.

April Vacation Adventure: Miss Emmerton’s Settlement House

April 18 - April 26
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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In 1916, Caroline Emmerton’s Settlement House served the immigrant families living in the neighborhood of the museum. The children often attended classes that taught household and industrial skills like cooking, woodworking, sewing, and gardening. Join us April 18 – 26 from 11:00 to 3:00 for our Living History Labs, featuring hands-on activities based on Settlement House programs of the early 20th century. Play both scientist and historian in ‘lab experiments’ where you practice your sewing, work on your paper folding…

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Happy Birthday, Miss Emmerton

April 21
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join Caroline Emmerton on her birthday as she oversees hands-on activities based on her early Settlement programs. Chat about her thoughts on restoring the House of the Seven Gables in 1910 and her vision for the organization's "future". Ongoing 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00.

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The historic John Proctor House in Peabody

Member Exclusive: Tour the John Proctor House

April 25 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special tour of the privately-owned John Proctor House in Peabody, MA and see this "infamous" first-period home up close and personal. This event is exclusively for members of The House of the Seven Gables. You are invited to join us or to learn more about the benefits of membership by clicking here.  

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May 2020

Salem Ancestry Days

Salem Ancestry Days: Family Reunion

May 1 - May 4
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Are you a Turner or Ingersoll? Hawthorne or Emmerton? Maybe even an Upton? If you are connected by family lines to our story at The House of the Seven Gables, we would love to meet you. Join during Salem Ancestry Days. We'll ask you to fill out a short form and bring along any special pictures or stories you'd like to share. You and a guest are then welcome to join us for a guided tour to learn more about…

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$10
A primer with cursive writing

Salem Ancestry Days: Kids and Cursive

May 1 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Until recently, the preferred penmanship was cursive writing. If you'd like to look back through your family's history, wouldn't it be nice to be able to read it all? Would you like to know what people 100 years ago were writing? Join us for a kid-friendly cursive writing workshop! Family pricing (up to three children 12 & under): $10 members, $20 nonmembers

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Free
A collage of images for the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions Film and Conversation Series

New Immigrants and Refugee Visions Film and Community Conversation Series

May 6 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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New Immigrant and Refugee Visions is a collection of documentary films by and about new immigrants in the United States. Their stories provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to the culture, economy and social fabric of the United States. Join us to see these 10 unique films made by 10 immigrants. Each film will be followed by a community conversation about a variety of topics related to immigration. Schedule…

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American flag rippling

Memorial Day

May 25
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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As a thank you for service to our country, The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to offer free admission for veterans with military ID on Memorial Day. Active military families receive the military discount with ID during regular operating hours for guided tours. Please contact Dan at 978-306-7012 or info@7gables.org with any questions.

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June 2020

Yoga practice on the Seaside Lawn at The House of the Seven Gables

Full Moon Yoga

June 3 @ 12:00 AM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Rebel Yell Yoga will host a summer yoga series on our seaside lawn. It will be a magical night with proceeds benefiting The Gables.

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Exterior view of the Hooper Hathaway House with water well in front on a sunny day.

17th Century Saturdays – June

June 6
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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On June 6, The Gables will be offering free garden passes as part of a region-wide open house. The garden pass allows visitors to explore the seaside gardens, learn about the National Historic Landmark District with the UniGuide app, participate in a Living History Lab at the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, and wander through the c.1655 Becket House, now home to our Museum Store. Each month will feature a unique hands-on history demonstration between 10:00-4:00. Guided tours of The Gables are…

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Free
A collage of images for the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions Film and Conversation Series

New Immigrants and Refugee Visions Film and Community Conversation Series

June 10 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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New Immigrant and Refugee Visions is a collection of documentary films by and about new immigrants in the United States. Their stories provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to the culture, economy and social fabric of the United States. Join us to see these 10 unique films made by 10 immigrants. Each film will be followed by a community conversation about a variety of topics related to immigration. Schedule…

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