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October 2018

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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This experience takes visitors back through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth home to the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, through the eyes of the author, whose own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne birth house and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge and Spirits of The Gables, be…

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November 2018

It Starts With Me Thanksgiving Drive

November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - November 18, 2018 @ 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 is partnering with It Starts With Me to help provide Thanksgiving dinners to over 400 families on the North Shore. Drop off your donations to our Visitor Center during operating hours (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and receive a coupon for a 10% discount in our Museum Store--good for anytime in the month of November! The House of the Seven Gables is accepting ONLY the following non-perishable items: Gravy Roasting tins Stuffing Canned vegetables…

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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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Holidays at The Gables Museum Store

Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2018 @ 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 Museum Store at The House of the Seven Gables is participating in Small Business Saturday with the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a sample of warm wassail while you check off history books, unique crafts, and other high-quality gifts. A limited quantity of reusable "Small Business Saturday Shopping Bags" will be available with a purchase of $25 or more. Spend $50.00 in our Museum Store on 11/23 or 11/24 before the Inventing Santa Claus lecture and your admission is…

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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

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England

December 2, 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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A dynamic presentation on the history of Christmas observance in New England. This engaging lecture spans four centuries, from the time Christmas was outlawed in 17th Century New England, to the 21st Century, when all of the familiar holiday traditions were in place. During this presentation, you will discover how Christmas has evolved from non-observance into the festive holiday that we know today. Historic Salem, Inc. and The House of the Seven Gables would like to thank Ken Turino, Manager…

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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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ArtWeek: Instameet

January 18 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Bring your phone behind the scenes for an instagrammers morning meetup event at The House of the Seven Gables. This is an ArtWeek event. There are two sessions for this event: 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. and 9:45 - 10:00 a.m. When you register, please select one session. Space is extremely limited for this event and confirmations will be sent as soon as possible. Click here to reserve your space or email jarrison@7gables.org or call 978-306-7003.

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Free

Welcome Home Hamilton-Wenham

January 20 @ 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 to be a part of community tours 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 Hamilton-Wenham residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003.   Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/20: Hamilton-Wenham 1/27: Swampscott 2/3: Lynn 2/10: Marblehead 2/24: Beverly 3/3: Peabody 3/10: Danvers 3/17: Cape Ann 3/31: Tri-town

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