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March 2019

Becoming American: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

March 6 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Help Wanted? Immigration and Work” looks at the economic side of immigration, chronicling the essential part immigrant labor has played in building America, as well as the conflicted relationship American workers have had with immigrants. The selected film for March 6 is Destination America, Episode 1, The Golden Door. You can download the program four handout here: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001.…

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Welcome Home Danvers

March 10 @ 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. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Danvers 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:…

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Welcome Home Cape Ann

March 17 @ 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. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Gloucester, Essex, Rockport, and Manchester-by-the-Sea 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:…

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Salem Women’s History Day at The Gables

March 24 @ 12:30 PM - 3:30 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 commemorate Salem Women’s History Day by sharing the hidden histories of women at our site and around the region. All events are free for members and Salem residents. Regular admission for the general public includes a tour and admission to the lecture. Space is limited for all events. For more information email jarrison@7Gables.org or call 978-306-7003. Click here to register. 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Women's history focused tour of The Gables   2:00…

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Welcome Home Tri-Town

March 31 @ 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. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield 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…

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April 2019

Becoming American: Family and Community

April 3 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Family and Community” explores how family ties and community institutions have played an essential role in successful migration and adaptation to American life. The selected film for April 3 is My American Girls. You can download the program five handout here: Family and Community (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001. ### Click here for the complete film series schedule. About this program:  The House of the Seven Gables…

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Pop! Goes The Gables Exhibit Opening

April 5 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us for the opening night of Pop! Goes The Gables. Our 2019 exhibit will explore how Hawthorne’s novel and our 1668 mansion have influenced pop culture over the centuries. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available. We have lots of fun planned for the evening including live piano music with the talented Claude Fournier, music trivia, appearances by Wonder Woman and Batman, a 1978 Gables video game, and more! Be among the first to view our exhibit…

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Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

April 11 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more. Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory--along with the untold secrets of the time and place…

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April Vacation – Miss Emmerton’s 1916 Settlement House

April 13 @ 11:00 AM - April 21 @ 3:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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April marks the birthday of our founder, Caroline Emmerton. She restored The House of the Seven Gables, opened it as a museum, and used proceeds from visitors to provide educational programming for neighborhood immigrants. Over April vacation, join us for fun, hands-on activities inspired by classes held here at the museum for immigrant families in the early 20th century. This special activity is included with your admission! The settlement activities happen daily from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., April 13…

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

Happy Birthday, Miss Emmerton!

April 21
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Caroline Osgood Emmerton was born on April 21, 1866 in Salem, Mass. Emmerton grew up in a city that was transitioning from its past as a major shipping port to its future as a manufacturing center for both textiles and the leather industry. George Emmerton, Caroline’s father, worked in the growing chemical industry. The Salem that Caroline grew up in was the Salem of “The Gilded Age,” when advances in machinery led to economic growth, waves of immigration, and tension…

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