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April 2018

Free
Paint Analysis at The Gables

Layers of Paint, Layers of History

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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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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May 2018

View of the House of Seven Gables from the Garden on a sunny day.

Three-day Professional Institute for Educators

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - May 19 @ 3:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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This will be a banner year at The Gables, as we celebrate our 350th anniversary.  Sign up  for The House of the Seven Gables’ Three-Day Professional Institute for Educators, taking place May 17 – 19, 2018.  Registration is required for the institute, and reservations for the lectures are strongly recommended. Join us for sessions as rich and compelling as the history of The House of the Seven Gables itself!  See the Program Overview for more detail on sessions and lectures. Institute…

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Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: Citizen of the World

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Sophia Peabody Hawthorne moved beyond her 19th century New England roots to become an intrepid traveler and an expatriate. Her capacity to appreciate foreign cultures and her decision to leave her native land forever are topics that raise a question with contemporary relevance:  What exactly does it mean to be an American? This is a special lecture with Patricia Dunlavy Valenti. A book signing in our Museum Store will follow the lecture. Members: FREE Non-Members: $10.00 To reserve your spot for…

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June 2018

Free
18th century carpentry demonstration

Historical Carpentry with Mike Welch

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join educator Mike Welch on a fun and informative exploration of the tools and techniques of woodworking during the 18th century.  Ongoing between 10:00-4:00.  Included with paid admission to THe House of the Seven Gables. For questions or additional information contact Dan Marshall at dmarshall@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 101.

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17th Century Saturdays: June

June 2 @ 10:00 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. On June 2, The Gables will be offering free garden passes as part…

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Member Event: Hawthorne Son of Salem Walking Tour

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

**Registration is now closed for this member-exclusive event.** "And yet, though invariably happiest elsewhere, there is within me a feeling for Old Salem, which, in lack of a better phrase, I must be content to call affection. The sentiment is probably assignable to the deep and aged roots which my family has struck into the soil."  Nathaniel Hawthorne is known as Salem's most famous son, but who was he and why does he matter? This one-hour walking tour, led by Essex Heritage Area…

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Take in Magnificent view of Salem Harbor

Summer Solstice at The Gables: Yoga and Midsummer Magic

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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**This event is sold out and walk-ins cannot be accepted.** Summer solstice represents fruition, fulfillment, and consciousness. With the sun at its zenith, we will align our personal zeniths of power, manifestation, and self-awareness with the elements, while dancing between the earth and sky. Rebel Yell Yoga will lead you through 60 minutes of vinyasa flow to open powerful personal pathways of awareness and to harness the intense fiery energy of the solstice. While focusing on the connection to the…

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July 2018

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Member Exclusive: Salem Celebrates the Fourth

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Members of The House of the Seven Gables are invited to enjoy the Salem Celebrates the Fourth fireworks display as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthday from the seaside lawn. Please feel free to bring your own picnic, blanket, and lawn chairs for a front-row seat to the City of Salem's extraordinary fireworks display over the harbor.  A cash bar will be provided from 5:00-9:00pm.  NO outside alcohol is permitted on the grounds. Cake to celebrate Hawthorne's birthday will be cut…

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Photo of Garden Side View of the House of Seven Gables | Annual Fund

17th Century Saturdays: July

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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. The Colonial Kitchen: Food without Fire, will also be happening from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the annual exhibit about how we know what we know…

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The Colonial Kitchen: Food without Fire

July 7 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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There was a lot of baking, boiling and roasting in a colonial kitchen. However, not everything needed flames. Come lend a hand to some fireless food preparation and preservation techniques, such as butter-making, salting and sugaring. These labors will be ongoing during the length of the program. This event is included with admission to The House of the Seven Gables. Click here for rates, hours, and more information.  

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