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July 2017
Old Photo of Boys Woodworking | Life and Labor Weekends

Life and Labor Weekends

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - July 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Gables is commemorating four centuries of work on its National Historic Landmark museum campus. On first weekends, May – September, visitors are welcome to visit the annual exhibit, take a work-focused tour about one of the oldest timber-framed mansions in North America, or check out the signature Living History Labs hands-on history experience. At select times, there will be demonstrations of historic work activities. All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and…

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Mary Lui | What Does the "Chinatown Trunk Murder Mystery" Reveal About Social Relations Between Chinese and Non-Chinese Populations in New York City in the Early 20th Century

What Does the “Chinatown Trunk Mystery” Reveal About Social Relations Between Chinese and Non-Chinese Populations in New York City in the Early 20th Century

July 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Mary Lui of Yale University will explore the resulting narratives of racial and sexual danger after the murder of a young, white missionary in New York City. The “Chinatown Trunk Mystery” revealed widespread concerns about interracial social and sexual mixing during the Chinese Exclusion era. Professor Lui will also examine how the murder case provoked far-reaching concerns about efforts to limit the social and physical mobility of Chinese immigrants and white working-class and middle-class women in this period. Finally, the…

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August 2017
USS Constitution Painting | "This Gallant Crew:" The Builders, Sailors, Marines, and Preservationists of USS Constitution, America's Ship of State

“This Gallant Crew:” The Builders, Sailors, Marines, and Preservationists of USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State

August 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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For nearly 150 of her 220-year career, USS Constitution has called Boston her homeport.  From the building of the massive frigate in Boston’s North End, to manning the ship with sailors and Marines through “houses of rendezvous” in the city, to her repairs after battle at the Charlestown Navy Yard, the life of “Old Ironsides” has been inextricably entwined with Boston.  This illustrated presentation will review the building of Constitution, the service of U.S. Navy sailors and Marines in the…

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Salem Academy at the House of Seven Gables | Salem Heritage Days at the Gables

Salem Heritage Days at The Gables

August 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Salem Heritage Days offer a wonderful way for Salem residents and visitors to connect with Salem’s history, art, and cultural scene. At The Gables, visitors can learn about sailing the high seas with a variety of family-friendly and hands-on activities. The Family Navigation Game is offered daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Living History Labs hands-on history experience will take place daily from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. All events are included with…

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Wooden Posts and Window | 17th Century Saturdays

17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four centuries of history at our National Historic Landmark District site. Enjoy a guided tour of the famed House of the Seven Gables followed by a Living History Lab in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House. Our Museum Store is located in the c. 1655 Retire Beckett House—thought to be one of Salem’s oldest homes. Enjoy an audio tour or just a quiet stroll…

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Old Photo of Boys Woodworking | Life and Labor Weekends

Life and Labor Weekends

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Gables is commemorating four centuries of work on its National Historic Landmark museum campus. On first weekends, May – September, visitors are welcome to visit the annual exhibit, take a work-focused tour about one of the oldest timber-framed mansions in North America, or check out the signature Living History Labs hands-on history experience. At select times, there will be demonstrations of historic work activities. All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and…

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Book Launch Event – Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables

August 28, 2017 @ 6:30 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 the book launch event and celebration of the publication of Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables. The authors, Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook will share some of the highlights of their work in a short lecture. After the lecture, there will be a book signing, reception, and champagne toast in honor of the upcoming 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables. All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit…

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September 2017
Wooden Posts and Window | 17th Century Saturdays

17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables

September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four centuries of history at our National Historic Landmark District site. Enjoy a guided tour of the famed House of the Seven Gables followed by a Living History Lab in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House. Our Museum Store is located in the c. 1655 Retire Beckett House—thought to be one of Salem’s oldest homes. Enjoy an audio tour or just a quiet stroll…

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Old Photo of Boys Woodworking | Life and Labor Weekends

Life and Labor Weekends

September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Gables is commemorating four centuries of work on its National Historic Landmark museum campus. Over Labor Day weekend, visitors are welcome to visit the annual exhibit, take a work-focused tour about one of the oldest timber-framed mansions in North America, or check out the signature Living History Labs hands-on history experience. At select times, there will be demonstrations of historic work activities. All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of…

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Old Photo Waitress Attire | Voices From the Back Stairs: Domestic Staff in New England

Voices From the Back Stairs: Domestic Staff in New England

September 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Although domestic servants made everyday life in grand homes possible, their identities and roles within the household have long been hidden. This lecture will illustrate the diversity of domestic service in New England over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by focusing on three Historic New England properties. Period domestic manuals, ephemera, and other general material will also bring the lives of servants and relationships with their employers to the foreground. Dr. Jennifer Pustz is the former museum historian at Historic…

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