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May 2018
$45
paint and sip at the gables

Paint The Gables

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Wicked Art Bar will help you create your very own commemoration of the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables with a spring morning paint and sip event. An instructor will lead you on a step-by-step artistic journey while you enjoy mimosas and fresh pastries. $45.00, $20 from every seat sold will go directly to the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association Registration will open spring 2018. For more information email jarrison@7gables.org or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

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July 2018
member party

Member Exclusive: Salem Celebrates the Fourth

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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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 6:00-9:15pm.  NO outside alcohol is permitted on the grounds. Cake to celebrate Hawthorne's birthday will be cut…

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Hands-on history at The Gables

Living History Lab

July 7 - October 28
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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July 7-October 28, 2018 Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-1:00 & 2:00-4:30 Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about history through a unique set of experiments. Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily. All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free…

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$5
Nathaniel Hawthorne painting

Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Confused by some of Nathaniel Hawthorne's verbose vocab? The Witch City Writers will give you a download of the language of 1851 by looking at passages from The House of the Seven Gables. Next, grab your camera and set off to search the grounds of the House of the Seven Gables to find the nooks and niches described by Hawthorne in the book. Document your findings for the chance to win a prize. This event is $5.00 for the general…

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August 2018

Salem Heritage Days at The Gables

August 1 - August 12

During Salem Heritage Days, we will be offering various programs on site and off that highlight some of the maritime connections here at the museum. Visit The House of the Seven Gables during Salem's Heritage Days Celebration. Family programming will include craft demonstrations, our Living History Labs, and the Family Navigation Game. Activities and programs will change daily. All activities are included with admission. Click here for rates, hours, and details to plan your visit. For more information about events…

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Four centuries of music at The Gables

Four Centuries of Music Festival

August 4
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables turns 350 years old in 2018. Join us for a festival with a progressive blend of music from early American history all the way through today at this unique festival by-the-sea. Get ready to dance and enjoy during this summer celebration! A lineup of performers, refreshments and more will be listed as information is confirmed. Tickets will go on sale late-spring 2018.

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October 2018
$10
St. Andrews Cross

Deliver Us from Evil: Counter-magic in Early New England

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Emerson W. Baker of the Salem State University History Department will talk about why folk magic was far more common in colonial New England than most of us realize.  Daisy wheel marks, witch bottles, well-worn shoes by fireplaces or a horseshoe over a doorway are examples of the counter-magic employed to protect homes and families from evil. They are also evidence that New Englanders dabbled in magic, and feared witches and supernatural forces long after the Salem witch trials ended.…

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November 2018
$5

Famous First Lines

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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"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. The Witch City Writers challenges you to a speed writing event using the famous first line of…

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