Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of “The House of the Seven Gables”
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Date: July 7, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Salem Maritime National Historic Site will be hosting a marathon read of The House of the Seven Gables! Starting at 7:00 am on Sunday, July 7, and running until probably 7:00 pm (That’s a lot of 7s!), we will read The House of the Seven Gables from beginning to end with the help of many, many volunteers. Join us from the beginning or stop by to listen as the novel progresses.
The Gables have an incredible selection of events and activities planned throughout the day to keep the momentum going.
Garden passes and the marathon reading event will be free in honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthday weekend.
We ask everyone interested in helping to read to please email firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be pulling together the volunteer list and reading schedule. Let us know if you want to volunteer for a five-minute reading slot. It is only with your help that we will keep this from becoming “pure and uncontrollable mischief.
Schedule of events (subject to change):
All day: Free garden passes
7:00 – 7:00
Reading on the Hooper-Hathaway Lawn; BYO seating
Lawn games (croquet, cornhole, etc.) Seaside Lawn
POP! Goes The Gables exhibition
8:00 – 11:00
Ferreira Foods coffee and sweet treats in the boat
10:00 – 7:00
Birthplace open for self-guided tours
11:00 – 3:00
Living History Labs: Colonial Toys and Games on the Seaside Lawn