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Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of “The House of the Seven Gables”

July 7 @ 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 gavin_gardner@nps.gov. He will be pulling together the volunteer list and reading schedule. Let us know by June 15 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 exhibit

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

 

12:00 – 1:00

Local historian Jim McAllister will offer a unique talk about the life and legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne entitled A Strange Brew.

 

1:00 – 6:00

Food and Fun in “The Lot” with The Cow Mobile Ice Cream Parlor, Ferriera Foods, Lord Hobo Brewing, Co., and 3 Kitchens Catering

 *Please note that food and drink are not included with this event and cash is the preferred payment method to our vendors.*

Details TBD

Witch City Writers/Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt

A Nathaniel Hawthorne Appearance

And more!

 

 

Venue

The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
Phone:
978-744-0991
Website:
www.7gables.org

Organizer

The House of the Seven Gables
Phone:
978-744-0991
Email:
groups@7gables.org
Website:
www.7Gables.org