To preserve our National Historic Landmark District and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide educational opportunities for our local immigrant community.
To be a sustainable historical, architectural and literary site dedicated to continuing the philanthropic “Settlement” tradition of educating our immigrant population.
We value the preservation and philanthropic Settlement legacies of our founder, Caroline Emmerton.
We value the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
We value our designation as a National Historic Landmark and our role in telling the history of our nation.
We value the historic preservation of our site: buildings, gardens and stories.
We value being a center of and for the following communities: guests to our site; national historical community; local, at-risk immigrant community; literary community.
We value education as a central tenet of our programming.
We value long-term sustainability for the The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association.