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Salem, MA 01970 United States
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February 2019

A guide with school-age children at The House of the Seven Gables

Constructing History February Vacation Programming

February 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us for February School Vacation week with a tour of The House of the Seven Gables and our special hands-on history program. Explore how houses were built in the past and experiment with different construction techniques using popular building toys. This fun event is included with regular admission to The House of the Seven Gables and is offered daily from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., February 16-24, 2019. Click here to learn more about pricing and hours. 

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$20
The House of the Seven Gables after a snowstorm - exterior image

Welcome Home Beverly

February 24, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Beverly residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003.   Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/20: Hamilton-Wenham 1/27: Swampscott 2/3: Lynn 2/10: Marblehead 2/24: Beverly 3/3:…

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March 2019

Free
The House of the Seven Gables after a snowstorm - exterior image

Welcome Home Peabody

March 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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MARCH 3 – 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. WELCOME HOME PEABODY The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Peabody residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003.   Other Welcome Home Days include:…

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Becoming American: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

March 6, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Help Wanted? Immigration and Work” looks at the economic side of immigration, chronicling the essential part immigrant labor has played in building America, as well as the conflicted relationship American workers have had with immigrants. The selected film for March 6 is Destination America, Episode 1, The Golden Door. You can download the program four handout here: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001.…

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Free
Exterior Image of The House of the Seven Gables with tulips in bloom

Welcome Home Danvers

March 10, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Danvers residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003.   Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/20: Hamilton-Wenham 1/27: Swampscott 2/3: Lynn 2/10: Marblehead 2/24: Beverly 3/3:…

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Free
Exterior Image of The House of the Seven Gables with tulips in bloom

Welcome Home Cape Ann

March 17, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Gloucester, Essex, Rockport, and Manchester-by-the-Sea residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003.   Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/20: Hamilton-Wenham 1/27: Swampscott 2/3: Lynn 2/10:…

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Salem Women’s History Day at The Gables

March 24, 2019 @ 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will commemorate Salem Women’s History Day by sharing the hidden histories of women at our site and around the region. All events are free for members and Salem residents. Regular admission for the general public includes a tour and admission to the lecture. Space is limited for all events. For more information email jarrison@7Gables.org or call 978-306-7003. Click here to register. 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Women's history focused tour of The Gables   2:00…

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Free
Exterior Image of The House of the Seven Gables with tulips in bloom

Welcome Home Tri-Town

March 31, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003. Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/20: Hamilton-Wenham 1/27: Swampscott 2/3: Lynn 2/10: Marblehead…

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April 2019

DVD Cover for My American Girls

Becoming American: Family and Community

April 3, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Family and Community” explores how family ties and community institutions have played an essential role in successful migration and adaptation to American life. The selected film for April 3 is My American Girls. You can download the program five handout here: Family and Community (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001. ### Click here for the complete film series schedule. About this program:  The House of the Seven Gables…

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Free
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Pop! Goes The Gables Exhibit Opening

April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us for the opening night of Pop! Goes The Gables. Our 2019 exhibit will explore how Hawthorne’s novel and our 1668 mansion have influenced pop culture over the centuries. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available. We have lots of fun planned for the evening including live piano music with the talented Claude Fournier, music trivia, appearances by Wonder Woman and Batman, a 1978 Gables video game, and more! Be among the first to view our exhibit…

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$10
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Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968

April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more. Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory--along with the untold secrets of the time and place…

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Old Photo of Children Cooking | House of 7 Gables Mission | Settlement Program

April Vacation – Miss Emmerton’s 1916 Settlement House

April 13, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - April 21, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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April marks the birthday of our founder, Caroline Emmerton. She restored The House of the Seven Gables, opened it as a museum, and used proceeds from visitors to provide educational programming for neighborhood immigrants. Over April vacation, join us for fun, hands-on activities inspired by classes held here at the museum for immigrant families in the early 20th century. This special activity is included with your admission! The settlement activities happen daily from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., April 13…

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Caroline Emmerton is standing talking to children as they write around a table in the House of the Seven Gables.

Happy Birthday, Miss Emmerton!

April 21, 2019
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Caroline Osgood Emmerton was born on April 21, 1866 in Salem, Mass. Emmerton grew up in a city that was transitioning from its past as a major shipping port to its future as a manufacturing center for both textiles and the leather industry. George Emmerton, Caroline’s father, worked in the growing chemical industry. The Salem that Caroline grew up in was the Salem of “The Gilded Age,” when advances in machinery led to economic growth, waves of immigration, and tension…

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Samantha of Bewitched at The Gables

Bewitched: A Show, Statue, and Icon

April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The famed television show, Bewitched, filmed a series of episodes in Salem in 1970. Though the crew’s time in Salem was short, the show made a lasting impact. In the episode featuring The House of the Seven Gables, Darrin and Samantha are followed back to their hotel by an enchanted bed warmer. The police are called and Samantha is forced to help Darrin get out of jail. Television and pop culture historian Robert Thompson will talk about Bewitched – as…

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ArtWeek: Instameet

April 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Bring your phone behind the scenes for an Instagrammers morning meetup event at The House of the Seven Gables. This is an ArtWeek event. The 9:45 session is sold out. Limited space remains for the 9:00 session. Space is extremely limited for this event and confirmations will be sent as soon as possible. Click here to reserve your space or email jarrison@7gables.org or call 978-306-7003.

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May 2019

DVD Cover for The Search for General Tso

Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture

May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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“Immigration and Popular Culture” looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich contributions of different immigrant groups have transformed American culture and art. The selected film for May 1 is The Search for General Tso. You can download the program six handout here: Immigration and Popular Culture (PDF) This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here , email erincon@7gables.org or call 978-306-7001. ### Click…

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Member Exclusive: The Punto Urban Art Museum

May 18, 2019
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join the curators of the Punto Urban Art Museum and the North Shore CDC for an outdoor guided tour of the astounding mural art in Salem’s “The Point” neighborhood. This walking tour starts at 10:00 a.m. at the North Shore CDC, located at 96 Lafayette Street, Salem. Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. This tour will cover approximately 1 mile of walking (minimal seating along the way) and will conclude around 11:00 a.m. Please contact Allison at 978-306-7005 or afrench@7gables.org…

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Free admission for veterans: Memorial Day

May 27, 2019
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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As a thank you for service to our country, The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to offer free admission for veterans with military ID on Memorial Day. Active military families receive the military discount with ID during regular operating hours for guided tours. Please contact Dan at 978-306-7012 or info@7gables.org with any questions.

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$10
Emoji collage

How I Became an Emoji Activist (And You Can, Too!)

May 28, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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92% of all people online use emoji. Nearly 50% of Instagram posts contain emoji. The "face with tears of joy" emoji was the 2015 Oxford English Dictionary word-of-the-year. These tiny emotive characters are barely two decades old yet have impacted digital communication in a major way. From their inception to quicken text messaging and their evolution into a representation of life as we know it, emoji are a ubiquitous method of communication across the globe. Jennifer 8. Lee is one…

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June 2019

Exterior view of the Hooper Hathaway House with water well in front on a sunny day.

17th Century Saturdays: June

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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June 1 kicks off the monthly 17th Century Saturdays celebration in Essex County and at The House of the Seven Gables. First-period homes from around the region will be offering special activities all day. The Gables will offer free garden passes on June 1. With the garden pass, you can enjoy Living History Labs in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, and unique shopping in the Museum Store, located in the c.1655 Retire Beckett House. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the…

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A young visitor to The House of the Seven Gables observes rug hooking in action

Arts and Mysteries Revealed: Fiber Arts

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Get your hands into all things fiber!  Join us for an exploration into the historical methods of wool production, hand-sewing, rug-hooking, card weaving and more. These labors will be ongoing during the length of the program. Uncover the secrets and techniques of trades, chores & crafts of the past. Historical trade demonstrations will vary each month. Arts and Mysteries revealed will be scheduled during North of Boston's 17th Century Saturdays. This special programming will be included with your admission to…

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The Great American Road Trip

June 12, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Great American Road Trip is a product of the growth of the interstate highway system. These roads connected people and places for decades and spurred the growth of tourist attractions, motels, highway markers, and fast food in the twentieth century. Dan McNichol is a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning journalist who has just completed the Great American Road Trip in his 1949 Hudson in preparation for his next book. Come to hear about his unique experiences and expert…

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Yoga practice on the Seaside Lawn at The House of the Seven Gables

Sold Out: Summer Solstice Yoga

June 19, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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SOLD OUT! Rebel Yell Yoga will host the second annual Summer Solstice Yoga on our seaside lawn. It will be a magical night with The Chaos Factor and Dark Moon Healing Arts as well! The cost for this event is event is: $40 For more information and to register, click here >> A portion of proceeds from this event will support preservation and education at The Gables.

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End of Year Settlement Celebration

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join The Gables Settlement Association Adult ESL and Citizenship students to celebrate a year of dedication and hard work on acquiring English language proficiency and attaining American Citizenship. RSVP to erincon@7gables.org or call 978-744-0991 x 105.

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$99
Statue of Liberty

Field Trip: The Immigrant Experience in New York City

June 22, 2019 @ 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join our ESL and Citizenship students for a day in New York City learning about the American immigrant experience and celebrating the conclusion of the Becoming American community conversation series. Upon arrival in the city, board a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. At both sites, encounter the experiences of turn-of-the-century immigrants, the effects that they had on their families, and how those shaped their newly adopted homeland. In the afternoon, the group will visit the 9-11…

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July 2019

Fireworks over Salem Harbor

Member Exclusive: Salem Celebrates the Fourth

July 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Make The Gables your Fourth of July destination for breathtaking views and merriment. 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 available from 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM. (Sorry, due to city ordinances no BYOB and no glass containers.) New in 2019: Between 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM, shop at our museum store and save! 20…

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Exterior view of the Hooper Hathaway House with water well in front on a sunny day.

17th Century Saturdays: July

July 6, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Explore an American icon during 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables. Activities include guided tours of the 1668 Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, Living History Labs in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, and unique shopping in the Museum Store, located in the c.1655 Retire Beckett House. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the annual exhibit Pop! Goes The Gables. Check out the offerings for our new Arts and Mysteries Revealed on first Saturdays. Uncover the secrets and techniques of trades,…

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Arts and Mysteries Revealed: Printing and Engraving

July 6, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Uncover the secrets and techniques of trades, chores & crafts of the past. Historical trade demonstrations will vary each month. Join educator Andy Volpe on a fun and informative exploration of the tools and techniques of printing and engraving during the 17th & 18th century.  Ongoing between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Included with admission For questions or additional information contact Dan Marshall at dmarshall@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 101 Arts and Mysteries revealed will be scheduled during North of…

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

July 7, 2019 @ 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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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…

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Hawthorne in Hollywood Film Series Preview

July 7, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Did you know that Nathaniel Hawthorne has over 60 film credits to his name? Hawthorne's work has inspired Hollywood since 1908. Join us at The House of the Seven Gables as we roll out the red carpet and explore three of these films as part of our POP! Goes The Gables exhibition. On July 7, we'll be showing the silent version of The Scarlet Letter (1926) starring the legendary Lillian Gish. Piano accompaniment provided by Peter Krasinski. $10, suggested donation.…

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August 2019

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The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 1, 2019
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The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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Hawthorne in Hollywood

August 1, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Did you know that Nathaniel Hawthorne has over 60 film credits to his name? Hawthorne's work has inspired Hollywood since 1908. Join us at The House of the Seven Gables as we roll out the red carpet and explore three of these films as part of our POP! Goes The Gables exhibition.   Tickets available at store.7gables.org. The POP! pass includes entry, a popcorn, and a soft drink for each film in the series. Single show: $15, $12 members POP!…

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The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 2, 2019
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The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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A young student uses a sextant

The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 3, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until August 11, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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Exterior view of the Hooper Hathaway House with water well in front on a sunny day.

17th Century Saturdays: August

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Celebrate 350 years of stories during 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables. Activities include guided tours of the 1668 Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, Living History Labs in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, and unique shopping in the Museum Store, located in the c.1655 Retire Beckett House. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the annual exhibit Pop! Goes The Gables. Check out the offerings for our new Arts and Mysteries Revealed on first Saturdays. Uncover the secrets and techniques of…

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18th century carpentry demonstration

Arts and Mysteries Revealed

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Do you know how ships found their way before GPS? Come get your hands on some simple navigation activities and find out! Ongoing between 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Arts and Mysteries revealed will be scheduled during North of Boston's 17th Century Saturdays. This special programming will be included with your admission to The Gables. For questions or additional information contact Dan Marshall at dmarshall@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 101  

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The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 4, 2019
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The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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A young student uses a sextant

The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 5, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until August 11, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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A young student uses a sextant

The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 6, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until August 11, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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A young student uses a sextant

The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 7, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until August 11, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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A young student uses a sextant

The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 8, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until August 11, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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2018 Caribbean Connections students and the new Little Free Library at The House of the Seven Gables

Caribbean Connections Celebration/Celebración Conexiones Caribeñas

August 8, 2019 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Come celebrate with the dynamic students from our summer enrichment program, Caribbean Connections, as they re-tell their summer adventures and learning.  Enjoy a puppet theater version of The Red Comb (Juan Picó), a drumming circle with Senegalese artist Mamadou and other fun surprises! To learn more about our Caribbean Connections program, click here.  ** Celebración del programa de verano De La Casa de los Siete Tejados Conexiones Caribeñas   Jueves, agosto 8, 2019 12:30- 2:30pm   Ven a celebrar con…

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The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 9, 2019
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The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 10, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until August 11, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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A young student uses a sextant

The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days

August 11, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 AM, repeating until August 11, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game Families are invited to explore our grounds with map and compass in hand. They will ‘sail’ between different ‘ports’, learning interesting facts along the way. When:  Daily August 1 – 11 from 10:00-6:00   Living History Lab:  Navigation Skills Do you know how ships found their way before GPS?  Come get your hands on some simple navigation…

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$10
Vintage baseball player

The Emerald Diamond: The Influence and Role of the Irish on Baseball’s Development

August 13, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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From the Irish immigrants of the nineteenth century to the women of the World War II era to the array of international talent today, the players on the baseball diamond have been a representation of Americans since the early days of “America’s pastime.” Brian Sheehy, captain of the Essex Base Ball Organization will talk about the Irish and their roles and influences in the growth of baseball in the 19th century. Register Now >> Members: Free Non-Members: $10.00 To reserve your…

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September 2019

$15
Hollywood sign at night

Hawthorne in Hollywood

September 5, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on October 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Did you know that Nathaniel Hawthorne has over 60 film credits to his name? Hawthorne's work has inspired Hollywood since 1908. Join us at The House of the Seven Gables as we roll out the red carpet and explore three of these films as part of our POP! Goes The Gables exhibition.   Tickets available at store.7gables.org. The POP! pass includes entry, a popcorn, and a soft drink for each film in the series. Single show: $15, $12 members POP!…

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Exterior view of the Hooper Hathaway House with water well in front on a sunny day.

17th Century Saturdays: September

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Celebrate 350 years of stories during 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables. Activities include guided tours of the 1668 Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, Living History Labs in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, and unique shopping in the Museum Store, located in the c.1655 Retire Beckett House. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the annual exhibit Pop! Goes The Gables. Check out the offerings for our new Arts and Mysteries Revealed on first Saturdays. Uncover the secrets and techniques of…

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$10
Why Comics book cover

Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere

September 12, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Today Wonder Woman is a globally recognized character and brand. Her character was developed in the Golden Age of Comic Books (c.1930-1950) by William Moulton Marston, a psychologist from Saugus, Massachusetts. In Comics Cavalcade #1, published in December of 1942, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor foil a group of Nazi saboteurs who seek to destroy The House of the Seven Gables. In the course of the adventure, she uses the secret staircase to surprise her foes. In those early days,…

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Taste of The Gables

September 15, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Let's Celebrate! We're feeling especially lucky on this 7th Taste of The Gables We're on a roll...and it just gets better! Join us for a magical night Strolling magician Latin musician Two auctions Exciting raffle Savory morsels Sweet treats Local spirits and craft beers Fun photo booth Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Reservations available NOW! We hope you join us to support our mission to be a welcoming, thriving historic site and community resource that engages people of…

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Picture of new American citizens being sworn in at The House of the Seven Gables

Naturalization Ceremony

September 17, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association in collaboration with USCIS will host a Naturalization Ceremony for new Americans from the region.  This date will culminate the journeys and many roads traveled by these hopeful individuals to officially be ‘named’ Americans; a moment when pride and excitement are palpable. Our Founder’s, Caroline Emmerton, philanthropic nature led her to our Settlement mission supporting and educating new American’s over 100 years ago.  We continue to support our new Americans today through…

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A little girl with a big smile poses inside the Gables

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Gables Settlement hosts the Salem Latino Leadership Coalition to celebrate the culture, heritage, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in our community.   Additional details and a link to RSVP will be posted early summer 2019. Please contact Elsabel at 978-306-7001 or erincon@7gables.org with any questions.

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October 2019

Two girls and a telescope

Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October Wednesdays we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit https://www.hauntedhappenings.org/facts-fun/family-fun. 

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$10
Ghosts

Secure the Shadow: Victorian Spirit and Post-Mortem Photography

October 2, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Early photography had a magical quality, even for those who understood the science behind it. For many in the nineteenth century, the relationship between science and the supernatural was unclear. Sympathetic photographers and charlatans set up a brisk business "securing the shadow," memorializing deceased loved ones or producing images purported to be from beyond the grave. Join local historian Bethany Groff Dorau for illustrated exploration of Victorian photography from the moment of death and beyond. Members: Free Non-Members: $10.00 To…

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$15
Hollywood sign at night

Hawthorne in Hollywood

October 4, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Did you know that Nathaniel Hawthorne has over 60 film credits to his name? Hawthorne's work has inspired Hollywood since 1908. Join us at The House of the Seven Gables as we roll out the red carpet and explore three of these films as part of our POP! Goes The Gables exhibition.   Tickets available at store.7gables.org. The POP! pass includes entry, a popcorn, and a soft drink for each film in the series. Single show: $15, $12 members POP!…

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Member Exclusive: A Day in Concord

October 5, 2019
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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We love Hawthorne’s Salem, but let’s not forget about Hawthorne’s Concord! Join us for a full-day excursion to Concord, MA and retrace some of this historic town’s literary footsteps with two walking tours. Emerson’s Circle walking tour: Explore 1800s Concord and the lives and homes of famous authors, including our very own Nathaniel Hawthorne! Join to learn about how famous and influential people impacted their community and discussed issues such as the Civil War. A bag lunch will be provided…

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Exterior view of the Hooper Hathaway House with water well in front on a sunny day.

17th Century Saturdays: October

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Celebrate 350 years of stories during 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables. Activities include guided tours of the 1668 Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, Living History Labs in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, and unique shopping in the Museum Store, located in the c.1655 Retire Beckett House. Take in the architecture, seaside views, and the annual exhibit Pop! Goes The Gables. Check out the offerings for our new Arts and Mysteries Revealed on first Saturdays. Uncover the secrets and techniques of…

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18th century carpentry demonstration

Arts and Mysteries Revealed

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Uncover the secrets and techniques of trades, chores & crafts of the past. Historical trade demonstrations will vary each month. Arts and Mysteries revealed will be scheduled during North of Boston's 17th Century Saturdays. This special programming will be included with your admission to The Gables.

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Two girls and a telescope

Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 9, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October Wednesdays we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit https://www.hauntedhappenings.org/facts-fun/family-fun. 

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$17
Legacy of the Hanging Judge Photo

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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See how Nathaniel Hawthorne felt about his family's 1692 legacy in this theatrical experience in the home he was born in. Learn about the Salem Witch Trials through the eyes of the author. His own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. Each lasts approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge…

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$17
Spirits of the Gables Imagery

Spirits of The Gables

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. See both Spirits of The Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge and save with a combination ticket!

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$17
Legacy of the Hanging Judge Photo

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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See how Nathaniel Hawthorne felt about his family's 1692 legacy in this theatrical experience in the home he was born in. Learn about the Salem Witch Trials through the eyes of the author. His own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. Each lasts approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge…

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$17
Spirits of the Gables Imagery

Spirits of The Gables

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. See both Spirits of The Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge and save with a combination ticket!

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$17
Legacy of the Hanging Judge Photo

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 13, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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See how Nathaniel Hawthorne felt about his family's 1692 legacy in this theatrical experience in the home he was born in. Learn about the Salem Witch Trials through the eyes of the author. His own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. Each lasts approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge…

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$17
Spirits of the Gables Imagery

Spirits of The Gables

October 13, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. See both Spirits of The Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge and save with a combination ticket!

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Two girls and a telescope

Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October Wednesdays we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit https://www.hauntedhappenings.org/facts-fun/family-fun. 

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$17
Legacy of the Hanging Judge Photo

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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See how Nathaniel Hawthorne felt about his family's 1692 legacy in this theatrical experience in the home he was born in. Learn about the Salem Witch Trials through the eyes of the author. His own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. Each lasts approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge…

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$17
Spirits of the Gables Imagery

Spirits of The Gables

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. See both Spirits of The Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge and save with a combination ticket!

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$17
Legacy of the Hanging Judge Photo

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

See how Nathaniel Hawthorne felt about his family's 1692 legacy in this theatrical experience in the home he was born in. Learn about the Salem Witch Trials through the eyes of the author. His own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. Each lasts approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge…

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$17
Spirits of the Gables Imagery

Spirits of The Gables

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. See both Spirits of The Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge and save with a combination ticket!

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Two girls and a telescope

Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October Wednesdays we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit https://www.hauntedhappenings.org/facts-fun/family-fun. 

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$17
Legacy of the Hanging Judge Photo

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

See how Nathaniel Hawthorne felt about his family's 1692 legacy in this theatrical experience in the home he was born in. Learn about the Salem Witch Trials through the eyes of the author. His own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. Each lasts approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge…

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$17
Spirits of the Gables Imagery

Spirits of The Gables

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. See both Spirits of The Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge and save with a combination ticket!

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$17
Legacy of the Hanging Judge Photo

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

See how Nathaniel Hawthorne felt about his family's 1692 legacy in this theatrical experience in the home he was born in. Learn about the Salem Witch Trials through the eyes of the author. His own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace. Each lasts approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. If you want to see both Legacy of the Hanging Judge…

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$17
Spirits of the Gables Imagery

Spirits of The Gables

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. See both Spirits of The Gables and Legacy of the Hanging Judge and save with a combination ticket!

Find out more »
Two girls and a telescope

Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables

October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
+ Google Map

Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October Wednesdays we'll offer our family navigation game--free with paid admission.   From 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. up to two kids (17 and under) are admitted for free with every full-priced adult ticket purchased.   For more information about family fun in Salem, visit https://www.hauntedhappenings.org/facts-fun/family-fun. 

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November 2019

The dining room table in the gables is set for the holidays

It Starts With Me Thanksgiving Drive

November 1, 2019 - November 22, 2019
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables is partnering with It Starts With Me to help provide Thanksgiving dinners to over 400 families on the North Shore. Drop off your donations to our Visitor Center during operating hours (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and receive a coupon for a 10% discount in our Museum Store--good for any time in the month of November. The Gables will be collecting November 1 - 22. The House of the Seven Gables is accepting ONLY…

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Elizabeth Montgomery Bewitched

Pop Culture-Inspired Meetup and Writing Event

November 10, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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It's November--and that means it's NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Learn more about the challenge and launch your novel at nanowrimo.org. Join The Witch City Writers whether you are participating in NaNoWriMo or not. We will meet, introduce ourselves, and then write as much as we can in two hours. We hope…

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A view of Salem Harbor from the Kids Cove ship hull

Free admission for veterans: Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2019
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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As a thank you for service to our country, The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to offer free admission for veterans with military id on Veteran's Day. Active military families receive the military discount with id during regular operating hours for guided tours. Please contact Dan at 978-306-7012 or info@7gables.org with any questions.

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1904 Upton Christmas tree homage at The Gables

Four Centuries of Christmas Tours

November 29, 2019 - December 31, 2019
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Walk the halls of a house that has stood the test of time to witness the changing nature of the holidays over the years. During the holiday season, experience the history of Christmas in New England. One of our professional guides will lead you through the mansion, adorned with holiday decorations, and share the history of the holiday over the last four centuries. This special tour is part of the guided tour experience. Click here for full details about pricing and…

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Pinecones and candleholders for sale in the gables museum store

Small Business Saturday at The Gables

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Shop local! Shop small! Support preservation and education! Join us on Small Business Saturday and find the perfect gift for the history enthusiast, literary fan, or Salem fanatic in your life! We'll be offering samples of our famous, warmed Wassail that you can enjoy while you shop in the quaint 1665 Retire Beckett House. You can also save 10% off all sales over $10.

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December 2019

$10
Classics Illustrated Lecture Image

The House of the Seven Gables: An Illustrated Classic

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Jack Butterworth, the owner of one of the largest collections of comic art in New England, will share some insider stories behind the two comic book versions of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel “The House of Seven Gables” Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at the House of Seven Gables. A Salem resident, Butterworth is a former newspaper reporter and former occasional comic book writer as well as a collector. He became a serious comic book enthusiast in 1974 in the exciting…

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Holidays at The Gables Museum Store

Member-Exclusive: Holiday Shopping Event

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Gables members are invited to shop for everyone on your list at our new holiday shopping event. All members receive a 25% discount in the Museum Store and will enjoy wassail and refreshments. Take in the beauty of the season with a first-floor holiday tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion. This event is exclusively for members. We invite you to join us! RSVP to mduppenthaler@7gables.org

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The hopes and dreams of ESL students

Settlement Holiday Celebration

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Due to weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 19!   Join our ESL and Citizenship students for a diverse celebration of holiday traditions from around the world. We ask that each guest contribute a small dish that represents a family or cultural tradition. We'll have a hot chocolate bar and gingerbread decorating. Click here to RSVP.   Únase a nuestros estudiantes de ESL y Ciudadanía para una celebración diversa de las tradiciones navideñas de todo el…

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January 2020

Free
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Member Exclusive: Test a Tour

January 17 @ 12:00 AM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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We've spent the last year updating how we share our stories at The House of the Seven Gables and are ready to reveal our brand-new house tour. Members are welcome to be the first to check it out and share your feedback with our staff. The only prerequisite is that you have joined us for a tour in the past 5 years. Available times are 2:00 - 3:00 and 3:30 - 4:30. Please click here to RSVP.  

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Test a Tour

January 18
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The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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We've spent the last year updating how we share our stories at The House of the Seven Gables and are ready to reveal our brand-new house tour. Be among the first to check it out and share your feedback with our staff. The only prerequisite is that you have joined us for a tour in the past 5 years. Tours are available 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 12:30. Free. Click here to select the date and time you'd like…

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January 19
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One event on January 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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We've spent the last year updating how we share our stories at The House of the Seven Gables and are ready to reveal our brand-new house tour. Be among the first to check it out and share your feedback with our staff. The only prerequisite is that you have joined us for a tour in the past 5 years. Tours are available 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 12:30. Free. Click here to select the date and time you'd like…

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The House of the Seven Gables after a snowstorm - exterior image

Welcome Home Cape Ann

January 19 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Cape Ann residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003. Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/19: Cape Ann 1/26: Beverly 2/2: Hamilton-Wenham 2/9: Ipswich 2/23:…

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A snowman on the well at The House of the Seven Gables

Welcome Home Beverly

January 26 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Beverly residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003. Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/19: Cape Ann 1/26: Beverly 2/2: Hamilton-Wenham 2/9: Ipswich 2/23: Tri-Town…

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February 2020

Free
Snow covering the House of the Seven Gables in the winter of 2015.

Welcome Home Hamilton-Wenham

February 2 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Hamilton-Wenham residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003. Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/19: Cape Ann 1/26: Beverly 2/2: Hamilton-Wenham 2/9: Ipswich 2/23: Tri-Town…

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$10
Students and teacher at The Immigrant Learning Center in Malden

The Founding of the Immigrant Learning Center

February 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Diane Portnoy is the founder and CEO of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. in Malden, MA as well as the author of Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts. Ms. Portnoy will talk about the founding of her organization that now serves hundreds of local immigrants and refugees in the Greater Boston area. She'll be sharing her career highlights, challenges, and her own story of becoming a US Citizen. $10; Free for Gables' members. Click here to get tickets. Enterprising Women: The 19th…

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Ice Sculpture outside of The House of the Seven Gables

Salem’s So Sweet

February 8
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Celebrate Salem’s So Sweet at The House of the Seven Gables with a day of festive events. Ice Sculpture Viewing: Sculptures will be installed around Salem through the day on February 8. We are thrilled to partner with Ye Olde Pepper Companie again this year. Be sure to stop by and check out our sculpture.  Check out Salem Main Streets for all of the details >>  Free Grounds Passes: Download our audio tour and enjoy a stroll around our snowy…

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Winter image of The House of the Seven Gables

Welcome Home Ipswich

February 9 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Ipswich residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003. Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/19: Cape Ann 1/26: Beverly 2/2: Hamilton-Wenham 2/9: Ipswich 2/23: Tri-Town…

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February Vacation Fun: Constructing History

February 15 - February 23
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Come in out of the cold and explore how they built houses in Colonial Massachusetts at The House of the Seven Gables. What worked best? What failed? How did they learn from their mistakes? Put on your thinking cap AND hard hat as you… - Learn about the tools of the trade and which materials they used most. - Experiment with different construction techniques at each of our hands-on stations using popular building toys. - Fold and decorate your own…

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Welcome Home Tri-Town

February 23 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003. Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/19: Cape Ann 1/26: Beverly 2/2: Hamilton-Wenham 2/9:…

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March 2020

Winter image of The House of the Seven Gables

Welcome Home Danvers

March 1 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Danvers residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003. Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/19: Cape Ann 1/26: Beverly 2/2: Hamilton-Wenham 2/9: Ipswich 2/23: Tri-Town…

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The House of the Seven Gables with snow

Welcome Home Peabody

March 8 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming residents to be a part of community tours of the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free for Peabody residents with valid i.d. For more information, call 978-306-7003. Other Welcome Home Days include: 1/19: Cape Ann 1/26: Beverly 2/2: Hamilton-Wenham 2/9: Ipswich 2/23: Tri-Town…

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July 2020

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Sold Out: The Life and Work of Lydia Pinkham

July 1 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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This event is sold out. Registered attendees: please check your email for Zoom login information. A reminder will be sent out before the lecture on July 1. ----------- Local historian Irene Axelrod will share the incredible tale of the life of Lydia Pinkham and her role as an international enterprising woman. Irene will be presenting live from The House of the Seven Gables so that attendees may enjoy this event from the comfort of home. $10; Free for Gables' members.…

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Yoga practice on the Seaside Lawn at The House of the Seven Gables

Full Moon Yoga

July 6 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join Chrissy of Wild Sea Wellness for the first full moon of the summer on July 6th (buck moon in Capricorn) at the House of the Seven Gables in Salem MA! A portion of proceeds from the class will support ongoing programs and preservation. Please note that because of COVID-19 in-person yoga practice, even outdoors, is dependent on state guidelines and policies adopted by the House of the Seven Gables. At this time we are offering two options: an online…

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$15

Member Exclusive: Seaside Soiree (SOLD OUT)

July 23 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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This event is sold out. Escape your home for a lovely summer evening on the seaside lawn at The House of the Seven Gables. Enjoy an evening of wine, cheese, and socially distanced mingling with members on our seaside lawn. A tour of the gardens and grounds will be offered. This 21+ event is for current members and will include those covered by the membership (i.e. Individual membership admits one). The registration link will be emailed on June 17. Not…

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