Museums Celebrate Women’s History Day

The House of the Seven Gables joins the City of Salem in celebrating the notable roles women have played in the region’s history. Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll proclaimed March 24, 2019, Salem Women’s History Day. Special programs will be held at The House of the Seven Gables, the Phillips House Museum and the Witch House.

Women's History Day

The House of the Seven Gables, the Phillips House Museum, and the Witch House celebrate Women’s History Month on March 24. This portrait was taken in Salem in 1904 in the North End.


The House of the Seven Gables

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 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 – 3:00 p.m. The Hidden History of Boston

Boston is one of America’s most historic cities, but it has quite a bit of unseen past. Riotous mobs celebrated their hatred of the pope in an annual celebration called Pope’s Night during the colonial era. A centuries-long turf war played out on the streets of quiet Chinatown, ending in the massacre of five men in a back alley in 1991. William Monroe Trotter published the Boston Guardian, an independent African American newspaper, and was a beacon of civil rights activism at the turn of the century. Author and historian

Dina Vargo shines a light into the cobwebbed corners of Boston’s hidden history with a review of these stories and the role of women in Boston’s hidden history.

Book signing to follow in the Museum Store.

3:30 – 4:15 Women’s history focused tour of The Gables

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Phillips House Museum

Join the Phillips House staff for a day of special guided tours focusing on the role of women at 34 Chestnut Street through the years.

Tours are available on the half-hour. Last tour departs at 3:00 p.m.

Please call 978-744-0440 for more information or buy tickets online ($5).

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Witch House

In the year 1619 the great sachem Nanepeshemet lost his life and his widow assumed control of his territories which included modern day Salem. The Corwin House/Witch House has developed an exhibit to celebrate this woman known only to us as “Squaw Sachem”. Admission to the Witch House is free to locals.

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