Famous First Lines

“Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points…

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The Colonial Kitchen: Food Without Fire

There was a lot of baking, boiling and roasting in a colonial kitchen. However, not everything needed flames. Come lend a hand to some fireless…

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Spirits of the Gables

Discover one of New England’s most iconic houses and enjoy this charming National Historic Landmark site in a unique and enchanting way during the month…

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“Empresses of China’s Forbidden City” Opens at the Peabody Essex Museum

This exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty –…

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Salem Heritage Days at the Gables

Visit The House of the Seven Gables during Salem’s Heritage Days Celebration. Family programming will include craft demonstrations, our Living History Labs, and the Family…

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Living History Labs at the Gables

Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about…

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Historical Carpentry with Mike Welch

Join educator Mike Welch on a fun and informative exploration of the tools and techniques of woodworking during the 18th century. Ongoing between 10:00-4:00. Included…

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“T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America” at the Peabody Essex Museum

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America at the Peabody Essex Museum celebrates the life and work of one of the most influential Native American artists…

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Spend Labor Day Weekend in Salem, Massachusetts

Fall may be just around the corner but there is still time to catch up on our favorite summertime activities this Labor Day weekend in…

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The History Buff’s Guide to Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, Massachusetts is a history lover’s paradise. With colonial and maritime history, and the history of the Salem Witch Trials, along with spectacular architecture dating…

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Summertime Day-Trip Itinerary to Salem from Boston

Looking for day-trip ideas from Boston? Salem is located just 16 miles north of the city, making it a convenient and memorable day-trip to take…

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“Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style” at the Peabody Essex Museum

  Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style, the latest exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, details the design and technical sides of these grand vessels…

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“Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” at the Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum’s latest exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, is an exploration into over 300 pairs of shoes through their varied histories, cultural significance,…

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The Work of Rodin Interpreted in Dance

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and BoSoma Dance Company present 101 days of modern gestural performance in the museum’s headlining exhibition, Rodin: Transforming Sculpture. Dancers…

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