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House of the Seven Gables

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115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
978-744-0991 http://www.7gables.org

Discover the many surprises in The House of the Seven Gables. Admission also includes Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace, waterfront views, and a unique museum store.

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July 2018

Saturday, Jul 21
Living History Labs at the Gables
10:30 am

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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Saturday, Jul 21
Hawthorne 101 and Photo Hunt
10:30 am

Confused by some of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s verbose vocab? The Witch City Writers will give you a download of the language of 1851 by looking at passages from The…

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Thursday, Jul 26
The History of Salem’s Black Picnic
6:00 pm

Join Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and local community leaders on an engaging Community Conversation on the History of the Salem Black Picnic, also known as “Negro…

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August 2018

Wednesday, Aug 1
Salem Heritage Days at the Gables
10:00 am

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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Saturday, Aug 4
Gables Fest: Celebrating 350 Years of Stories and Songs
4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables. Over the course of the day, you will be taken on…

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Sunday, Aug 5
Sea Shanties & A Colonial Sailor’s Life with Mike Welch
10:00 am

Join educator Mike Welch for a sea shanty or two, as he teaches you about the lives and labors of 18th century sailors. Included with…

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Saturday, Aug 11
Working Horn with Chuck Walker
10:00 am

Join educator Chuck Walker as he shares the arts and mysteries of working with horn.  This staple material was used throughout the colonial period to…

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September 2018

Saturday, Sep 22
Layers of Paint, Layers of History
10:00 am

Christine Thomson is a local conservator whose specialty is paint analysis. This scientific technique is used in historic buildings to help with restoration work and…

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October 2018

Wednesday, Oct 3
Deliver Us from Evil: Counter-Magic in Early New England
6:30 pm

Emerson W. Baker of the Salem State University History Department will talk about why folk magic was far more common in colonial New England than…

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Friday, Oct 5
Legacy of the Hanging Judge
8:00 pm

In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England community. “Legacy of the Hanging Judge” replays the events in the words…

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Friday, Oct 5
Spirits of the Gables
8:00 pm

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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Wednesday, Oct 10
Wicked Wednesdays at The Gables
10:00 am

Join us on Wednesdays in October for wicked good family fun at The House of the Seven Gables! On October 10, 17 and 24 we’ll…

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November 2018

Saturday, Nov 3
Famous First Lines
10:30 am

“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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