The Scarlet Letter(s): The Life and Loves of Nathaniel Hawthorne Virtual Tour
July 6 @ 8:00 pm
Join us for The Scarlet Letter(s): The Life and Loves of Nathaniel Hawthorne Virtual Tour on Monday, July 6 at 8 pm. The cost is $7.50. You only need to purchase one ticket but several people can watch with you.
Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1805 in Salem, Massachusetts and is a direct descendant of Judge John Hathorne, the “hanging judge” during the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials. Hawthorne was 4 years old when his dad was lost at sea and was very much introverted. He was a brooding and pensive fellow who attended Bowdoin College. He had a small group of friends and exchanged letters with so many (no email then).
Upon his death, he asked his friends and family to destroy all personal letters between them. Few did. Many letters survive to this day, revealing the true nature of one of our greatest American authors.
Veteran Tour guide Bob Gautreau will perform as Hawthorne and will regale you with stories of his life and will read from letters he wrote and received. Hawthorne’s letters reveal his opinions and thoughts of people – good, bad and amusing – via his sharp tongue and rapier wit.
The event is live but we will show you locations around Salem, Massachusetts via virtual background and screen shares. Tickets are available at the link. Once you purchase, you will receive instructions and information on how to log in the evening of the tour. You only need to purchase one ticket per computer, iPad, phone, TV or other device and several people can watch with you.