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Gedney House

Salem shipwright Eleazer Gedney built the earliest portion of the Gedney House in 1665. The house is significant not only for its framing, but also for its evidence of early decorative finishes in the hall chamber and parlor. Three successive color schemes, the earliest of which is believed to date to the house’s construction, were discovered in the hall chamber. This evidence was preserved by the addition of plaster ceilings, beam casings, and paneled walls by the mid-eighteenth century.

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October 2019

Saturday, Oct 26
Classic Poems for All Hallows’ Eve
7:00 pm

Enjoy a curated selection of classic poems about ghosts, goblins , spirits, and All Hallows’ Eve, dramatically presented in a seventeenth-century shipbuilder’s house by lantern…

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