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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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May 2019

Saturday, May 18
Gedney’s Hidden History: A Neighborhood Walking Tour
1:00 pm

During the first half of the twentieth century, Salem’s High, Endicott, and Gedney Streets supported a thriving community of Italian immigrants. Historic New England’s Gedney…

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June 2019

Saturday, Jun 15
Gedney’s Hidden History: A Neighborhood Walking Tour
10:00 am

During the first half of the twentieth century, Salem’s High, Endicott, and Gedney Streets supported a thriving community of Italian immigrants. Historic New England’s Gedney…

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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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