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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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January 2019

Wednesday, Jan 16
Becoming American: Promise and Prejudice
6:00 pm

“Promise and Prejudice” explores the tension – historic and current – between Americans’ acceptance of immigrants, including the celebration of their own immigrant heritage, versus…

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February 2019

Wednesday, Feb 6
Becoming American: Identity and Acculturation
6:00 pm

“Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation” looks at how immigrants react and adjust to living in a new country and culture, and how they bridge…

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Saturday, Feb 9
Salem’s So Sweet at The Gables
10:00 am

Celebrate Salem’s So Sweet at The House of the Seven Gables with a day of festive events. – Ice Sculpture Viewing: Sculptures will be installed…

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Saturday, Feb 16
Constructing History at The Gables
11:00 am

Join us for February School Vacation week with a tour of The House of the Seven Gables and our special hands-on history program. Explore how…

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March 2019

Wednesday, Mar 6
Becoming American: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work
6:00 pm

“Help Wanted? Immigration and Work” looks at the economic side of immigration, chronicling the essential part immigrant labor has played in building America, as well…

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Sunday, Mar 24
Salem Women’s History Day at The Gables
12:30 pm

The House of the Seven Gables will commemorate Salem Women’s History Day by sharing the hidden histories of women at our site and around the…

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April 2019

Wednesday, Apr 3
Becoming American: Family and Community
6:00 pm

“Family and Community” explores how family ties and community institutions have played an essential role in successful migration and adaptation to American life. The selected…

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Friday, Apr 5
Pop! Goes the Gables Exhibit Opening
5:00 pm

Our 2019 exhibit will explore how Hawthorne’s novel and our 1668 mansion have influenced pop culture over the centuries. Light snacks and a cash bar…

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Thursday, Apr 11
Astral Weeks
6:30 pm

A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many…

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Saturday, Apr 13
Miss Emmerton’s 1916 Settlement House
11:00 am

April marks the birthday of the founder of The House of the Seven Gables, Caroline Emmerton. She restored The House of the Seven Gables, opened…

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Sunday, Apr 21
Happy Birthday, Miss Emmerton!
10:00 am

Caroline Osgood Emmerton was born on April 21, 1866 in Salem, Mass. Emmerton grew up in a city that was transitioning from its past as…

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Wednesday, Apr 24
Bewitched: A Show, Statue, and Icon
6:30 pm

The famed television show, Bewitched, filmed a series of episodes in Salem in 1970. Though the crew’s time in Salem was short, the show made…

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Sunday, Apr 28
ArtWeek: Instameet at The Gables
9:00 am

Bring your phone behind the scenes for an Instagrammers morning meetup event at The House of the Seven Gables. This is an ArtWeek event. There are…

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May 2019

Wednesday, May 1
Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture
6:00 pm

“Immigration and Popular Culture” looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich…

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Tuesday, May 28
How I Became an Emoji Activist (And You Can, Too!)
6:30 pm

92% of all people online use emoji. Nearly 50% of Instagram posts contain emoji. The “face with tears of joy” emoji was the 2015 Oxford…

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June 2019

Saturday, Jun 1
17th Century Saturdays
10:00 am

June 1 kicks off the monthly 17th Century Saturdays celebration in Essex County and at The House of the Seven Gables. First period homes from…

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Saturday, Jun 1
Art & Mysteries Revealed: Fiber Arts
10:00 am

Get your hands into all things fiber! Join The House of the Seven Gables for an exploration into the historical methods of wool production, hand-sewing,…

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Saturday, Jun 8
‘The Art of Wine’ Grand Wine Tasting
5:00 pm

From the Georgian countryside of 8,000 years ago to the gleaming wineries of today we will explore the varied styles and flavors of civilizations oldest…

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Wednesday, Jun 12
The Great American Road Trip
6:30 pm

The Great American Road Trip is a product of the growth of the interstate highway system. These roads connected people and places for decades and…

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Wednesday, Jun 19
Summer Solstice Yoga
6:30 pm

Join Rebel Yell Yoga and The Chaos Factor for another amazing Summer Solstice filled with yoga, herbalism, and magick on the ocean lawn of The…

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July 2019

Saturday, Jul 6
1630’s Printing Demo at The House of the Seven Gables
10:00 am

Today’s rabble rousers, insurrectionists and politicians use Twitter to get the message out. Back in Revolutionary times, they used engraving tools, acid, ink and copper…

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Sunday, Jul 7
Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of “The House of the Seven Gables”
7:00 am

Starting at 7:00 AM on Sunday, July 7th, and running until about 7:00 PM that evening, Salem Maritime National Historic Site and The House of…

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Sunday, Jul 7
Hawthorne in Hollywood Film Series Preview
7:30 pm

Did you know that Nathaniel Hawthorne has over 60 film credits to his name? Hawthorne’s work has inspired Hollywood since 1908. Join us at The…

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Saturday, Jul 13
Living History Labs at The House of the Seven Gables
11:00 am

Play both scientist and historian by getting your hands and minds on some fun and engaging experiences from the past. Learn more at 7Gables.org.

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August 2019

Thursday, Aug 1
The Gables Celebrates Salem Heritage Days
10:00 am

During Salem Heritage Days, we are offering various programs which highlight the museum’s connections to our city’s maritime history. The Family Navigation Game: Families are…

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Thursday, Aug 1
Hawthorne in Hollywood Film Series
6:30 pm

Did you know that Nathaniel Hawthorne has over 60 film credits to his name? Hawthorne’s work has inspired Hollywood since 1908. Join us at The…

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Tuesday, Aug 13
The Emerald Diamond: The Influence & Role of the Irish on Baseball’s Development
6:30 pm

From the Irish immigrants of the nineteenth century to the women of the World War II era to the array of international talent today, the…

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September 2019

Thursday, Sep 12
Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere
6:30 pm

Today Wonder Woman is a globally recognized character and brand. Her character was developed in the Golden Age of Comic Books (c.1930-1950) by William Moulton…

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Sunday, Sep 15
Taste of the Gables
4:00 pm

Let’s Celebrate! The House of the Seven Gables is feeling especially lucky on this 7th Taste of The Gables! We’re on a roll… and it…

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Tuesday, Sep 17
Naturalization Ceremony
12:00 pm

The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association in collaboration with USCIS will host a Naturalization Ceremony for new Americans from the region. This date…

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