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April 2017

Life & Labor Over Four Centuries at The Gables

April 7 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

You are invited to explore Life and Labor over Centuries at The House of the Seven Gables in 2017. The Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series will welcome authors from around the country to speak on topics that relate to work and how it has impacted American culture. . The popular Community Conversation series will open up dialogue about the impact of labor on modern American immigrants. Besides these signature programs, Gables staff will be offering themed tours, family programs,…

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Living History Labs for April Vacation: Caroline Emmerton’s 1916 Settlement

April 15 @ 11:00 am - April 23 @ 3:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

In 1916, Caroline Emmerton’s Settlement House served the immigrant families living in the neighborhood of the museum.  The children often attended classes that taught household and industrial skills like cooking, woodworking, sewing and gardening.  They and other family members also joined theatrical, musical, and athletic clubs offered through Emmerton’s charity. Come join us April 15th – 23rd from 11:00 to 3:00 for our Living History Labs, featuring hands-on activities based off these Settlement House programs of the early 20th century. …

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May 2017

I Am Joan Sullivan: A Theatrical Experience

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - May 7 @ 3:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

In I Am Joan Sullivan, meet the former Irish Catholic indentured servant of merchant John Turner, who built The House of the Seven Gables in 1668, and her new master, turbulent Quaker merchant Thomas Maule, as she sues for her freedom from his alleged abuse. Explore the trials of a young immigrant woman with little to no agency in America where she was considered a second class citizen because of her ethnicity, gender, and faith, long before the immigrant struggle…

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New England Bound

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Dr. Wendy Warren of Princeton University will be presenting about her book, New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America. Her work explores the experience of chattel bondage in seventeenth-century New England, illuminating the deadly symbiosis between slavery and colonization in the Atlantic World. A book signing will follow the lecture in our Museum Store. Wendy Warren is Assistant Professor of History; Philip and Beulah Rollins Bicentennial Preceptor at Princeton University. Dr. Warren specializes in the history of colonial…

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What Health Dangers Do Immigrant Laborers Face in the Landscaping Industry?

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Jeanne Kempthorne, an attorney mediator and founder of the Good Neighbor Mediation Project in Salem, will be joined by Jamie Banks, executive director of Quiet Communities, Inc., and Rick Reibstein, an environmental lawyer and law professor, to talk about the exposure of immigrant labor to harmful pollutants and noise in the landscaping industry. Prof. Reibstein will also address other environmental pollutants, including lead, pesticides, and mold, that affect immigrant and low-income communities. Community Conversations are free and open to the…

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Member Exclusive: Lunch on the Lawn

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Pack a picnic and bring along some friends to enjoy a late spring picnic at The House of the Seven Gables. We’ll have lawn games, trivia, and music to enjoy. This event is free for members and their guests. Let us know you are joining us. To RSVP, please CLICK HERE, email alyssa@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 109. If you are not a member of The House of the Seven Gables, CLICK HERE to learn more.

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June 2017
$60.00

A Festival of Food

June 3 @ 1:50 pm - 5:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

*Please note the change of date for this event to June 3. This special Salem Food Tours event will start with a 17th-century food demonstration at the House of the Seven Gables and will continue through the city enjoying the many events of the Salem Arts Festival while enjoying samples of food and beverages from some of the finest establishments in town. Proceeds from the tour will benefit preservation and education programs at The House of the Seven Gables. $60.00…

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“Judge Ye Weather Or Noe I Hadent Ort To Be Set At Liberty”: Essex County Freedom Suits in Revolutionary Massachusetts

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Jeanne Pickering, a Master’s student at Salem State College, will review how slavery's gradual ending in revolutionary Massachusetts began with lawsuits for freedom filed by enslaved people in Essex County prior to the War. As Patriots agitated for their liberty from British Imperial rule, enslaved laborers argued to protect themselves and their families from the disruption of enslavement. Jeanne Pickering is a graduate student in history at Salem State University, finishing her Masters thesis on the Essex County freedom suits.…

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June 26 - July 2
Salem Country Club,
133 Forest Street
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to support this once-in-a-lifetime local event! Consider attending the US Senior Open at the historic Salem Country Club.

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August 2017

“This Gallant Crew:” The Builders, Sailors, Marines, and Preservationists of USS Constitution, America’s Ship of State

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

For nearly 150 of her 220-year career, USS Constitution has called Boston her homeport.  From the building of the massive frigate in Boston’s North End, to manning the ship with sailors and Marines through “houses of rendezvous” in the city, to her repairs after battle at the Charlestown Navy Yard, the life of “Old Ironsides” has been inextricably entwined with Boston.  This illustrated presentation will review the building of Constitution, the service of U.S. Navy sailors and Marines in the…

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