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February 2017

Constructing History at The Gables

February 18 @ 11:00 am - February 26 @ 3:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Come in out of the cold and explore how they built houses in Colonial Massachusetts at The House of the Seven Gables.  What worked best?  What failed? How did they learn from their mistakes? Put on your thinking cap and your hard hat as you… Learn about the tools of the trade and which materials they used most. Experiment with different construction techniques at each of our hands-on stations using popular building toys. Fold and decorate your own paper house…

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What Does it Mean to Be a Sanctuary City?

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Braden Paynter of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience will moderate a discussion with local city officials including Mayor Kimberley Driscoll of Salem, Councilor Josh Zakim of Boston, and Councilor James Cote from Newton. Their topic will be the pros and cons of sanctuary cities. Local leaders will talk about their decision-making process as they considered the sanctuary designation for their cities. Community Conversations are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. If you have questions about…

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Welcome Home, Danvers!

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

New for 2017, The House of the Seven Gables will be welcoming members from our surrounding communities by offering free admission for a guided tour with valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Danvers Residents with valid i.d.: Free

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March 2017

From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short History of Labor in the United States

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

Join The House of the Seven Gables for the kickoff lecture in the Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series. A.B. Chitty and Priscilla Murolo will present their books, From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States. The book tackles the perception of “good jobs leaving the United States,” and the fact that many of these jobs weren’t good until they were union jobs. The work also looks at the connections…

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Salem Women’s History Day at The House of the Seven Gables

March 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

The House of the Seven Gables will commemorate Salem Women’s History Day with a special women’s history tour and two lectures with speakers from the Partnership of Historic Bostons. Space is limited for all events and registration is suggested. 12:30 – 1:15 pm: Women’s History Tour of The Gables—Free for Salem residents and members; Regular admission applies to all others. 1:30 – 2:30 pm: The Hidden Domestic Lives of Puritan Women: When you read the spiritual narratives of 17th-century Puritan…

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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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Exhibit Opening: Four Centuries of Life and Labor at The House of the Seven Gables

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

Be amongst the first to see the newest exhibit, Life and Labor over Four Centuries at The House of the Seven Gables. Join Gables staff and the exhibition committee to learn about the role of work on the National Historic Landmark District museum campus since 1668. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot for this event please CLICK HERE. For more information email…

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A World of Work: Daily Life and Labor in Seventeenth-Century Salem

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Daily life in early colonial America was marked by hard labor for most. From shipwrights to fishermen to farmers, work meant survival. Everyone in the family had a job to fulfill. Join Emerson Baker, professor of history at Salem State University, to learn about life in the earliest days of colonial Salem. Emerson "Tad" Baker is a professor of History at Salem State University.  He is the award-winning author of many works on the history of and archaeology of early…

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May 2017

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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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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