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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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June 2017

17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

During 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four centuries of history at our National Historic Landmark District site. Enjoy a guided tour of the famed House of the Seven Gables followed by a Living History Lab in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House. Our Museum Store is located in the c. 1655 Retire Beckett House—thought to be one of Salem’s oldest homes. Enjoy an audio tour or just a quiet stroll…

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$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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July 2017

17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

During 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four centuries of history at our National Historic Landmark District site. Enjoy a guided tour of the famed House of the Seven Gables followed by a Living History Lab in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House. Our Museum Store is located in the c. 1655 Retire Beckett House—thought to be one of Salem’s oldest homes. Enjoy an audio tour or just a quiet stroll…

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Living History Labs

July 1 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 4:30 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

July 1-October 29 Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-1:00 & 2:00-4:30 What was it like to write a letter with a quill?  What did people eat in 1668?  What chores did they do?  Find out this summer and autumn in our Living History Lab at The House of the Seven Gables.  Every weekend starting July 1 through October 29, guests will play both scientist and historian by getting their hands and minds on some fun and engaging experiences from the past.  Some…

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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 - 7:00 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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17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables

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

During 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four centuries of history at our National Historic Landmark District site. Enjoy a guided tour of the famed House of the Seven Gables followed by a Living History Lab in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House. Our Museum Store is located in the c. 1655 Retire Beckett House—thought to be one of Salem’s oldest homes. Enjoy an audio tour or just a quiet stroll…

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September 2017

17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

During 17th Century Saturdays at The House of the Seven Gables, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in four centuries of history at our National Historic Landmark District site. Enjoy a guided tour of the famed House of the Seven Gables followed by a Living History Lab in the 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House. Our Museum Store is located in the c. 1655 Retire Beckett House—thought to be one of Salem’s oldest homes. Enjoy an audio tour or just a quiet stroll…

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