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March 2017

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: Life & Labor Over Four Centuries at The 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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Caroline Emmerton’s 1920 Gables Tour

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The House of the Seven Gables,
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

On Caroline Emmerton’s 151st birthday, join local historian Irene Axelrod as she portrays Miss Emmerton and takes you on “her” tour of The House of the Seven Gables. This special tour has been crafted using information from Emmerton’s 1920-era handwritten tour script and will share the past stories of our organization as well today’s updates to the history. Members: Free Non-Members: $14.00 To reserve your spot for this tour please CLICK HERE, email groups@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

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May 2017

I Am Joan Sullivan: A Theatrical Experience

May 5 @ 6:00 am - 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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