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Colonial Classics: Onion Soup Fit for a Royal Governor

From The House of the Seven Gables Royal governor John Wentworth may have had to flee Portsmouth, N.H., in the…

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Annual Gables’ fundraiser with auction set for Sept. 12

From The House of the Seven Gables Anyone making plans during the time of the pandemic has learned how easily…

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Meet The Member: Essex Heritage

Interviewee: Cheri Grishin (She/her), Marketing & Engagement Manager And Ryan Conary (He/him), Manager Of Events And Programs In your words……

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A discussion of Hawthorne’s short fiction at the House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Gables invites readers to gather virtually and share thoughts on three of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short fiction…

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Recognizing Historic Black Excellence in Salem with “Women Justice Seekers,” This is Not a Bill

By Joey Phoenix  Everyone knows about Salem’s Witch History, but few realize the significance of its anti-slavery connection with its…

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House of the Seven Gables Restarts House and Grounds Tours April 2

From The House of the Seven Gables The House of the Seven Gables — the historic seaside mansion built by…

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Salem, PEM Announce Partnership for New Charter Street Cemetery Welcome Center

From The City of Salem The City of Salem and the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announce that the Museum’s historic…

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First Annual Salem Ancestry Days will Feature Four Days of Programming April 30-May 3

The first annual Salem Ancestry Days weekend will begin with a land blessing by members of the Massachusett tribe and…

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The city’s cultural institutions offer many special programs to commemorate Women’s History Day in Salem

From the House of the Seven Gables Salem’s mayor, Kimberley Driscoll, states in her Women’s History Day proclamation that the…

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In American Waters Casts New Light on Our Relationship with the Sea

From the Peabody Essex Museum This May, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts In American Waters, a painting exhibition that reframes and…

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