The House of the Seven Gables museum was packed to the brim this past Monday with those intrigued by Salem’s fascinating history. The audience included students who had taken classes in Emmerton’s settlement house in the 1940s, tour guides who had been employed at the house in the 1970s, and other curious North Shore residents ready to listen to new stories of the museum’s unique history.

They were gathered to celebrate the launch of the new House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association book Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables, written by the Gables’ own Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook, and published by Arcadia Publishing.

The new book is a wonderful collection of details, stories, and images ranging from the mid 19th century – during the Horace Connelly ownership of the property – to the 1960s. These previously unshared images invite a look into new details of the museum’s history, shedding light on historical tidbits that haven’t yet made their way into the House of the Seven Gables’ regular tours.

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Next year, the House of the Seven Gables will be celebrating its 350 year anniversary, and will mark this momentous occasion with a year long series of events and program worthy of this remarkable achievement.

Images from America: The House of the Seven Gables can be purchased at the House of the Seven Gables gift shop or directly from Arcadia Publishing.

See the full set of images here



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