Naturalization ceremony to be held at The Gables September 17

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House of the Seven Gables’ Executive Director Kara McLaughlin congratulates a new U.S. citizen at last year’s Naturalization Ceremony. Citizenship to be granted on Constitution Day SALEM — At noon on Tuesday, September 17, a group of North Shore residents will become naturalized United States citizens. They have spent months of study and preparation to [….]

‘17th Century Saturdays’ at The Gables this fall – The mastery of early carpenters

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Educator Mike Welsh demonstrates how early carpenters relied on skill, ingenuity and an assortment of hand tools.   SALEM — The house you’re living in now may well have been built more than a century or two ago — before power tools, sheetrock or foam insulation. If you’ve ever wondered how early carpenters were able to [….]

‘17thCentury Saturdays’ at The Gables this Summer and Fall – Go Back in Time to Explore the Unknown

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SALEM — You don’t have to be an astronaut to explore the mysterious and the unknown. Instead, imagine yourself in Salem in the 1600s, when navigating the high seas was as dangerous and challenging as going to the moon. All are invited to The House of the Seven Gables for the first in a series [….]

History Alive Inc., the Salem Cultural Council, the Lynn Cultural Council, and the Hamilton Cultural Council proudly present: This is Not a Bill

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Written by Alexia RoweDirected by Kristina Wacome Stevick This is Not a Bill is an immersive, traveling play about Salem’s involvement in the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century; this new piece is set to premiere in downtown Salem on July 20-21 and August 17-18. Tickets at $18 and will go on sale at https://thisisnotabill.bpt.me/ [….]

Enduring Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables

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SALEM, MA – Starting at 7:00 AM on Sunday, July 7th, and running until about 7:00 PM that evening, Salem Maritime National Historic Site and The House of the Seven Gables will be hosting “Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables.” “In partnership with The House of Seven [….]

Third Annual Resistance Ball at Hamilton Hall – Photo Gallery

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Images by Mel Powsner and Kati Nalbandian for Creative Collective The Third Annual Resistance Ball at Hamilton Hall was held on Saturday, April 6th, 2019. Patrons danced, dined, and wore costumes inspired by history and by the spirit of rebellion. Click here to see the full gallery. Hamilton Hall started this tradition last year as [….]

Celebrate Salem’s History of Rebellion with the Second Annual Resistance Ball

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Weekly Buzz is a regular feature of special events and happenings on the North Shore. If you have an upcoming special event, project, or initiative that you’d like to see featured here. Send our editor an email at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com  What: Second Annual Resistance Ball Where: Hamilton Hall, SalemWhen: Saturday, April 6th, 2019Cost: $65, $60 for [….]

Salem Womxn’s History Day Honors Women Past and Present

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by Joey Phoenix Salem Womxn’s History Day falls this year on March 24, and local museums and businesses are honoring this day in Salem style. This day has become a local tradition since Mayor Kim Driscoll decreed the celebration of women a few years ago as part of the international happenings of Women’s History Month [….]

Welcome Home, Beverly – Free guided tour of The Gables for Beverly residents on Feb. 24

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SALEM — The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to invite residents from Beverly to a free guided tour of the celebrated mansion made famous by Salem author Nathaniel Hawthorne and his novel, “The House of the Seven Gables.” Beverly’s Community Day is set for Sunday, February 24. The House of the Seven Gables [….]

Gables Fest: 350 Years of Stories and Songs

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Empresses of China’s Forbidden City makes U.S. debut at Peabody Essex Museum

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The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known as the Forbidden City), tell the little-known stories of how these empresses engaged with and influenced court politics, art and religion.

Celebrating House of the Seven Gables Founder Caroline Emmerton’s 150 Year Legacy

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); by Joey Phoenix 2016 marks the sesquicentennial birthday year for one of Salem’s most significant historic personalities, Caroline Emmerton – acclaimed early twentieth-century philanthropist and the founder of the House of the Seven Gables.  This momentous occasion will be enthusiastically celebrated this coming week with a number of programs and [….]