Events

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 6:00 PM8:00 PM
This is the illustrated life history of USS Constitution in a presentation by Naval Historian Margherita Desy. For nearly 150 of her 220-year career, "Old Ironsides" has called Boston her homeport and the two have become inextricably entwined. Desy will review the building of Constitution, the service of U.S. Navy sailors and Marines in the War of 1812 when she battled the Royal Navy, the largest navy in the western world, and the tremendous skill and effort that it takes to preserve a national icon!
  • The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x152
  • web: www.7Gables.org
  • email: jarrison@7Gables.org
  • cost: $7; free for members
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, August 5, 2017 Sunday, August 6, 2017
Life and Labor Guided Tours, at 11:00, 1:00 & 2:00 both days, will explore the work and labor history at The House of the Seven Gables.
  • The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x152
  • web: www.7Gables.org
  • email: jarrison@7Gables.org
  • cost: included with general admission; Free for Salem residents
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, September 2, 2017 Sunday, September 3, 2017
Life and Labor Guided Tours, at 11:00, 1:00 & 2:00 both days, will explore the work and labor history at The House of the Seven Gables.
  • The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x152
  • web: www.7Gables.org
  • email: jarrison@7Gables.org
  • cost: included with general admission; Free for Salem residents
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:00 PM8:00 PM
This lecture will illustrate the diversity of domestic service in New England over the 19th and 20th centuries by focusing on three Historic New England properties. Period domestic manuals, ephemera, and other general material will also bring the lives of servants and relationships with their employers to the foreground.
  • The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x152
  • web: www.7Gables.org
  • email: jarrison@7Gables.org
  • cost: $7; free for Gables and Historic New England members
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM7:30 PM
Salem State University's Avi Chomsky returns for her second Community Conversation to share the diverse stories about labor and work in the Point neighborhood of Salem. This neighborhood represents an ever-changing fabric of newly arriving immigrants to Salem.
  • The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x152
  • web: www.7Gables.org
  • email: jarrison@7Gables.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:00 PM
This is a walking tour of Salem's Point Neighborhood focusing on the work in the mills and in the homes. What has made this neighborhood of enclaves for immigrant families function through the years? Join us to find out! This program is free as part of Essex National Heritage Area's Trails and Sails events. Space is limited and registration is required. The meeting location will be sent with the reservation confirmation.
  • The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x152
  • web: www.7Gables.org
  • email: jarrison@7Gables.org
  • cost: free with preregistration
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Historical novelist William Martin's next book, "The Mother Lode," is due out in the fall of 2017. This work continues his lifelong epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. This time, they are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of the Gold Rush and gets them into plenty of trouble, too. The journal follows a group of young men who journey by sea from staid Boston to wild San Francisco, then travel up into the gold country, where they confront greed, racism, and themselves in an epic tale of adventure. Join the author for the final lecture in the Seven Lectures at Seven Gables and learn about his research and writing process. A book signing will follow the lecture.
  • The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x152
  • web: www.7Gables.org
  • email: jarrison@7Gables.org
  • cost: $7, free for Gables members
  • funded by Mass Humanities

Exhibits

Friday, April 7, 2017 Saturday, September 30, 2017
This annual exhibition will examine life and labor over four centuries and the work roles of those that have worked in the buildings on our site ranging from the slaves to settlement workers. The Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series will welcome authors from around the country to speak on topics that related 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, and theatrical experiences in the coming year.
  • National Historic Landmark District museum campus at The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street
  • Salem, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 744-0991 x152
  • web: www.7Gables.org
  • email: jarrison@7Gables.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities

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