christmas at the gables

December 3, 2019
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The way families celebrated Christmas at The Gables changed significantly in the span of four centuries

by Felicia Cheney
Christmas was celebrated at The House of the Seven Gables, but not in its early years. SALEM — The only Christmas giving in Massachusetts in 1668, the year The House of the Seven Gables was built, were 5 shilling fines payable to the colony’s coffers. Fears of debauchery, like the kind witnessed in England back then, prompted a colony-wide ban on Christmas that
December 3, 2019