House of the Seven Gables

May 26, 2022
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History

#MuseumMay: Education as Inspiration with MuseumTastic!

by Felicia Cheney
By Julie Arrison-Bishop, MuseumTastic, Founder Do you remember your first field trip? Where was it? Who were you with? What did you learn? Do you have any sensory memories of the place you experienced? It may not have been my first field trip, but a visit to Storrowtown Village in West Springfield, MA is often what I point to as
May 26, 2022
April 22, 2022
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Continuing the race inequity discussion in Salem 

by Felicia Cheney
Racism is a terrible thing, says Shawn Newton, former chair of Salem’s Race Equity Task Force. “But the topic shouldn’t make people feel guilty. We can’t change the past.”  The future is another story. The city of Salem and those at The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association believe that change is possible, and it starts with conversation. Meetings
April 22, 2022
April 15, 2022
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Kids
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April School Vacation At The House Of The Seven Gables

by Felicia Cheney
For the first time since 2019, The House of the Seven Gables will host April School Vacation Week. From April 18 to 22, kids and their families are invited to take part in fun new activities just as the colorful gardens spring to life. Everyone will have a chance to thoroughly explore the nooks and crannies of the National Historic
April 15, 2022
April 4, 2022
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Beacon String Trio to perform Bach and Mozart Pieces at House of Seven Gables

by Felicia Cheney
The House of the Seven Gables has much to be grateful for. The reopening that follows the worst of the pandemic continues to go smoothly. Spring is no longer a dream; it’s everywhere the senses turn, including the period gardens. And April is the birth month of Settlement Association founder Caroline Emmerton. Of course a special celebration is in order!
April 4, 2022
March 22, 2022
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Salem

The first women to occupy the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion lived fascinating, sometimes harrowing lives  

by Felicia Cheney
On Salem Women’s History Day, what better way to commemorate Salem’s female trailblazers than to delve into the histories of the first women to live in the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion? Commonly known as The House of the Seven Gables, the mansion’s female inhabitants have stories yet to be told. Though most of us have encountered scant information about the Turner women
March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
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Salem

The first women to occupy the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion lived fascinating, sometimes harrowing lives  

by Felicia Cheney
On Salem Women’s History Day, what better way to commemorate Salem’s female trailblazers than to delve into the histories of the first women to live in the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion? Commonly known as The House of the Seven Gables, the mansion’s female inhabitants have stories yet to be told. Though most of us have encountered scant information about the Turner women
March 22, 2022
March 18, 2022
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Gables’ discussion series to explore racial inequities

by Felicia Cheney
Racial inequities in Salem and strategies for addressing these inequities are the subjects of a new, four-part discussion series at The House of the Seven Gables this spring. In 2020 Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll appointed a task force to look at racial inequities within the city’s systems and procedures. The city published the results of the task force’s inquiries last
March 18, 2022
January 24, 2022
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Consider the potato the pillow of comfort food

by Felicia Cheney
By the time Nathaniel Hawthorne dropped by The House of the Seven Gables to chat with his erudite cousin, Susanna Ingersoll, in the 1830s and ‘40s, potatoes had made their way into New England kitchens. And very possibly, a dish like potato omelet was served in The Gable’s dining room.  According to Kaylee Redard, assistant visitor services manager at The
January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022
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Consider the potato the pillow of comfort food

by Felicia Cheney
By the time Nathaniel Hawthorne dropped by The House of the Seven Gables to chat with his erudite cousin, Susanna Ingersoll, in the 1830s and ‘40s, potatoes had made their way into New England kitchens. And very possibly, a dish like potato omelet was served in The Gable’s dining room.  According to Kaylee Redard, assistant visitor services manager at The
January 24, 2022
January 4, 2022
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Colonial Classics: The Gables revives a savory cheese pudding recipe

by Felicia Cheney
From The House of the Seven Gables We may not know whether Massachusetts Bay Colony British governor and Salem’s cofounder ate the cheese pudding named for him — John Endicott’s Savory Cheese Pudding Dinner — but it’s possible. Early Puritans came here with cows. And cheese-making skills. And we do know palates in the mid-1600s appreciated the glories of cheese
January 4, 2022