Tuesday, February 4, 2020

February 2020 Meeting




Join us on Monday, February 10, 2020 for
Dinner Out at Nathaniel's Restaurant at the Hawthorne Hotel


RSVP to Mira Riggin by Sunday, 02/09/2020
mriggin2@comcast.net / call or text (978) 979-3234

The Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association is for all members of the neighborhood! If you live, work, or play in the historic Derby Street district you are part of the neighborhood and we encourage you to come to our meetings.

The next meeting will be Monday, March 9th.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Meeting January 2020


Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association Meeting
Monday, January13, 2020
DERBY STREET / ESSEX STREET
Sidewalk and Street Improvements
with Dave Knowlton, Salem City Engineer/DPS Director
7-8 pm
St. Joseph Hall
160 Derby Street (elevator available)
doors open at 6:30

THE HISTORIC DERBY STREET NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION IS
FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD!
Come join us, meet your neighbors and hear about the latest news and information. The HDSNA is for all who live, work, or play in the neighborhood. We encourage you to join us at our monthly meetings.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Gables January 2020




January 2020 E-Views from The Gables

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Thank you for your support of our Annual Fund

Thank YOU for being a generous donor, member, volunteer, and friend to The Gables in 2019.
Your annual fund contributions, of all amounts, allow us to be a welcoming, thriving, historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our inclusive American story.
We are truly grateful and invite you to take part in our inspiring year ahead filled with new programs, tours, initiatives, and events.  You make our work possible!
January Shutdown

The House of the Seven Gables will be closed from January 1 – 16. In preparation for this three-week shutdown, our interpretive staff has been working hard developing a new house tour. This shutdown period will allow adequate time for our guide staff to train on this refreshed tour experience at The Gables.

Be among the first to experience the new tour and share your feedback with our staff. The only prerequisite is that you have joined us for a tour in the past 5 years. A members-only tour will be held on January 17 with tours from 2:00 – 3:00 and 3:30 – 4:30.
Members can register here >>

Public tours will be held on January 18 and 19. Tours will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 12:30.
Register here >>
Looking Ahead - Enterprising Women

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees and protects a woman’s right to vote. To honor the 100th anniversary of this historic milestone, The House of the Seven Gables will celebrate the enterprising spirit of women and their continuing impact with a year of special events. 
 
Photo of the Month
“But a man cannot always decide for himself whether his own heart is cold or warm.”
― The Blithedale Romance, 1852

Photo of the Month by @jasonbakerphotography

Use the hashtag #h7gables to be considered for our Photo of the Month

Be the first to tour, sign up today >>

Membership will have added perks in 2020! We have six unique member-exclusive events planned for the year. The first, on January 17, gives members the first viewing of our newest tour. We’ve spent the last year updating how we share our stories. We invite you to experience our brand-new house tour and share your feedback. We only ask that you have toured within the past five years.

Check out the full line up of member-exclusive events >>
What's New in Settlement
In 2020 we proudly debut the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) documentary series.

New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) is a collection of ten documentary films by and about immigrants.  These short films provide a unique insiders’ perspective on the integration challenges immigrants face and the contributions they make to our culture, economy and social fabric. The filmmakers made these short films to engage communities in dialogue about immigrants and immigration in the United States. Each film will be followed by a community conversation.
Learn more about the documentary series >>

 Upcoming Events
January 7
6 to 8 p.m.

ESL Citizenship Winter/Spring Session Registration

Walk-in registrations welcome starting 1/17/20. Classes held Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Salem Academy Charter School.  Free childcare will be provided. For more information, contact: Elsabel Rincon: 978-306-7001 or erincon@7gables.org.
 
January 18 and 19
10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Test a Tour

We’ve spent the last year updating how we share our stories at The House of the Seven Gables and are ready to reveal our brand-new house tour. Be among the first to check it out and share your feedback with our staff.
The only prerequisite is that you have joined us for a tour in the past 5 years.
Sign up >>

Welcome Home Days
Cape Ann Residents

January 19

Beverly Residents
January 26

Free guided tours will be available with a valid i.d. Tour times vary throughout the day. Our family-friendly Living History Labs will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information, call 978-306-7003.
Other Welcome Home Days Include >>



Winter is here - let us help keep you warm!

We have exclusive fleeces, sweatshirts, and hoodies. A variety of teas, coffee, and hot toddies are also available. Shop in a relaxed environment of Salem history and old New England charm.

If you can’t make it to the Museum Store, you can always shop online! >> 
What's New in Preservation



Need to host an event in 2020? We have just the spot in our Visitors Center where a brand-new floor has been installed. Thanks to our generous supporters, we were able to replace the carpet with a beautiful, new laminate floor.

Book an event >>
 
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The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Friday, December 6, 2019

Salem's First Day Hike


Salem’s First Day Hike
Explore the history of the Salem Custom Houses

December 5, 2019 (Salem, MA) – On January 1, 2020, the National Park Service, the City of Salem, Essex National Heritage Commission, and the Salem Historical Society invite locals and community members to participate in First Day Hike, a national initiative established by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors and connecting with places in their own backyards. This will be the fifth year that Salem community members have participated in First Day Hike.
This year’s hike will begin at 12:00pm at the National Park Service Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street. This year’s hike will focus on the importance of the Custom House to Salem’s history. David Moffat from the Salem Historical Society will lead the hike through the downtown district stopping at a few of the locations of past Custom Houses along the way. The hike will finish at the 1819 Custom House at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, followed by an optional walk up and back on Derby Wharf. This event is free and open to hikers of all ages. 
“I would like to thank the National Park Service and the Essex Heritage Commission for organizing this First Hike event. It has become a new Salem tradition and a great way to start off the New Year,” says Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll.  
“Join your community by tromping around town as part of the First Day Hike.  We've done this for five years, so now it’s a custom! This year, plan to unwrap the history of Custom Houses in Salem,” says Salem Maritime National Historic Site Superintendent Paul DePrey.    
Essex National Heritage Commission CEO Annie Harris says, “Over the past five years, Salem’s First Day Hike has become very popular and we are thrilled to partner on this wonderful event that gets people outside, enjoying the rich heritage of their community.”
In 2019, close to 55,000 people from across the nation kicked off the New Year with a First Day Hike. While State Parks entice millions of visitors year-round, a First Day Hike in many states offers a family-friendly event with a unique perspective of what nature has to offer. America’s State Parks is the website host for First Day Hikes in 2020. Find additional information on hundreds of First Day Hike opportunities across the country at www.stateparks.org.

About Essex Heritage and the Essex National Heritage Area
Essex Heritage is the non-profit organization that manages the Essex National Heritage Area by developing programs that enhance, preserve and encourage recreation, education, conservation and interpretation projects on Boston’s North Shore and the Lower Merrimack River Valley. The Essex National Heritage Area is comprised of the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, MA. For more information, visit www.EssexHeritage.org or call (978) 740-0444. 
--
Cheri Grishin
Program Manager
Essex Heritage
(978) 740-0444

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Gable December 2019


December 2019 E-Views from The Gables



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Walk the halls of a house that has stood the test of time to witness the changing nature of the holidays over the years.

During the holiday season, experience the history of Christmas in New England. One of our professional guides will lead you through the mansion, adorned with holiday decorations, and share the history of the holiday over the last four centuries.

This special tour is part of the guided tour experience. Click here for full details about pricing and hours. Please note: The House of the Seven Gables will close early December 24, and will be closed on December 25.
 



Planning for our future is a continuous process. We are currently identifying, planning, and executing within the guidelines of our Interpretive Plan. As of November, we have been diligently working on our Dining Room Chamber enhanced prototype, updating and modifying our tour experience, gathering feedback about the Counting House experience, and updating our site signage.
 





“We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Photo of the Month submitted by @purelysalem

Use the hashtag #h7gables to be considered for our Photo of the Month



Special access events are a fantastic perk of membership. This month, you won’t want to miss an exclusive shopping experience. Wander through the c. 1655 Retire Becket House, home to our Museum Store.

On Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., shop for everyone on your list at this holiday shopping event. All members receive a 25 percent discount in the Museum Store. While shopping you are invited to sample our wassail and refreshments. You can also see the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion decked out for the season as you walk through the first floor. To register, please email Madeline Duppenthaler, at mduppenthaler@7gables.org or call 978-306-7005.
 



What's New in Settlement

December offers us an opportunity to partake in a “world of holidays” and celebrations; from religious holidays, secular celebrations, causes, special interest, and cultural gatherings.  This December, ESL and Citizenship students from The House of the Seven Gables’ Settlement program, along with family and friends will come together to celebrate a World of Holidays.

Join our students on December 17
, 6 to 8 p.m. for a World of Holidays at The House of the Seven Gables.

One of our students holiday traditions comes from Albania where they celebrate New Year's Eve:

New Year’s Eve is all about coming together with the extended family, neighbors, and friends to share large traditional meals. In Albania, the New Year’s Eve dinner centerpiece is a large turkey, stuffed with roasted chestnuts, raisins, cannella, and onions. A silver coin is placed inside a pie or cake and whoever finds the coin in their piece will enjoy luck during the coming year. A New Year’s tree is placed in homes and children receive their gifts from Babagjyshi i Vitit te Ri, the Old Man of New Year.

 


TODAY! December 1
2:00 p.m.

The House of the Seven Gables: An Illustrated Classic

Jack Butterworth, the owner of one of the largest collections of comic art in New England, will share some insider stories behind the two comic book versions of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel “The House of Seven Gables”
Members: FREE
Non-members: $10
 Reserve Tickets >>
 

December 17
6 to 8 p.m.
Settlement Holiday Celebration

Join our ESL and Citizenship students for a diverse celebration of holiday traditions from around the world.
Learn More >>
 

November 29 — December 31
Four Centuries of Christmas Tours

Walk the halls of a house that has stood the test of time to witness the changing nature of the holidays over the years. Experience the history of Christmas in New England as you are guided through our mansion, adorned with holiday decorations.
This special tour is part of the guided tour experience. Click here for full details about pricing and hours.






The Holidays are here!
It’s time to shop local at The House of the Seven Gables Museum Store. We offer a relaxed shopping atmosphere in our c. 1655 Retire Beckett house.

Who on your list loves to read; need some Wassail to serve to your family and friends; looking for ornaments? We have gift suggestions and look forward to assisting you.

If you can’t make it to the Museum Store, you can always shop online! >> 





The House of the Seven Gables is offering FREE Adult ESL & Citizenship classes at:
Salem Academy Charter School
45 Congress Street, Salem, MA

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Walk-in registration welcome starting 1/17/20.

CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED.
For more information, contact: Elsabel Rincon: 978-306-7001 or erincon@7gables.org
 


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