Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May 13 Meeting

Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association
Monday, May 13, 2019
Join us for an update on the Derby Street waterfront with Harbormaster Bill McHugh and Noah Flaherty from Hawthorne Cove Marina.
7-8 pm at The House of the Seven Gables

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.

The next meeting is Monday, June 10th

Friday, May 3, 2019

May at The Gables

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For The Gables, stories are at the core of what we do. We share them, collect them, and set the stage for them. Stories connect us ─ from guided tours of the historic campus recounting the past, to naturalization ceremonies on the seaside lawn forging a promising future.

Here is just one of the many stories that highlight our efforts and impact through education:

Romeo Zoquier, 95 years old, is currently enrolled in citizenship classes offered by The Gables. He was among the first Dominicans in the area and worked at a leather factory for several years. Mr. Zoquier’s daughter, Altagracia, recently became a US citizen with the aid of The Gables’ classes and is now helping her father with his citizenship studies. The Zoquier family is one example of immigrants who participate in our Settlement Programming to attain their goals.

Admissions, memberships, and merchandise sales are integral to our operations but only cover a portion of what we do. We must rely on your generosity so that The House of the Seven Gables can continue to be an essential part of our shared history and bright future.

Your gift to the Annual Fund today helps us share and tell stories tomorrow.
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Photo of the Month

Image courtesy of: historybythesea

“There is something truer and more real, than what we can see with the eyes, and touch with the finger.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne,
 Rappaccini's Daughter

Use the hashtag #h7gables to be considered for our Photo of the Month
TONIGHT: The final Becoming American Community Conversation

The final Becoming American community conversation, The Search for General Tso, will take place TONIGHT at The Gables at 6:00 PM. This unique documentary will spur a conversation about immigration and pop culture.

The Search for General Tso asks: “If Chinese Americans comprise only 1 percent of the U.S. population, why are there Chinese restaurants in almost every city across America?” Using research from Jennifer 8. Lee’s 2008 book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, director Ian Cheney shows his audience how “Chinese food is all American.”

Read more about Jennifer 8. Lee and her upcoming lecture at The Gables >>
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We are delighted to say that our painters are finally putting a fresh coat of paint on The Gables! New England is probably one of the trickiest places to plan for any outdoor project, let alone a full paint job on one of the largest timber-framed mansions in North America!

Be sure to stop by and see our freshened up 1668 historic house in the coming weeks. On your visit, be sure to stroll through our gardens and grounds.  Our garden staff has been hard at work and there is a lot in bloom!
Member-Exclusive Tour of the Punto Urban Art Museum

Saturday, May 18th, 2019 – 10:00 AM

Join the North Shore Community Development Coalition’s Director of Community Engagement, Jake Lefker, for an outdoor guided tour of the Punto Urban Art Museum in Salem’s “The Point” or “El Punto” neighborhood.  This open-air museum features over 50 large scale murals by 18 world-renowned and 20 local artists within a 3-block radius.The walking tour starts at 10:00 AM at the North Shore CDC, located at 96 Lafayette Street in Salem. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are suggested.

This tour will cover approximately 1 mile of walking (with minimal seating along the way) and will conclude around 11:00 AM.

Registration is required. Click HERE to register!

Please contact Allison at (978) 744-0991 x 109, or afrench@7gables.org for more details. NOTE: This tour does have a capacity and a wait list will be generated. Please RSVP early. We kindly request that you notify Allison as far in advance as possible if you will no longer be attending so that a spot may be opened for another guest.

Interested in this tour but not yet a Gables member? Click here to renew or join online today >>

 Upcoming Events

May 1
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Becoming American Part 6: Immigration and Popular Culture
Part 6  looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich contributions of different immigrant groups have transformed American culture and art.
Register here >>

May 27
Free Admission for Veterans on Memorial Day

As a thank you for service to our country, The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to offer free admission for veterans with military ID on Memorial Day.
Plan Your Visit >>

May 28
6:30pm - 8:00pm

How I Became an Emoji Activist (And You Can, Too!)
This lecture by Jennifer 8. Lee will be a thought-provoking discussion on how emoji, the new digital linguistic media, is shaping the world around us, as well as the minds of generations to come.
Reserve a Spot >>

June 12
6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Great American Road Trip
Come to hear Dan McNichol, bestselling author and an award-winning journalist, talk about his unique experiences and expert knowledge about the history and growth of America roadways and how they have influenced popular culture.
Learn More >>
What's Happening in Settlement?

Join our ESL and Citizenship students for a day in New York City learning about the American immigrant experience and celebrating the conclusion of the Becoming American community conversation series.

The trip will include a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to learn about the experiences of turn-of-the-century immigrants, the effects on their families, and how it shaped their newly adopted homeland. In the afternoon, the group will visit the 9-11 Memorial Site, the powerful Memorial paying tribute to those who died in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Visit our website for more information >>
Reserve your spot >>
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Be sure to stop by our Museum Store and pick up a copy of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, during the month of May.

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles is one of the inspirations for our final Becoming American program on May 1. Did you know that there are more Chinese restaurants in America than McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s combined? In a compelling blend of sociology and history, Jennifer 8. Lee traces the history of Chinese-American experiences through the lens of the food.

On May 28, the author will be speaking at The Gables and will be signing books after her talk!
Your contribution today will strengthen our evolving, inclusive, American story for tomorrow.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Seven Lectures at Seven Gables

Seven Lectures at Seven Gables
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Don't forget to join us WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24th from 6:30 - 8:00 PMfor the second event in the Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series!
Bewitched: A Show, Statue and Icon
Television and pop culture historian Robert Thompson will talk about Bewitched – as a show, statue, and icon of classic television. Join us as Thompson talks Bewitched and give an overview of the history of television and how it continues to impact us today.

Members of The House of the Seven Gables: FREE
Non-members: $10

To reserve your spot, register here >>
This is the second lecture in our Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series.

The 2019 exhibit, Pop! Goes The Gables explores how Hawthorne’s novel and our 1668 mansion have influenced pop culture over the centuries. The 
Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series complements the many themes explored in that exhibit.

Members can enjoy this lecture for FREE. Don't miss out on exclusive perks throughout the year. Join today >>
The Mission of The House of the Seven Gables is to be a welcoming, thriving, historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our inclusive American story.
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Monday, April 8, 2019

Valet Parking Comes to Downtown Salem

Valet Parking Comes to Downtown Salem April 19th

Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm-midnight, $12 per vehicle

Beginning Friday, April 19th Salem residents and visitors can have their vehicles valet parked. Starting April 19th, valet parking will be offered Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to midnight. During those times, drivers may drop their car off at four designated parking spaces along Washington Street northbound, just south of the intersection with Essex Street outside of Rockafellas and Ledger restaurants. The service costs $12 per vehicle and is open to all diners, shoppers, and visitors to downtown Salem.
“As downtown Salem becomes more attractive for residents and visitors, with new restaurants and old favorites alike, we’re excited to be able to offer this new option to streamline parking downtown,” said Mayor Kim Driscoll. “Having a valet parking option available to those driving downtown will not only provide added convenience to their visit, it will also help reduce traffic congestion that comes from vehicles circling as they look for open parking spaces.”

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Summer Wedding Special!

Summer Wedding Special!
Don't miss out on this special wedding package!

From June to August let The Gables host your ceremony and cocktail hour for only $1250.
Let the beautiful grounds of The House of the Seven Gables be the setting of your wedding this summer. From June through August, enjoy your intimate ceremony and celebrate after with a cocktail hour for only $1250.

Our flexible staff is ready to help you pull off your special day!

Besides the backdrop of our fabulous gardens and ancient houses, when you book an event with us you support our mission of preservation and education. At The Gables you can truly party with a purpose.

Book Now >>
To learn more, visit our site rental page or contact our special events manager, Deb Costa, at 978-306-7016.
The summer wedding ceremony special runs from June through August 2019. Availability is limited. Cocktail hour space rental provided. Food and drink not included. Special does not apply to previously booked events. Additional fees may apply. Inquire for further details >>
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