Want to know why we feel lucky this year? It’s the
7th anniversary of Taste of The Gables!
On Sunday, September 15 at 4:00
p.m. join us to mingle with friends and sample delicious offerings from over 20
chefs and vendors. Raise a paddle at our thrilling live auction. You can
also try your luck at the silent auction, featuring unique experiences and
New this year — enjoy festive music and magical
entertainment. Come and support our mission to be a welcoming, thriving historic
site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our
inclusive American story.
“The bosom of America is open to receive not
only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all
Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our
rights and privileges...." George Washington.
We invite you to join
us in a Naturalization Ceremony on The House of The Seven Gables lawn on
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. The House of the Seven
Gables Settlement Association in collaboration with U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) will proudly host this event. Dozens of new
citizens from all over the world will be taking the Oath of Allegiance,
after which they will receive their Certificate of Naturalization
officially making them a citizen of the United States. This date honors the
journeys and many roads traveled by these hopeful individuals to officially be
‘named’ Americans. The pride and excitement are palpable.
Join us in
welcoming and celebrating our U.S. citizens. This event is free and open to
the public, weather permitting. If there is inclement weather, this event will
be open to new citizens and their guests only.
This savings is just one of the many member benefits at The
Gables and we are always adding more. Beginning on Friday, September 13, head
over to the Hawthorne Hotel’s Tavern on The Green for their Chocolate Bread
Pudding Trifle inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s love of dessert. As stated in
the blog, Paper and Salt, “Hawthorne could always find
a little extra room when the main courses were cleared.” The blog goes
on to say that in a letter to his son, Julian, Hawthorne writes, “I had hardly
any appetite left.” Nevertheless, “I did manage to eat some currant pudding, and
a Banbury cake, and a Victoria cake, and a slice of beautiful Spanish
musk-melon, and some plums."
Members of The Gables will enjoy 25% off
this tasty treat. Simply show the server your member card.Not a member? Join today >> This
delightful trifle only available for a limited time – hurry in!
thrilled to partner with The Hawthorne Hotel, a Taste of The Gables vendor and
sponsor, to bring our members this delicious new
New in Preservation
Preservation work here at The
House of the Seven Gables is a never-ending job. For the campus to retain its
year-round beauty requires the work of a talented preservation and maintenance
team. Their daily tasks and projects may go unnoticed as larger projects, such
as the painting of The Gables, take center stage — but their hands are never
idle. As fall comes upon us, clapboards are being replaced and repaired, walking
paths leveled for proper drainage, garden beds tended as summer blooms fade
away, and signage reinforced as we prepare for the October crowds.
1668, John Turner paid to have this house built. The fortunes of all who lived
here are dispersed. The names of many who lent their hand to this work are lost
to time. However, it is the work of their hands that stands today. We celebrate
the lasting and important work of all of those who have been involved in
preserving these structures.
September 5 6:30 p.m. - 8:30
p.m. Hawthorne in Hollywood: The House of the Seven Gables (1940) Join us as we roll out the red carpet as part of our
POP! Goes The Gables exhibition. This version of the gothic romance
stars George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, and Vincent Price. A showing of Vincent
Price’s guided tour of The Gables will kick off the evening. Members:
$12 Non-Members: $15 Purchase Tickets >> September 12 6:30 p.m. - 8:00
p.m. Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere Join comics scholar Hillary Chute for a history of
comics, comix, and graphic novels. Learn about the fearless men and women behind
the stories and the influence of comics on today’s culture. After the lecture,
join us for a book signing in our Museum Store. This is the sixth lecture in
our Seven Lectures at Seven Gables Series. Members: FREE Non-Members:
$10 Purchase Tickets >>
September 15 4:00
p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 7th Annual Taste of The Gables Mingle with friends and sample delicious offerings from
over 20 chefs and vendors. Raise a paddle at our thrilling live auction or try
your luck at the silent auction, featuring unique experiences and items.
New this year - enjoy sensational musical and magical
entertainment. Come and support our mission to be a welcoming, thriving,
historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in
our inclusive American story. Members: $100 Non-Members: $125 Purchase Tickets >> September 17 12:00 p.m. - 1:30
p.m. Naturalization Ceremony The
House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association in collaboration with USCIS
will host a Naturalization Ceremony for new Americans from the region. This date
will culminate the journeys and many roads traveled by these hopeful individuals
to officially be ‘named’ Americans; a moment when pride and excitement are
palpable. RSVP >> October 2 6:30 p.m. - 8:00
p.m. Secure the Shadow: Victorian Spirit and Post-Mortem
Photography Join local historian Bethany
Groff Dorau for an illustrated exploration of Victorian photography from the
moment of death and beyond. This is the seventh lecture in our Seven Lectures at
Seven Gables Series. Members: FREE Non-Members: $10 Reserve your
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.
Did you know that Nathaniel Hawthorne has over 60 film credits to his name? Hawthorne’s work has inspired Hollywood since 1908. Join us at The House of the Seven Gables as we roll out the red carpet and explore three of these films as part of our POP! Goes The Gables exhibition.
The Scarlet Letter (1926) Friday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The silent version of the film will have a unique piano accompaniment by Peter Krasinski. After the film, Nancy Schultz, a professor of English at Salem State University, will have a conversation with the audience.