Friday, February 1, 2019

February E-Views from The Gables

The House of the Seven Gables
February E-Views from The Gables

February 2019 E-Views from The Gables

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Salem's So Sweet at The Gables
Join us on February 9th and 10th for a sweet weekend at The House of the Seven Gables! We are partnering up with Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie to bring an ice sculpture to the Derby Street neighborhood as part of Salem Main Streets 17th annual Salem’s So Sweet Weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, view the ice sculpture, enjoy free ground's passes and take advantage of a 10% discount in our Museum Store. The Gables will be open from 10:00AM – 5:00PM on both days.

On Saturday, February 9th, from 1:00PM – 3:00PM, visitors of all ages are welcome to try their hand at cookie decorating and a Valentine Craft event with Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services at our visitor center. Please register for the free crafts at so we have enough supplies on hand. Register Here >>

For more details about Salem’s So Sweet happenings around the city, please visit
 Photo of the Month  #h7g

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A Sweet Confection Connection 
The Salem Gibralter is the oldest commercially sold confection in the United States. The candy was first made in 1806 by the Spencer family who lived in North Salem. On the Spencer’s journey to America, their boat shipwrecked, and all their goods were lost. After arriving in Salem, their new neighbors came together and gave the family a barrel of sugar since Mrs. Spencer was a candy maker. The resulting candy was The Salem Gibralter. Ye Old Pepper Candy Companie still makes and wraps this candy in the same way today.

Continue reading about our sweet neighbor >>
Preservation Conservation at The Gables

Every year, the House of Seven Gables takes a brief hiatus from hosting the public and closes for a few weeks to tackle projects not easily undertaken when visitors are touring the site.  This year we focused on what is known in the museum world as “preventative conservation.”  During this process we carefully assess and clean objects and spaces on exhibition.   We watch for certain key indicators: are the fluctuations in temperature and humidity in the rooms causing damage to the objects; is too much exposure to UV light a problem; are there any signs of pest activity that might be damaging the object and spaces?

What did our preventative conservation reveal? Continue Reading >>
Membership News
For Valentine’s Day, say “I love you” with an inscribed brick at The House of the Seven Gables.

The House of the Seven Gables is offering this unique opportunity for our community to commemorate a special date, honor a friend, or remember a loved one.
The Gables Brick Project began in 2015 to repair and revitalize the brick walkway leading to the Visitors Center.  Due to its popularity, we are once again inviting our visitors, friends, and supporters to leave their mark on our historic campus.  This opportunity lasts through February 28, 2019. The bricks will be installed by early summer.  Place your order today!

Members of The House of the Seven Gables receive $20 off their brick purchase.
Renew or purchase your membership today!

8′ x 8′ Brick
Red clay with laser-cut script in black
1-3 lines
(20 characters per line)   
$125 Members
$145 Nonmembers (each)

Order 8' x 8" Brick >>

4′ x 8′ Brick
Red clay with laser-cut script in black
1-2 lines
(20 characters per line)   
$65 Members
$85 Nonmembers (each)

Order 4' x 8" Brick >>
Free continental breakfast for winter meetings!

Need to escape your conference room this winter? Escape to The Gables! We have wonderful and affordable meeting spaces available. Book and host a meeting through March 31 and receive a free continental breakfast! Contact for full details.

Upcoming Events 
Now through March 31 
Family Discount

Beat the winter blues with a cozy historic house tour at The House of the Seven Gables! We're excited to offer free admission for up to two children/students with each paid, full price adult or senior admission.

To take advantage of this offer, you must either show the digital or print version of this deal to receive free child/student admission. Limit four free children/students per party. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

February 6
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Becoming American Part 3: Identity and Acculturation
Look at how immigrants react and adjust to living in a new country and culture, and how they bridge the divide between the traditions and values of their native countries.
Register here >>

January 20 - March 31
Welcome Home Days
On select days, residents in neighboring communities are welcome to tour the famed Turner-Ingersoll mansion. Free guided tours will be available with a valid ID.
For more information >>

April 5
5:00pm - 7:00pm
POP! Goes The Gables Exhibit Opening
Join us for the opening night of Pop! Goes The Gables. Our 2019 exhibit will explore how Hawthorne’s novel and our 1668 mansion have influenced pop culture over the centuries.
Light snacks and a cash bar will be available.
Members of The House of the Seven Gables can enjoy a special treat upon arrival!
What's Happening in Settlement?
Regaining their Voice

Since the inception of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association over 100 years ago, our local immigrant community has participated in much diverse programming; a constant among these programs has been English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.  When immigrants first arrive some may feel they have lost their voice in society. We strive to provide our students with a welcoming and empowering setting to learn English.

Learning a language is based on a process and not a product; through process-based learning our students will be able to absorb the meaning of the language and gain understanding.  Through this process we honor their culture and heritage as much as we honor our own...

Read more about our ESL Program >> 

You don’t need to tour to visit our online store, either!

Looking for a sweet for your sweet? A perfect treat are chocolate covered cranberries, delicious and local – a Massachusetts staple that’s sweet and healthy.
Stop by our Museum Store during Salem’s So Sweet weekend and enjoy a 10% discount.

Can't find what you are looking for online? Call Everett at 978-306-7015 and we can have this item shipped to you.
Mission Statement

To preserve our National Historic Landmark District and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide educational opportunities for our local immigrant community.
Help us celebrate our past and prepare for our future.
Support our annual fund drive today >>
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