When you live in an apartment in downtown Salem, you’re surrounded by a variety of events and festivities year round. Some of the most fun, and yet calm, social events take place at the House of Seven Gables, offering a good time and a good learning experience.
Seven Lecture Series
You can attend one of the upcoming events at the House of Seven Gables for free. On Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m., join professional storyteller Sharon Kennedy for “The Strike for Bread and Roses,” a Trails and Sails event. The story tells the struggle of the women working in textiles in Lawrence shortly after the turn of the 20th century.
You can also enjoy learning about Elizabeth Palmer Peabody and her literary salon on the evening of Wednesday November 7 from Professor Louise B Swiniarski of Salem State University. On December 12, enjoy a piano performance of 19th century favorites by Jacqueline Schwab.
2012 Special Events
Of course, the popular theater programs at the House of Seven Gables returns in October, with spooky-historic performances. Tour the house at your own risk in “Spirits of the Gables,” or see the “Legacy of the Hanging Judge.” Return in December for their classic, annual festivities, too.
Most events are $10-15 per person, and reservations are recommended. Any time you’re looking for something a little quiet to get your out of your apartment near downtown Salem for a day, check out the upcoming events at the House of Seven Gables, and make reservations.
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