The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

February 18th, 2018

Find Out Why House of Seven Gables Is One of the Oldest Buildings in Salem

While there are a lot of Do-It-Yourself books, videos and TV shows today to help you build your house, back in 1668 when sea captain John Turner was having the Turner Mansion constructed in Salem Ma, there was a lot of trial and error. With limited mat…

January 15th, 2017

Room to Expand the History of The Gables

Finding a secret or hidden room is the stuff of mystery or spy books, but it doesn’t happen in real life… or does it? You are invited to visit the House of Seven Gables in Salem Ma on January 22nd for a symposium and tour of a recently uncovered living space on the second floor. […]

December 7th, 2016

Holiday Tour at House of 7 Gables Historical in More Ways Than You Think

What can you learn during a Christmas house tour? How people lived, dressed, ate and celebrated Christmas over the centuries? That is interesting enough — but how about that Christmas was banned in Salem and throughout Massachusetts Bay Colony for nearly two centuries! So, as fascinating as the history of the Salem Witchcraft trials are […]

April 19th, 2016

The Vision Continues at House of Seven Gables

This is a month that was 150 years in the making at the House of Seven Gables as it honors Caroline Osgood Emmerton, founder of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association. When you travel to Salem to shop or dine or look upon the Tall Ship in…

May 10th, 2015

Wars Through Letters and Words

While “war” is far from the light and entertaining topics/events we deal with in this blog, it is the common backdrop in two upcoming presentations in Salem, each using the written word as the form of expression. As a play— War and the written word are intertwined to create a musical tale of love, loss […]

April 28th, 2015

Visiting the History of “Visitors” to Historical House of Seven Gables

It goes without say that when something is nearly 350 years old and still functioning, it has a great deal of history to share. The House of Seven Gables, built in 1668 fits that bill, and the staff have now created a retrospective with a different per…

March 9th, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne

Local historian and lecturer Jim McAllister (who recently was designated as the “Official Historian of the City of Salem Ma”) will present the latest installment of his “52 Lectures, 52 Weeks” series Tuesday, March 10 at the Salem Witch Museum. The subject is Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem native and well known author of The House of […]