The House of the Seven Gables museum was packed to the brim this past Monday with those intrigued by Salem’s fascinating history. The audience included students who had taken classes in Emmerton’s settlement house in the 1940s, tour guides who had been employed at the house in the 1970s, and other curious North Shore residents ready to listen to new stories of the museum’s unique history.
They were gathered to celebrate the launch of the new House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association book Images of America: The House of the Seven Gables, written by the Gables’ own Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook, and published by Arcadia Publishing.
The new book is a wonderful collection of details, stories, and images ranging from the mid 19th century – during the Horace Connelly ownership of the property – to the 1960s. These previously unshared images invite a look into new details of the museum’s history, shedding light on historical tidbits that haven’t yet made their way into the House of the Seven Gables’ regular tours.
Next year, the House of the Seven Gables will be celebrating its 350 year anniversary, and will mark this momentous occasion with a year long series of events and program worthy of this remarkable achievement.
Images from America: The House of the Seven Gables can be purchased at the House of the Seven Gables gift shop or directly from Arcadia Publishing.
Salem Scene – Notch OktoberfestSeptember 18, 2017
Oktoberfest celebrations in Salem kicked off this past weekend with an overwhelmingly successful event at Notch Brewing. Giant tents, delicious cuisine, communal tables, games, traditional music and merriment were all in abundance as a new tradition in Salem has come to life on the South Harbor.
The Trustees to Present first East Coast Production of TigerLion Art’s Acclaimed Outdoor Walking Play NatureSeptember 15, 2017
Boston and Concord, MA – August 2017 – The Trustees announces that it will present TigerLion Arts’ critically acclaimed outdoor walking play Nature at the Old Manse in Concord this fall.
Road Trip Photos – Bread and Puppet TheatreSeptember 11, 2017
The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood.
We’re All Mad Here – A Photo Series by Joey PhoenixSeptember 6, 2017
Creative Photo Series by Joey Phoenix Media creates a wonderful and magical take on Alice in Wonderland.
Mayor Kim Driscoll live from Notch BrewingSeptember 18, 2017
Mayor Kim Driscoll and Chris Lohring tap the cask at the inaugural edition of Oktoberfest at Notch Brewing in Salem MA. For more information on all the great events in Salem make sure and visit our events calendar.
Creative Salem HistoryCast Ep.2 – Now Age Travel and Healing – Spiritualism in SalemSeptember 11, 2017
In this episode, Robyn interviews Melissa Nierman, Founder of NOW Age Travel in Salem. Melissa leads NOW Age Walking Tours: Ghosts of Buildings Past, History of Spiritualism, and Witches: 1692-Today.
Salem Scene – Winter Island Drive In August Edition!September 10, 2017
Over the summer Creative Salem partnered with the City of Salem, Salem Parks and Recreation and Retonica Event Lighting to host a series of "pop up" drive ins on the old Coast Guard Hangar at Winter Island in Salem MA. Here are a few highlights of the final August event in which we showed Raiders of the Lost Ark!