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Living History Labs: Caroline Emmerton’s 1916 Settlement

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until April 23, 2017

In 1916, Caroline Emmerton’s Settlement House served the immigrant families living in the neighborhood of the museum.  The children often attended classes that taught household and industrial skills like cooking, woodworking, sewing and gardening.  They and other family members also joined theatrical, musical, and athletic clubs offered through Emmerton’s charity.

Join The House of the Seven Gables April 15th – 23rd from 11:00 to 3:00 for Living History Labs, featuring hands-on activities based off these Settlement House programs of the early 20th century.  Play both scientist and historian in ‘lab experiments’ where you practice your sewing, work on your paper folding skills or play 1916 games.

This special programming is ongoing during these hours and is part of your museum ticket. Registration is not required.

Salem residents are always free at The House of the Seven Gables with proof of residency.


House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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