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August 2018

Saturday, Aug 4
Book Talk, Book Walk with Salem Historical Tours
1:30 pm

Salem is the home of the world-renowned American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose novels and short stories are still read throughout the world today like The…

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Saturday, Aug 4
Gables Fest: Celebrating 350 Years of Stories and Songs
4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 350th anniversary of The House of the Seven Gables. Over the course of the day, you will be taken on…

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Sunday, Aug 5
Sea Shanties & A Colonial Sailor’s Life with Mike Welch
10:00 am

Join educator Mike Welch for a sea shanty or two, as he teaches you about the lives and labors of 18th century sailors. Included with…

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Sunday, Aug 5
30th Annual Salem Maritime Festival
11:00 am

The two-day festival features maritime exhibitors and demonstrators, a smallboat show, harbor cruises, a magic show, traditional crafts, re-enactors, live animals, the crew of the…

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Saturday, Aug 11
Working Horn with Chuck Walker
10:00 am

Join educator Chuck Walker as he shares the arts and mysteries of working with horn.  This staple material was used throughout the colonial period to…

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Saturday, Aug 11
African American History Tour with Salem Historical Tours
1:30 pm

African-Americans were first enslaved in Massachusetts in 1623 and many more arrived in Salem in 1638. After gaining freedom in 1781 due a law suit brought…

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Sunday, Aug 12
Salem Heritage Days 2018

Celebrate the past and the present during the annual Salem Heritage Days. Featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street…

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Sunday, Aug 12
Salem Heritage Days at the Gables
10:00 am

Visit The House of the Seven Gables during Salem’s Heritage Days Celebration. Family programming will include craft demonstrations, our Living History Labs, and the Family…

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Sunday, Aug 12
Living History Labs at the Gables
2:00 pm

Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about…

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Tuesday, Aug 14
Salem Willows Snapshot(s)
5:30 pm

Inspired by a visit to Salem Willows on a glorious June day, Jim McAllister set out to capture the essence of this wonderful waterfront treasure…

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