Famous First Lines

“Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne had hoped to finish The House of the Seven Gables by November, but, like many writers even today, finishing a novel on deadline can be difficult. The Witch City Writers challenges you to a speed writing event using the famous first line of Hawthorne’s novel as inspiration.

This event is $5.00 for the general public and free for members of The Gables and Witch City Writers.

Click here to reserve your spot for this workshop.  For more information email jarrison@7gables.org or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

Living History Labs at the Gables

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 history through a unique set of experiments.

Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily.

All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of The Gables. The annual exhibit in the Visitor Center is free and open to the public. For rates, hours, and more details, please visit www.7Gables.org.

Living History Labs at the Gables

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 history through a unique set of experiments.

Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily.

All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of The Gables. The annual exhibit in the Visitor Center is free and open to the public. For rates, hours, and more details, please visit www.7Gables.org.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England community. “Legacy of the Hanging Judge” replays the events in the words of those who lived through the harrowing times —and those who did not fare as well. The performances take place in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth house. Prepare to be interrogated by magistrate John Hathorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of accused witches. Encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this interactive theatrical experience. Beware. You may find yourself accused of “writing in the devil’s book!”

Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne birth house and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Visit 7gables.org for information and tickets.

Tickets for each of the plays (Legacy of the Hanging Judge and The Spirits of the Gables) is $15 or $28 for a combination ticket. The combination ticket is available for any two performances on the same evening. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Visit 7gables.org for information and tickets.

Living History Labs at the Gables

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 history through a unique set of experiments.

Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily.

All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of The Gables. The annual exhibit in the Visitor Center is free and open to the public. For rates, hours, and more details, please visit www.7Gables.org.

Living History Labs at the Gables

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 history through a unique set of experiments.

Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily.

All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of The Gables. The annual exhibit in the Visitor Center is free and open to the public. For rates, hours, and more details, please visit www.7Gables.org.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England community. “Legacy of the Hanging Judge” replays the events in the words of those who lived through the harrowing times —and those who did not fare as well. The performances take place in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth house. Prepare to be interrogated by magistrate John Hathorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of accused witches. Encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this interactive theatrical experience. Beware. You may find yourself accused of “writing in the devil’s book!”

Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne birth house and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Visit 7gables.org for information and tickets.

Tickets for each of the plays (Legacy of the Hanging Judge and The Spirits of the Gables) is $15 or $28 for a combination ticket. The combination ticket is available for any two performances on the same evening. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Visit 7gables.org for information and tickets.

Living History Labs at the Gables

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 history through a unique set of experiments.

Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily.

All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of The Gables. The annual exhibit in the Visitor Center is free and open to the public. For rates, hours, and more details, please visit www.7Gables.org.

Living History Labs at the Gables

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 history through a unique set of experiments.

Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily.

All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of The Gables. The annual exhibit in the Visitor Center is free and open to the public. For rates, hours, and more details, please visit www.7Gables.org.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England community. “Legacy of the Hanging Judge” replays the events in the words of those who lived through the harrowing times —and those who did not fare as well. The performances take place in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth house. Prepare to be interrogated by magistrate John Hathorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of accused witches. Encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this interactive theatrical experience. Beware. You may find yourself accused of “writing in the devil’s book!”

Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne birth house and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Visit 7gables.org for information and tickets.

Tickets for each of the plays (Legacy of the Hanging Judge and The Spirits of the Gables) is $15 or $28 for a combination ticket. The combination ticket is available for any two performances on the same evening. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Visit 7gables.org for information and tickets.

Living History Labs at the Gables

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 history through a unique set of experiments.

Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily.

All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of The Gables. The annual exhibit in the Visitor Center is free and open to the public. For rates, hours, and more details, please visit www.7Gables.org.

Living History Labs at the Gables

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 history through a unique set of experiments.

Living History Labs take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Activities and location vary daily.

All events are included with admission to museum. Admission is free for Salem residents and members of The Gables. The annual exhibit in the Visitor Center is free and open to the public. For rates, hours, and more details, please visit www.7Gables.org.

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