The House of the Seven Gables is participating in Salem Women’s History Day on March 26 along with The Witch House and Historic New England. We will be offering a women’s history tour of The Gables and two lectures by Partnership for Historic Bostons.
Advance registration suggested.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Women’s History Tour of The Gables. Free for Salem residents and members. Regular admission applies for others.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. The Hidden Domestic Lives of Puritan Women: Lori Stokes, PhD. When you read the spiritual narratives of 17th-century Puritan women, it’s remarkable to realize that they are very like men’s narratives: completely focused on the search for grace—the tracking, interpretation, and analysis of events large and small for evidence of God’s outreach to the individual soul. Women’s narratives mention family (spouses, children, parents) as rarely and perfunctorily as men’s narratives do. These were women raising children and creating homesteads in new colonial settlements, where the domestic labor was unceasing. How did these women live both as independent spiritual seekers–the first American individuals–and as wives and mothers?
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Women’s History Tour of The Gables. Free for Salem residents and members. Regular admission applies for others.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Katharine Gibbs: Rose Doherty, Partnership of Historic Bostons
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.