Salem Women’s History Day at The House of the Seven Gables

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 groups@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.

Salem Women’s History Day at The Phillips House

Join the Phillips House staff for a day of special guided tours focusing on the role of women at 34 Chestnut Street through the years.

Free to Historic New England members and Salem residents.
$5 nonmembers

Tours are available on the half-hour. Registration is not required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information.

Salem Women’s History Day Exhibit at The Witch House

The Witch House hosts an exhibit exploring the history of International Women’s Day first celebrated in 1909. Free with admission. Salem residents are free with proof of Salem address.

There will also be a self guided Salem Women’s History Day Scavenger Hunt available on our website at www.WitchHouse.info.

 

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