Celebrating House of the Seven Gables Founder Caroline Emmerton’s 150 Year Legacy

2016 marks the sesquicentennial birthday year for one of Salem’s most significant historic personalities, Caroline Emmerton – acclaimed early twentieth-centuryhilanthropist and the founder of the House of the Seven Gables. 

This momentous occasion will be enthusiastically celebrated this coming week with a number of programs and activities at Salem’s own House of the Seven Gables Museum. The event also corresponds with the recent opening of the new exhibit Caroline Emmerton: An Unbounded Vision, which will be on display in the museum’s visitor center from April 8th, 2016 - August 31, 2016. 

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A Gracious Host: Visiting the Gables through the Years - An Exhibition

Opening Reception April 2 (Read Below)

SALEM, Mass. – The House of the Seven Gables is pleased to announce A Gracious Host: Visiting the Gables through the Years, an engaging exhibition showcasing the vibrant history of visitation at The House of the Seven Gables.

Journey through the past, and experience the history of one of America’s most famous homes as it transformed from residence into cultural icon. Through informational panels and object based exhibits, guests will see the house as they never have before.

Beginning on April 2nd, 2015, A Gracious Host will focus on key moments in the history of tourism at The House of the Seven Gables. From the last residents of the house until today, this exhibition will enthrall visitors of all ages.

For more than a century, The House of the Seven Gables has been one of the most iconic historic houses in America. Built in 1668, and lived in for almost 240 years this house became an inspiration for a timeless American classic, The House of the Seven Gables (1851), by author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Discover the beginnings of this historic treasure and how it came to be a popular tourist destination.

Join us on the evening of April 2nd for an opening reception. The reception will be open to the public and will kick off this exciting exhibition. Light refreshments will be served. More details to come. Please visit www.7gables.org for the most up to date information. Exhibition included with purchase of general admission ticket. Free for members and Salem residents (with proof of address). What: A Gracious House: Visiting the Gables through the Years When: April 2nd-August 31st, 2015 during normal operating hours. Please check our website www.7gables.org for current hours. Where: The House of the Seven Gables 115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 Contact info@7gables.org for more info!