Sometimes, being ancient is a good thing. The 1668 Turner-Ingersoll Mansion — a k a the House of the Seven Gables — in Salem, and Marblehead’s 1768 Jeremiah Lee Mansion share a significant anniversary this year. The Gables is 350 years old and the Jeremiah Lee Mansion is 250. Both grand and stately mansions — iconic examples of superlative historic architecture in this country — have much to celebrate.
All are invited to a host of events in Salem and Marblehead throughout the month of August. Architecture buffs, history enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a good story are more than welcome to take part in events that bring into stark relief the difference 100 years makes in architectural style and construction. Reduced rates in August facilitate repeat visits to both mansions.
Highlights of Architectural August:
• Visitors receive $2 off admission with a Marblehead Museum or Gables receipt.
• Members of either museum are admitted to the other museum free of charge.
• Architectural tours of the Lee Mansion are every Saturday in August at 1:30 p.m.
• The Gables’ Constructing History hands-on architectural program runs weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
• A House of the Seven Gables members’ gathering at the Lee Mansion is August 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
• A Marblehead Museum members’ gathering at The House of the Seven Gables is August 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
• To reserve a spot for the museum members’ gatherings, those interested may contact their museum’s membership coordinator.
For more information, those interested may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-744-0991, ext. 101. The House of the Seven Gables’ is located at 115 Derby St., Salem, Massachusetts. Limited parking is available onsite.
About The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association
The mission of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association is to preserve The Gables’ National Historic Landmark and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide education opportunities for the local immigrant community. For more information visit www.7gables.org.
In 2018, The House of the Seven Gables celebrates a singular milestone. Built 350 years ago, it is still a place where stories are made. Ever the provider of shelter and support, The House of the Seven Gables inspires us as it once inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne. Where sea captains once found their footing, immigrants become citizens, visitors explore period rooms, historians pore over archives, children frolic in the gardens, and authors find inspiration. Celebrate this milestone with us and make your own stories at The House of the Seven Gables.