SALEM — Get to know some of the strong and determined women who, over the last four centuries, helped shape the life and values on Boston’s North Shore.
On Sunday, March 20, The House of the Seven Gables offers two lively lectures and a special tour highlighting some of the region’s most notable. These events are part of a city-wide Salem Women’s History Day celebration. All related tours, lectures, and exhibits are free for Salem residents.
The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby St.
11 a.m., 12 noon and 3:30 p.m. — Special tours featuring the roles women played at The Gables over four centuries.
1 p.m. – Dina Vargo, author of the “Wild Women of Boston,” speaks, followed by a book signing.
2:30 p.m. — Local historian Robin Woodman speaks on “Strong Women of The Gables.”
Lectures free. Tours $12.50. Free for Salem residents.
The First Church in Salem, Unitarian Universalist
316 Essex Street
12 noon to 3 p.m. — On display: “Standing Before Us: Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform, 1776-1936,” complied by Bonnie Hurd Smith.
Free of charge.
The Phillips House
34 Chestnut St.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — A day of special guided tours focusing on the role of women at The Phillips House through the years. Tours on the half-hour.
$5. Free for Salem residents and Historic New England members.
The Witch House
310 1/2 Essex St.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — The exhibit, “Elizabeth Corwin: Her Book of Saints,” offers a rare look into the private thoughts of a 17th-century woman. Within the margins of her devotional book, recorded in her own hand, are entries relating to her finances, property and independence as she transitioned from widow to wife in colonial
$8.25. Free for Salem residents.
About The House of the Seven Gable Settlement Association
The mission of the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association is to preserve its 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.