• Gables celebrates Salem’s So Sweet with cookies, crafts & new self-guided tour

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    Name: Gables celebrates Salem’s So Sweet with cookies, crafts & new self-guided tour
    Date: February 11, 2017 - February 12, 2017
    Event Description:
    Fall in love with The House of the Seven Gables all over again. The House of the Seven Gables woos visitors with delicious sweet treats and Valentine’s crafts on Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12. In a weekend of celebrations, The Gables joins the Salem’s So Sweet festivities with a lineup of fun, family activities. As part of the weekend events, two historic properties, The Gables and Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie, are installing an ice sculpture in their Derby Street neighborhood. Visitors are invited to view the sculpture and see how the artist interprets these two iconic sites in a single, ephemeral work of art. Visitors can also take advantage of a 10 percent discount in the Museum Store on February 11 and 12. Free passes to explore the grounds are available, as well as The Gables’ new audio tour of the grounds, available through the UniGuide app on Google Play and the App Store. Be among the first to try it out! Activities include: Ice sculpture viewing: February 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free cookie decorating: February 11 and 12, noon to 3 p.m. Valentine’s craft workshop with sweet treats: Sunday, February 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services. Led by local artist Linda Abbene. The cost for this craft workshop is $5 a person or $20 for the family. Those interested may register at www.salemrec.com. At 115 Derby St., Salem, Massachusetts. Some parking is available. 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. Attached: An image of The Gables in winter. No photo credit required. Caption: The House of the Seven Gables celebrates Salem’s So Sweet with a weekend of family activities and sweet treats. Website event link: http://bit.ly/2jRUu3A FB event link: http://bit.ly/2jzVN45
    Location:
    The House of the Seven Gables 115 Derby St. Salem MA 01970
    Date/Time Information:
    February 11 and 12 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    For more information, please contact: Julie Arrison-Bishop 978-744-0991, ext. 152 jarrison@7Gables.org For information on Salem’s So Sweet, please contact: Kylie Sullivan Salem Main Streets kylie@salemmainstreets.org
    Fees/Admission:
    Free passes to tour the grounds. General admission rates apply for house tours. $5 fee for Sunday crafts
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