• Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: Nathaniel's wife and so much more

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    Name: Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: Nathaniel's wife and so much more
    Date: May 18, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    SALEM — Sophia Peabody Hawthorne is popularly known for the loving and supportive relationship she had with her husband, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Sophia and Nathaniel’s love letters, beloved by romantics around the world, attest to an enduring passion between the two. But there is more. Sophia, one of history’s most celebrated muses, was also one of its most fascinating. Historian Patricia Dunlavy Valenti — also Sophia’s biographer — appears at The House of the Seven Gables to present a highly anticipated lecture on Sophia on Friday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. Sophia broke with tradition. After her husband’s death, she strayed far beyond her 19th-century New England roots to become an intrepid traveler and an expatriate. Her capacity to appreciate foreign cultures and her decision to leave her native land permanently are topics that raise a question with contemporary relevance: What exactly does it mean to be an American? The public is invited to this special evening. The event is free for members of The House of the Seven Gables and for educators registered for the concurrent three-day professional institute. General admission to the lecture is $10 and reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve a seat, visit www.7gables.org, contact dmarshall@7gables.org, or call 978-744-0991, ext. 101. Patricia Dunlavy Valenti will chat with guests and sign her books, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, A Life, volumes I and II, following the lecture.
    The House of the Seven Gables 115 Derby St. Salem MA 01970
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, May 18 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Dan Marshall 978-744-0991, ext. 101 dmarshall@7gables.org
    Members free; general admission $10
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