The House of the Seven Gables will commemorate Salem Women’s History Day with a special women’s history tour and two lectures with speakers from the Partnership of Historic Bostons. Space is limited for all events and registration is suggested.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Women’s History Tour of The Gables—Free for Salem residents and Gables members; Regular admission applies to all others.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. The Hidden Domestic Lives of Puritan Women: When you read the spiritual narratives of 17th-century Puritan women, it’s remarkable to realize that they are very like men’s narratives: completely focused on the search for grace. Women’s narratives mention family as rarely and perfunctorily as men’s narratives do. These were women raising children and creating homesteads in new colonial settlements, where the domestic labor was unceasing. How did these women live both as independent spiritual seekers--the first American individuals--and as wives and mothers? Free.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Katharine Gibbs: Trailblazing Woman in Business: Katharine Gibbs’ secretarial schools provided educational opportunities for women beginning in the early twentieth century and helped to change the face of the American office. Learn about this fascinating woman and the changing roles of women and work.
3:30 – 3:45 Women’s History Tour of The Gables—Free for Salem residents and Gables members; Regular admission applies to all others.
All events are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not required. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.
The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970