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Author Visit: Inside The House of Seven Gables

Tewksbury Public Library
Event organized by Tewksbury Public Library

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Authors Ryan Conary, David Moffat and Everett Philbrook will discuss their new book, "The House Of Seven Gables: Images Of America."

About The Book: The House of the Seven Gables is an American icon. It is one of the nation's oldest homes and one of its first historic house museums. Built in 1668, it is a unique and well-restored first period house displaying many preserved 17th- and 18th-century architectural features. Three generations of the seafaring Turner family lived in the home before the American Revolution. In the 19th century, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne was hosted in the house by his cousin, and the setting encouraged his literary genius. After this famous association, the house attracted tourists even before it opened to the public when the artistic Upton family called the mansion home. In 1910, Caroline Emmerton, an enterprising philanthropist, opened the home to raise money to help local immigrants. She restored the structure and brought other historic houses from Salem to the property.

About The Authors: Staff members Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook have searched through the archives of the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association and other local institutions to curate a selection of images. These images show the detailed architectural history of the structures, and the life within and around their walls, over the course of the century from 1860 to 1960.

Doors to open by 6:45pm. Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.