Come to Rebecca Nurse Homestead to party like it's the 1910s again! In the early 20th century when The Rebecca Nurse Homestead became a Museum they hosted a Gala Day & Garden Party Bazaar, and we are taking you back in time to experience that event.
Come to Rebecca Nurse Homestead and get a liitle dirty as you become an archaeologist for the day! The Rebecca Nurse Homestead was at the center of a summer archaeology program, run by the University of Southern Maine and Phillips Andover Academy, teaching students of all ages how to become archaeologists. Now it’s your turn. Thousands of artifacts have given a glimpse into the lives of those who have walked these grounds for the past millennia, many now on display. What will you uncover?
Join us among the flowers to hear a story, make a craft, and explore the gardens with your pre-schoolers and early elementary students. Each week, a new theme will tie together stories with accompanying activities that will enliven imaginations and deepen connections to the natural world.
May is Historic Preservation month and we are celebrating by offering Preservation focused programs throughout the month. May 4th and 14th, join the The Trustees of Reservations with your family for a NEW tour offering of the Stevens-Coolidge House. This hands-on family friendly tour will bring the past to life for you and your child. Stories, photos, and objects allow kids to consider differences and similarities between the past and today.
The Gables will once again host friends and family as we celebrate America’s and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthday. Please feel free to bring your own picnic, blanket, and lawn chairs for a front-row seat to the City of Salem’s extraordinary fireworks display over the harbor. A cash bar will be provided from 6:00-9:15pm. NO outside alcohol is permitted on the grounds. Cake to celebrate Hawthorne’s birthday will be cut and served at 8:00pm.