Women’s History Tour

House of the Seven Gables

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate we are offering our Women’s History Tour each Saturday of the month at 1:15 P.M.! From the Indigenous women who worked the land to our organization’s founder, women have always been a part of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion’s history, but not always given the spotlight they deserve. The […]

SALEM TO ROME: WILLIAM WETMORE STORY, LOUISA LANDER, SOPHIA AND NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE AND SCULPTURAL CONTROVERSY

House of the Seven Gables

During the 1850s, American artists and writers formed a community in Rome. Among them were Salem-born William Wetmore Story, Louisa Lander, and Sophia and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Story had abandoned his distinguished career as a Boston attorney to become a prolific sculptor. In his Cleopatra and Libyan Sybil, he sculpted strong, sensuous, controversial women and earned […]