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Splendor in Marblehead a Century After the Turners

November 16, 2016

In 1768, precisely one hundred years after the House of the Gables was built, craftsmen had likely completed the final decorative embellishments of a new mansion erected across the harbor in Marblehead. Exquisite carvings, mahogany paneling, and magnificent hand-painted murals gave the grand new residence an aura of splendor that would have rivaled most New England homes at that time, just as the Turners' impressive dwelling would have a century earlier.

Join former Lee Mansion curator Judy Anderson for an illustrated talk about the preservation of the splendid house and its hand painted wallpapers over two and a half centuries. A book about those wall-coverings will be for sale after the talk. To reserve your spot for this lecture please email groups[at]7gables[dot]org, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 104.

Funded project of Mass Humanities.  Mass Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 8:00 pm

Phone: (978) 744-0991 x10 E-mail:
House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA
United States
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