March 24, 2022

Episode 76 - Caroline Emmerton and The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts

Episode 76 - Caroline Emmerton and The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts

Jennie and Dianne are joined by David Moffat, a Visitor Services Specialist & researcher at The House of the Seven Gables. David has done a lot of research into the life and work of Caroline Emmerton, the woman who saved the House of the Seven Gables by turning it into the museum we know today and using the funds from that museum to create a settlement house for thousands of immigrants who came to America in search of a new home.  Emmerton’s legacy can be traced all across the city of Salem. Her grave is in Harmony Grove Cemetery. Her birth house still stands on Summer Street and her home as an adult can still be seen today on Essex Street. The mark of her generous spirit can be found at the Women’s Friend Society on Hawthorne Boulevard and at the Plummer Home for Boys on Winter Island. Come along as we learn more about one of America's most Ordinary Extraordinary women!


To learn more about The House of the Seven Gables or to become a member, please visit their website at: https://7gables.org/

To learn more about Harmony Grove Cemetery, please visit their website at:  https://www.harmonygrovesalem.org/