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Celebrate during the month of August, the important anniversaries of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion (1768) in Marblehead and The House of the Seven Gables (1668) in Salem. These grand and stately mansions are important examples of colonial architecture and all are invited to examine the difference 100 years makes in architectural style and construction. Join the Marblehead Museum for exciting events and reduced rates to both mansions throughout August.

Highlights of Architectural August:

Visitors receive $2 off admission with a Marblehead Museum or Gables receipt. Members of either museum are admitted to the other museum free of charge. Architectural tours of the Lee Mansion are every Saturday in August at 1:30 p.m. The Gables’ Constructing History hands-on architectural program runs weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. A House of the Seven Gables members’ gathering at the Lee Mansion is August 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Marblehead Museum members’ gathering at The House of the Seven Gables is August 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.     To reserve a spot for the museum members’ gatherings, those interested may contact their museum’s membership coordinator. Marblehead Museum is proud to have National Grand Bank serving as the Lee Mansion 250th Anniversary Signature Sponsor, and Marblehead Bank joining as a Corporate Partner. The Lee Mansion is one of the most significant colonial structures in the United States. As a marvel of grand design in undisturbed condition, it draws visitors to Marblehead from around the world. The mansion is owned and maintained by Marblehead Museum, an independent non-profit organization. The museum is dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Lee Mansion, relying on donations from individuals and businesses to maintain and improve the building and grounds.