Ergot: The “Moldy Bread” Myth and Salem

What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been: The “Moldy Bread” Myth and Salem. And evening with Margo Burns, Project Manager and Associate Editor, Records of…

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Historical Carpentry with Mike Welch

Join educator Mike Welch on a fun and informative exploration of the tools and techniques of woodworking during the 18th century. Ongoing between 10:00-4:00. Included…

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Historic New England Open House

Most Historic New England properties are open for free on the first Saturday in June. From Maine to Rhode Island, learn about the people who…

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Finding & Sharing Local History

We are all stewards of history. Many of us have family treasures and heirlooms at home, but how can we best preserve and share them?…

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Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: Citizen of the World

Sophia Peabody Hawthorne moved beyond her 19th century New England roots to become an intrepid traveler and an expatriate. Her capacity to appreciate foreign cultures and…

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Planning the Future: Salem Maritime Cultural Landscape Report

Salem Maritime National Historic Site hosts a presentation to announce the publication of the park’s new Cultural Landscape Report in the second floor room of…

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Schooner Fame Opens for the Season

Schooner Fame opens for the season with an 11:00 am sail! Our replica of the 1812 privateer Fame sails up to three times daily from…

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Gypsy Walk Charity Tour

In honor of Black Cat Tours‘ namesake, we are running our fourth annual charity tour weekend in memory of Gypsy, our dearly departed feline friend…

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Colonial Kids Art and Crafts Night

One of the most famous myths surrounding early Puritan settlers is that they forbid pastimes like music, dancing, games and leisure activities. While Puritans had…

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Layers of Paint, Layers of History

Christine Thompson is a local conservator whose specialty is paint analysis. Ms. Thompson will talk about the importance and techniques of paint analysis and share…

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Salem Food Tour: Wine And Cheese Stroll at the Phillips House

Salem Food Tours are guided food and cultural walking tours of historic Salem, Massachusetts. Taste cheese, wine, sweets, and spices along a one-mile route as…

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Meet the Past: Caroline Emmerton’s Gables Tour

The House of the Seven Gables was preserved and opened as a museum in 1910 by Caroline Emmerton. Miss Emmerton used proceeds from visitors to…

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April Vacation: Living History Lab at the Gables

Try your hand at history! The Living History Lab hands-on history program at The House of the Seven Gables allows the young and young-at-heart to learn about…

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April Vacation Poetry Workshop for Kids

Celebrate Nathaniel Hawthorne and National Poetry Month! Join the Witch City Writers to dissect Hawthorne’s poem “The Ocean” and learn a bit about how to write a poem….

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Meet the Past: A Walk with Nathaniel Hawthorne

Join Nathaniel Hawthorne, as portrayed by historian Rob Velella, for a walk around Salem. Learn about the places where Hawthorne lived, worked, and raised his family….

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“These Walls Do Talk” Exhibit Opening at the Gables

Join us for the opening of our annual exhibit, These Walls Do Talk. The 2018 exhibit shares the science and history about how we know what we know…

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