Voices Against Injustice Tent Talk

Join Voices Against Injustice for a free Tent Talk at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial. Learn more at SalemAward.org.

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Deliver Us from Evil: Counter-Magic in Early New England

Emerson W. Baker of the Salem State University History Department will talk about why folk magic was far more common in colonial New England than…

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Dating Historic Houses in Salem and Essex County

Join the Old House Whisperer, John Cole, for a special lecture on how to date historic homes. John will identify the tell-tale signs that show…

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Layers of Paint, Layers of History

Christine Thomson is a local conservator whose specialty is paint analysis. This scientific technique is used in historic buildings to help with restoration work and…

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Salem Sound Stories: A Lecture with Historian Jim McAllister

Join Salem-based historian, author and raconteur Jim McAllister on Finback for a fact and anecdote-filled 14-mile trip around Salem, Beverly and Marblehead harbors (and the…

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Salon: Perspectives on Frankenstein

Derek Belanger will discuss Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus,” which celebrates the 200th anniversary of its publication this year. Tickets available here.

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Salem Willows Snapshot(s)

Inspired by a visit to Salem Willows on a glorious June day, Jim McAllister set out to capture the essence of this wonderful waterfront treasure…

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The History of Salem’s Black Picnic

Join Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and local community leaders on an engaging Community Conversation on the History of the Salem Black Picnic, also known as “Negro…

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Interactions Between Poetry and Painting: Alfred, Lord Tennyson

In this three-lecture series at the Salem Athenaeum, Dr. Sue Weaver Schopf will explore questions that have often been asked in studies of the sister…

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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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Interactions between Poetry and Painting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

In this three-lecture series, Dr. Sue Weaver Schopf will explore questions that have often been asked in studies of the sister arts: What can poetry…

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Peabody Essex Museum
“It’s for the Birds!”

Douglas Tallamy, a giant in the natural gardening world and author of Bringing Nature Home, shares his deep knowledge of the important roles native plants play…

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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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Salem State University Writers Series with Oliver de La Paz and J.D. Scrimgeour

This reading is a double celebration. Acclaimed poet Oliver de la Paz, the final judge for this year’s Claire Keyes Poetry Award, will announce the…

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Women’s History Day at the Gables

The House of the Seven Gables will commemorate Salem Women’s History Day with a special women’s history tour and two lectures focusing on the role…

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