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Salem Weekend at a Glance: August 20-22, 2021

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Friday, August 20

10:00 am-8:00 pm
“Salem Stories” at PEM
Peabody Essex Museum | pem.org
Using selections from PEM’s vast collection, see more than 100 works, including paintings, sculpture, textiles, decorative arts, photos, natural history specimens, manuscripts, posters, books, eyewitness accounts, and even a murder weapons.

10:00 am-8:00 pm
“In American Waters” at PEM
Peabody Essex Museum | pem.org
In this exhibition, visitors will also discover the sea as an expansive way to reflect on American culture and environment, learn how coastal and maritime symbols moved inland across the United States, and question what it means to be “in American waters.”

11:00 am-5:00 pm
“Cevin Soling: We’ve Become What We Parody” at the Satanic Temple
Satanic Temple | SalemArtGallery.com
The works serve as critiques of both ourselves and our culture designed to prompt unsettling questions. What kind of world have we created? What do we value, and what do we want to achieve?

12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Broom Making, Book Binding
The Witchery | thewitcherysalem.com
Craft a rustic broom from scratch or bind your own leather grimoire, book of shadows, spell book, art or dream journal- something for all your creative and magickal works! Personalize your projects with pendants, herbs, dried flowers, bones, charms, stencils. Hourly by appointment.

4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Unmasking & Evolution of Negro Election Day and The Black Vote
Hamilton Hall | HamiltonHall.org
Salem United, Inc. and its president Doreen Wade demonstrate how the first black voting system evolved into the “Black Picnic Day” celebration that has been running for 281 years.

7:00 pm
Derby Street Mile
Derby Street | salemrec.com
Join Salem Park, Recreation and Community Services for the 16th Annual Derby Street Mile Road Race. This is a fun, family driven event!

7:00 pm
Salem Séances
Omen | omensalem.com
Step into the Spirit Parlor of Omen and experience an authentic Salem Séance with a true spirit medium. Our departed yearn to reach out to us from beyond and the psychic mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with souls who have crossed over!

Saturday, August 21

10:00 am-5:00 pm
“Salem Stories” at PEM
Peabody Essex Museum | pem.org
See event listing Friday, August 20.

10:00 am-5:00 pm
“In American Waters” at PEM
Peabody Essex Museum | pem.org
See event listing Friday, August 20.

11:00 am-5:00 pm
“Cevin Soling: We’ve Become What We Parody” at the Satanic Temple
Satanic Temple | SalemArtGallery.com
See event listing Friday, August 20.

12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Ropes Mansion Tours
Ropes Mansion | pem.org
Built in 1927 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ropes Mansion is recognized as one of New England’s most significant historic structures. Stop by to freely explore the 15 rooms at your own pace. PEM Guides are on hand to answer your questions.

12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Broom Making, Book Binding
The Witchery | thewitcherysalem.com
See event listing Friday, August 20.

1:30 pm
African American History Tour with Salem Historical Tours
Downtown Salem | salemhistoricaltours.com
Tour highlighting the incredible contributions of African Americans in our city. This tour will start at our office and end at Hamilton Hall where Salem’s Black History Museum will be through the summer.

2:00 pm
DrumatiX: Rhythm Delivered
Charlotte Forten Park | See events calendar
Join DrumatiX in “Rhythm Delivered”, a family-friendly show combining tap dance, body percussion, creative drumming and audience interaction.

3:00 pm-6:30 pm
Unmasking & Evolution of Negro Election Day and The Black Vote
Hamilton Hall | HamiltonHall.org
See event listing Friday, August 20.

7:00 pm
Salem Séances
Omen | omensalem.com
See event listing Friday, August 20.

Sunday, August 22

10:00 am-5:00 pm
Salem Stories” at PEM
Peabody Essex Museum | pem.org
See event listing Friday, August 20.

10:00 am-5:00 pm
“In American Waters” at PEM
Peabody Essex Museum | pem.org
See event listing Friday, August 20.

11:00 am-5:00 pm
“Cevin Soling: We’ve Become What We Parody” at the Satanic Temple
Satanic Temple | SalemArtGallery.com
See event listing Friday, August 20.

12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Ropes Mansion Tours
Ropes Mansion | pem.org
See event listing Saturday, August 21.

12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Broom Making, Book Binding
The Witchery | thewitcherysalem.com
See event listing Friday, August 20.

1:00 pm-6:30 pm
Unmasking & Evolution of Negro Election Day and The Black Vote
Hamilton Hall | HamiltonHall.org
See event listing Friday, August 20.

2:00 pm
DrumatiX: Rhythm Delivered
Charlotte Forten Park | See events calendar
See event listing Saturday, August 21.

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