Remarkable Women of Salem

Plenty of remarkable women have contributed to Salem’s history over the years.  This year, 2020, we live in a Salem that has a woman at…

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Singles Awareness Day in Salem, MA

How does one celebrate #SinglesAwarenessDay in Salem, Massachusetts? By remembering some of our most famous singles from Salem’s history of course. Whether by choice (or…

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City of Salem Announces Plans for Memorial at Proctor’s Ledge

Last year a team of local scholars and researchers were able to confirm the location where the innocent victims of the Salem Witch Trials of…

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Bewitched Statue
Great Stories Begin Here

Monopoly was made here George, Edward, and Charles Parker built the Parker Brothers factory in the late nineteenth century, producing games including Monopoly, Clue, Risk,…

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Pickering Light Salem MA Photo by Amanda Beattie
November Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Amanda Beattie, whose photograph of the Super Moon and Pickering Light has been selected as the November “Pick of the Month” in the…

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The Salem City Seal

The Salem City Seal’s design is based on a very important aspect of Salem history, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Salem…

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Downrig or Die!

Celebrate the “last dying gasp of the sailing season,” with Downrig or Die!, an annual program presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in…

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Lighthouses in Salem, MA

With Haunted Happenings right around the corner, it might be difficult to think of Salem for anything besides our favorite Halloween celebration. Even with the…

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Salem MA Witchcraft in Salem Village
July 19, 1692

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 occurred in such a short amount of time, this being one of the reasons why they are so horrifically…

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Aloha Hōkūleʻa!

Salem will say Aloha to Hawai‘i’s iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa when she arrives at Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Thursday, July 14. The 62-foot…

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Friendship of Salem departs for repairs

Friendship of Salem left Derby Wharf on July 5, 2016, for a scheduled “haul-out.” The ship has gone to Gloucester where she will be removed…

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Bridget Bishop, Hanged, June 10, 1692

Hysteria, wrongly accused for a crime you didn’t commit, tried, and hanged; try and picture what life was like in Salem Village, 1692.  The people…

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Spotlight on the Salem Witch Trials

We commemorated the anniversary of the hanging of Bridget Bishop, the first victim of the Salem Witch Trials, on June 10.  The Witch House hosted…

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The Work of Rodin Interpreted in Dance

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and BoSoma Dance Company present 101 days of modern gestural performance in the museum’s headlining exhibition, Rodin: Transforming Sculpture. Dancers…

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“Mortified” joins the Mass Poetry Festival

Would you stand up in a crowded room and read allowed, into a microphone presumably, from your adolescent journal?  That is what people will be…

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Historic Burying Grounds

Salem has three cemeteries that are significant to the Witch Trials of 1692. The Howard Street Cemetery is said to be where Giles Corey was…

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