This October, for the second year in a row, we are stepping into Salem’s dark past on a candlelit visit to several of PEM’s historic houses in the heart of downtown. Hear haunting tales of murder and mystery based on real events, told by storytellers dressed in period garb. These intimate stories, told in groups of 12 or less, will be sure to raise the hair on your arms. To calm your beating heart, consider purchasing warm drinks and sugary bites. Storytelling takes place inside three of PEM’s historic houses: the John Ward (1684), Quaker Meeting (about 1688), and Derby-Beebe Summer house (1799). Tales last around 45 minutes.