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June 2019

Saturday, Jun 1
Historic New England’s Open House

Join Historic New England on June 1 for our annual Open House! Most of our historic properties will be open for free to explore on…

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Saturday, Jun 1
17th Century Saturdays
10:00 am

June 1 kicks off the monthly 17th Century Saturdays celebration in Essex County and at The House of the Seven Gables. First period homes from…

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Saturday, Jun 1
Art & Mysteries Revealed: Fiber Arts
10:00 am

Get your hands into all things fiber! Join The House of the Seven Gables for an exploration into the historical methods of wool production, hand-sewing,…

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Saturday, Jun 1
Historic Tour of Broad Street Cemetery
2:00 pm

Broad Street Cemetery was established in 1655 and is Salem’s second oldest cemetery. Noted burials at the cemetery include a Salem Witch Trials judge, Revolutionary…

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Sunday, Jun 2
Historic Salem’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
6:00 pm

Join us in celebrating 75 years of Historic Salem’s preservation successes and recognizing our partners in preservation! ​ Indian, Indonesian, & Chinese small plates​ Dancing…

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Monday, Jun 10
Lessons of 1692 with Marilynne Roach
7:00 pm

Please join the Witch House for our 7th annual June 10th: Lessons of 1692 lecture featuring Marilynne Roach author of “The Salem Witch Trials :…

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Wednesday, Jun 12
The Great American Road Trip
6:30 pm

The Great American Road Trip is a product of the growth of the interstate highway system. These roads connected people and places for decades and…

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Saturday, Jun 15
Gedney’s Hidden History: A Neighborhood Walking Tour
10:00 am

During the first half of the twentieth century, Salem’s High, Endicott, and Gedney Streets supported a thriving community of Italian immigrants. Historic New England’s Gedney…

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Saturday, Jun 15
Sun Wheel Celebrations
1:00 pm

Come to Pioneer Village: Salem in 1630 to learn traditions and folklore about solstices and equinoxes. Sun Wheel Celebrations will recognize these holidays that mark…

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Thursday, Jun 27
In the Shadow of Salem
6:30 pm

Join the Salem Witch Museum for a night with author and historian Richard Hite, as he discusses his new book “In the Shadow of Salem.”…

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July 2019

Sunday, Jul 7
Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of “The House of the Seven Gables”
7:00 am

Salem Maritime National Historic Site will be hosting a marathon read of The House of the Seven Gables at our museum campus. Join us from the…

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August 2019

Saturday, Aug 3
Salem Maritime Festival – Constructing a Fishing Weir

Visit Pioneer Village and Derby Wharf during the Salem Maritime Festival for constructing a fishing weir.

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Saturday, Aug 3
Salem Heritage Days at the Witch House

Visit the Witch House during Salem Heritage Days for colonial games and children’s stories, along with an interactive exhibit.

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Tuesday, Aug 13
The Emerald Diamond: The Influence & Role of the Irish on Baseball’s Development
6:30 pm

From the Irish immigrants of the nineteenth century to the women of the World War II era to the array of international talent today, the…

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September 2019

Thursday, Sep 12
Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere
6:30 pm

Today Wonder Woman is a globally recognized character and brand. Her character was developed in the Golden Age of Comic Books (c.1930-1950) by William Moulton…

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Saturday, Sep 14
Salem Spice Festival
12:00 pm

Come celebrate Salem’s four hundred year history of spices, herbs and tea. Vendors, music and seventeenth century recipes! Free admission, donations encouraged!

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Friday, Sep 20
Corn Mother Folklore Exhibit
1:00 pm

Free event for participants of Trails & Sails at the Witch House and Pioneer Village!

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October 2019

Wednesday, Oct 2
Secure the Shadow: Victorian Spirit & Post-Mortem Photography
6:30 pm

Early photography had a magical quality, even for those who understood the science behind it. For many in the nineteenth century, the relationship between science…

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Wednesday, Oct 2
The History of Oz
7:00 pm

Calling all Wizard of Oz fans! Join the Salem Witch Museum for a celebration of the 80th anniversary of the classic film “The Wizard of…

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