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September 2019

Saturday, Sep 14
Living History Labs at The House of the Seven Gables
11:00 am

Play both scientist and historian by getting your hands and minds on some fun and engaging experiences from the past. Learn more at 7Gables.org.

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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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Sunday, Sep 15
Taste of the Gables
4:00 pm

Let’s Celebrate! The House of the Seven Gables is feeling especially lucky on this 7th Taste of The Gables! We’re on a roll… and it…

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Monday, Sep 16
Anchor Drop at the Peabody Essex Museum
2:00 pm

In coordination with the opening of its new wing, the Peabody Essex Museum invites the public to join Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and the museum’s…

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Thursday, Sep 19
Talk with Russ Cohen: Nibbling on Natives in Your Back Yard
3:00 pm

There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers and others to utilize more native species in their landscaping, thanks to books like Doug Tallamy’s Bringing…

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Friday, Sep 20
Trails & Sails

Discover special places in your backyard! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all…

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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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Friday, Sep 20
Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for Charlotte Forten Park
6:00 pm

The City of Salem will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the newly named Charlotte Forten Park located at 289 Derby Street. The ceremony…

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Friday, Sep 20
History Alive Presents “Homestead”
8:00 pm

Homestead is a new, site-specific play that allows the audience to observe a 17th century colonial family on the brink of panic and witness firsthand…

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Saturday, Sep 21
Medicine in Colonial Salem – Witch House
10:00 am

Join us at the Witch House and Pioneer Village for a look at medicinal curiosities from the 17th century. At the Corwin House (a.k.a. the Witch…

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Saturday, Sep 21
Medicine in Colonial Salem – Pioneer Village
12:30 pm

Join us at the Witch House and Pioneer Village for a look at medicinal curiosities from the 17th century. At 1630: Pioneer Village, we will feature herbal…

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Saturday, Sep 21
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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Sunday, Sep 22
Hamilton Hall Tours
1:00 pm

Join us for a self-guided tour of our beautiful historic hall. Glimpse the newly restored American Eagle hand carved by Samuel McIntire, explore the Brick…

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Monday, Sep 23
Salem’s Golden Age
3:00 pm

On this walking tour, we’ll explore the landscapes and architecture created by the wealth of Salem’s storied maritime merchant era. We’ll visit the modern shops…

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Tuesday, Sep 24
The Remond Family of Hamilton Hall and Salem’s African-American Community in the Nineteenth Century
7:00 pm

Dr. Donna Seger of the Salem State History Department will give an illustrated presentation on the Remond family of Salem, including John and Nancy Remond…

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Sunday, Sep 29
History of Slavery at Salem Maritime
1:00 pm

What comes to mind when you think of American slavery? Join us Sunday, September 29th, for an interactive tour with park rangers as we explore…

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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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Friday, Oct 4
Hawthorne in Hollywood: The Scarlet Letter
6:30 pm

Did you know that Nathaniel Hawthorne has over 60 film credits to his name? Hawthorne’s work has inspired Hollywood since 1908. Join us at The…

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