Trails & Sails
Discover special places in your backyard from Friday Sept. 17 through Sunday Sept. 26! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during Trails & Sails! Visit trailsandsails.org for a list of events around the region.
Black Women of Essex County
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites invite you to explore and learn about the history of African American people, cultures, and communities in Essex County. Residents, historians, and scholars alike have been working to unearth this history and recover these fascinating stories in order to provide a fuller account of the county’s past and present. Join us...
17th Century Elderflower Recipes
The Elder-Mother: According to the language of flowers, the elderflower is the flower of compassion. Join us to explore the fables and folklore of this fascinating plant and it’s use in medicines throughout the centuries. Learn more here.
Local Lore by Candlelight at the Daniels House
Legends culled from New England’s long history told by candlelight inside the ancient room of one of Salem’s oldest homes. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Visit Salem through the eyes of abolitionist, poet and teacher, Charlotte Forten as a young, African-American woman in the years leading up to the Civil War. About 2 miles. Some uneven ground. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency....