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March 2020

Sunday, Mar 29
Salem Women’s History Day at the Phillips House
11:00 am

Join the Phillips House staff for a day of special guided tours focusing on the role of women at 34 Chestnut Street through the years….

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Sunday, Mar 29
Women & Witchcraft
12:00 pm

Help commemorate Women’s History Day in Salem with a visit to the Salem Witch Museum to meet two very special women from 1692. In addition…

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Sunday, Mar 29
“A Feeling of Indignation Rises in My Soul”: Charlotte Forten Grimké’s Poet…
2:00 pm

Join Emerita Professor of Education at Salem State University, Mary-Lou Breitborde, for a look at the writings of Charlotte Forten Grimké, the difficult world she…

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April 2020

Thursday, Apr 9
Seeing Citizens: Picturing American Women’s Fight for the Vote
7:00 pm

The History Department at Salem State University and the Essex Heritage National Area invite you to a presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage…

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Saturday, Apr 18
Anniversary of the First Muster
10:00 am

One of the most exciting events in Salem is the Anniversary of the Country’s First Muster! Watch the reenactment unfold in Salem Common! The AHAC participates…

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Saturday, Apr 18
April Vacation at The Gables: Miss Emmerton’s Settlement House
11:00 am

In 1916, Caroline Emmerton’s Settlement House served the immigrant families living in the neighborhood of the museum. The children often attended classes that taught household…

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Tuesday, Apr 21
Happy Birthday, Miss Emmerton!
10:00 am

Join Caroline Emmerton on her birthday as she oversees hands-on activities based on her early Settlement programs. Chat about her thoughts on restoring The House…

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Thursday, Apr 30
Brilliant Beacons with Eric Jay Dolin
7:00 pm

In a slide-illustrated talk rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin tells the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels….

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May 2020

Friday, May 1
Salem Ancestry Days

Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate their ancestral and immigrant connections to Salem, Massachusetts during the first annual Salem Ancestry Days celebration, which will…

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Friday, May 1
Salem Ancestry Days: Family Reunion at The Gables

Are you a Turner or Ingersoll? Hawthorne or Emmerton? Maybe even an Upton? If you are connected by family lines to our story at The…

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Friday, May 1
Salem Ancestry Days Walking Tour
11:00 am

Salem has a vast and varied history from its humble beginnings in 1626 to present day as a thriving 21st Century city. The 1692 witch…

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Friday, May 1
Salem Ancestry Days: Kids & Cursive at The Gables
4:00 pm

Until recently, the preferred penmanship was cursive writing. If you’d like to look back through your family’s history, wouldn’t it be nice to be able…

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