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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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Wednesday, Oct 16
Friends of Broad St Cemetery present Tales of the Infamous High Sheriff of the Witch Trials
6:30 pm

Marilynne Roach, a famous local historian, has written the seminal history of the Witch Trials, is speaking on George Corwin, the infamous High Sheriff of…

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November 2019

Thursday, Nov 7
Elbridge Gerry: Beyond the Gerrymander
7:00 pm

Join us for an evening lecture about Elbridge Gerry, infamous for the concept of Gerrymandering. Notable historian, Robert Allison will discuss Gerry’s life and impact…

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Monday, Nov 11
Free Admission for Veterans at The House of the Seven Gables

Veterans need only bring military ID on Monday, November 11, to be granted free admission to The House of the Seven Gables. The National Historic…

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Sunday, Nov 17
2019 Americana Lecture at Hamilton Hall
2:00 pm

Please join us for the Americana Lecture 2019 at Hamilton Hall. This year we are excited to have world-renowned Philip C. Lowe, Director of the…

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Sunday, Nov 17
History Alive Presents: The Scarlet Letter
3:30 pm

Join us for a special series of performances of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter, at Pioneer Village this November. Hawthorne himself will be your…

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Tuesday, Nov 19
From Salem Common to Washington Square: Historic Highlights of a Historic Neighborhood
7:30 pm

Join Jim McAllister as he traces the Salem Common area’s evolving landscape and land usage; recalls long-forgotten almshouses and bath houses, schools, inns, institutions, tourist…

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Saturday, Nov 23
Kelsey, Cammerer, Crowninshield & Appleton: The Founding of Salem Maritime
3:00 pm

Dr. Emily Murphy, Curator at Salem Maritime will share the stories of the people and events that shaped Salem’s National Park. The founding of Salem…

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Saturday, Nov 30
Never to Return: The Harrowing Tale of the USS Leopold
3:00 pm

Col. Robert Nersasian will recount the harrowing tale of the USS Leopold–the worst combat loss in the history of the US Coast Guard. Join us…

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December 2019

Sunday, Dec 1
The House of the Seven Gables: An Illustrated Classic
2:00 pm

Jack Butterworth, the owner of one of the largest collections of comic art in New England, will share some insider stories behind the two comic…

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