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September 2020

Friday, Sep 18
Architectural Treasure Hunt

DIY Activity: Celebrate iconic buildings in Salem’s McIntire Historic District by going on an Architectural Treasure Hunt! Use the answer bank to identify features of the…

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Friday, Sep 18
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 18
Salem Maritime History DIY Walking Tour

You can explore Salem Maritime and its history through this self-paced audio tour! Access the tour by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by…

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Friday, Sep 18
Pathways in Freedom Cell Phone Tour

“Pathways in Freedom” is a new interactive program that explores life and the options available for Salem’s African American community after emancipation, 1783-1808. You can…

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Friday, Sep 18
History of Slavery at Salem Maritime DIY Audio Tour

You can explore the lives of enslaved people and Salem’s connection to the Atlantic slave economy, by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by…

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Saturday, Sep 19
Enduring Hawthorne (VIRTUAL EVENT)

The third annual Enduring Hawthorne event will take a different approach this year. Instead of a marathon reading, Enduring Hawthorne 2020 will be a celebration…

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Saturday, Sep 19
Women’s History Tour at The Gables (CANCELLED)
10:00 am

Limited space is available for this special tour of The House of the Seven Gables. Join us to learn all about the role that women…

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Tuesday, Sep 22
Virtual Lunchtime Lectures with Jim McAllister
12:00 pm

Jim McAllister’s LUNCHTIME LECTURES Weekdays at noon Half hour (plus) illustrated talks on Zoom Tuesday, September 22. Library Lore of Boston’s North Shore A rare…

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October 2020

Tuesday, Oct 13
Redefining Heritage: Access to Nature and Shaping Our Environment
5:00 pm

Join us for the first conversation in our virtual fall program series “Redefining Heritage”. Getting out into nature can vastly improve individual and community well-being,…

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November 2020

Sunday, Nov 15
Americana Lecture 2020
6:00 pm

The 2020 Hamilton Hall Americana Lecture, “Untold African American Stories,” will be presented virtually by biographer Adelaide Solomon-Jordan. Ms. Solomon-Jordan shares a special connection to…

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Tuesday, Nov 17
Redefining Heritage: The Struggle for Labor Equity
5:00 pm

Join us for the second conversation in our virtual fall program series “Redefining Heritage”. Throughout history, the struggle for labor equity has been a catalyst…

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Sunday, Nov 29
“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum
10:00 am

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to…

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