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.
Architectural Treasure Hunt
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 following places: Hamilton Hall, Historic New England’s Phillips House, Pickering House and Salem Athenaeum. At each property, you will find a fact sheet challenging you to identify the building’s architectural details. The fact sheets are at...
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...
“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum
Organized by the architecture of the alphabet, Salem Stories presents 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that made Salem, Massachusetts, the city it is today. The exhibition starts at “A is for Always Indigenous” to acknowledge the Native communities who have lived for millennia on the land where the museum now sits. It ends with Z is for...
“In American Waters” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum
For over 200 years, artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power of the sea in American life. Oceans play a key role in American society no matter where we live, and the sea continues to inspire painters today to capture its mystery and power. In American Waters reveals that marine painting is so much more...
“Cevin Soling: We’ve Become What We Parody” at the Satanic Temple
The works serve as critiques of both ourselves and our culture designed to prompt unsettling questions. What kind of world have we created? What do we value, and what do we want to achieve? How do we suppress thoughts of our eventual demise and the specter of violence that surrounds us? Alienation plays a significant role – not as a...
Broom Making, Book Binding
Craft a rustic broom from scratch or bind your own leather grimoire, book of shadows, spell book, art or dream journal- something for all your creative and magickal works! Personalize your projects with pendants, herbs, dried flowers, bones, charms, stencils. Groups welcome! Visit our website or contact us for details at thewitcherysalem.com.
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....
Salem Séances at Omen
Step into the Spirit Parlor of Omen and experience an authentic Salem Séance with a true spirit medium. Our gifted psychics were born with the uncanny ability to connect with our loved ones on the other side. Our departed yearn to reach out to us from beyond and the psychic mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with...
North Shore Pride: Reimagined
For the weekend of September 18 – 19, 2021, North Shore Pride will be engaging with businesses in Salem to promote and support Pride Reimagined events, specials, and promotions that will take place throughout the city that weekend. In conjunction with a weekend full of activities, we will also be bringing back our online vendor fair to provide an opportunity...