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...
“The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming” at the Peabody Essex Museum
More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials, artistic imaginations remain engaged by the personal tragedies and grave injustices of this historic crisis. In this exhibition, learn more about factors that fueled the hysteria and individuals who rose to defend those unjustly accused and explore two creative responses by artists with ancestral links to the trials. Both projects directly...
“Alexander Reisfar: The Death of Gods and Masters” at the Satanic Temple
Alexander has lended his brush to many bands over the years, his album covers include Arch Enemy, Sabbath Assembly, Lungs, and Silver Talon. A full album cover discography can be found here. Reisfar was the artist in residence at the John Natsoulas Gallery in 2012, where he became a member of the Davis Mural Team. The artist’s murals can be...
Inside the Daniels House
Built by a shipwright and captain in 1667, the Stephen Daniels House offers a rare look inside a 17th century mansion built when Salem was on the frontier of New England. You’ll get an intimate look at original details from the Witch Trials, American Revolution and beyond. These walls have seen it all. The Daniels House is not a museum...
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.
Rising Tides: Salem and the Sea
A walk along Salem’s coastline is a journey through time. Join us as we trace this old port city’s complex relationship with the sea; from boom to bust to the very real threat to our historic structures from climate change. This city’s past, present and future is inextricably tied to the ocean. Special Instructions: Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate...