Museums Celebrate Women’s History Day

Information from Women’s History Day 2019 is listed below, details for 2020 will be available this March.

Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll proclaimed March 24, 2019, Salem Women’s History Day. Special programs will be held at the following museums and attractions around town:

The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables will commemorate Salem Women’s History Day by sharing the hidden histories of women at our site and around the region.

All events are free for members and Salem residents. Regular admission for the general public includes a tour and admission to the lecture. Space is limited for all events.

For more information email or call 978-306-7003. Click here to register.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Women’s history focused tour of The Gables

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Hidden History of Boston

Boston is one of America’s most historic cities, but it has quite a bit of unseen past. Riotous mobs celebrated their hatred of the pope in an annual celebration called Pope’s Night during the colonial era. A centuries-long turf war played out on the streets of quiet Chinatown, ending in the massacre of five men in a back alley in 1991. William Monroe Trotter published the Boston Guardian, an independent African American newspaper, and was a beacon of civil rights activism at the turn of the century. Author and historian

Dina Vargo shines a light into the cobwebbed corners of Boston’s hidden history with a review of these stories and the role of women in Boston’s hidden history.

Book signing to follow in the Museum Store.

3:30 – 4:15 Women’s history focused tour of The Gables

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Phillips House Museum

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.

Tours are available on the half-hour. Last tour departs at 3:00 p.m.

Please call 978-744-0440 for more information or buy tickets online ($5).

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Witch House

In the year 1619 the great sachem Nanepeshemet lost his life and his widow assumed control of his territories which included modern day Salem. The Corwin House/Witch House has developed an exhibit to celebrate this woman known only to us as “Squaw Sachem”. Admission to the Witch House is free to locals.

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Essex Heritage

Join Essex Heritage and historian John Galluzzo for an illuminating look at the lesser known stories behind lighthouse keeping in Essex County, MA.

This lecture is part of Salem Women’s History Day and is free for all.

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History Alive

Join History Alive at Old Town Hall on Salem Women’s History Day for a performance of Artists & Abolitionists: Salem’s Daughters Abroad.

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Salem Witch Museum

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 to our main presentations, stop in and meet Alice Parker and Ann Pudeator, two independent and outspoken women both ultimately executed for the crime of witchcraft. Our costumed reenactors will be walking throughout the museum, answering questions, discussing the latest events of March 1692, and interacting with our visitors.

Our presentations are offered at our standard admission prices, but interacting with these Puritan women is free and a great way to get involved with Women’s History Day. Join us for an engaging day of women’s history as we dive into the reality of women’s lives, struggles, and the witchcraft accusations brought against women in 1692.

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Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Celebrate this year’s Salem Women’s History Day on Sunday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Narbonne House. Discover the little known history of the women that owned, lived, and worked in the house.

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