Cruising Salem Harbor in 1800 with Reverend William Bentley

March 10, 2021

Join Essex Heritage and historian Donald Friary to explore Salem Harbor through the eyes of Reverend William Bentley. According to his diary, Reverend William Bentley…

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The Scarlet Letter(s) Walking Tour

May 5, 2021

Upon his death, Salem’s Nathaniel Hawthorne asked his friends and family to destroy all personal letters between them. Some of them complied, but many letters…

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Salem Weekend at a Glance: May 7-9, 2021

May 6, 2021

Friday, May 7 all-day Salem State Spring Dance Festival Spend some time at Salem State’s Spring Dance Film Festival, featuring work by Salem State dance…

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Salem Ancestry Days Recap + Save the Date for 2022!

May 5, 2021

Thank you for joining us during the first annual Salem Ancestry Days! Held in celebration of ancestral and immigrant connections to Salem, this first annual…

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Shalom/Salem: Archival Stories from Salem’s Jewish Community

April 14, 2021

Learn about the families, businesses, and synagogues that make up Salem’s Jewish history through the lens of the archival collections at the Wyner Family Jewish…

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Salem Indigenous Genealogy Project

March 17, 2021

Do you have Indigenous ancestry from this region? We would love to hear from you!  We will be sharing resources for research and collecting stories…

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The Salem Ancestry Talk Show: The Photo Detective & The Story Teller

April 26, 2021

Join us for a moderated Zoom show with special guests Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, and James McAllister, the official Historian of Salem. Together they…

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Salem with the Silsbee Family Walking Tour

March 19, 2021

Tour Salem through the eyes of one of its prominent families, and how they helped the city make an international name for itself through sail…

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Danvers Historical Society Genealogy Panel

March 8, 2021

A genealogy panel and casual discussion at Tapley Memorial Hall. Bring your questions and learn tips.

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Ancestry Days Tour with Black Cat Tours

March 25, 2021

A special historic tour for Ancestry Days in Salem. See the sites and learn the history behind some of our fair city’s lesser known tales…

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Annawon Weeden Virtual Talk

March 17, 2021

Join us for a virtual talk with Annawon Weeden of the Mashpee-Wampanoag and Naragansett Tribes.  This talk will be shared virtually on the Witch House…

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The Life and Death of John Proctor

February 17, 2021

Join us for an afternoon virtual lecture given by Peabody Historical Society curator Kelly Daniell. In 1692, John Proctor was 60 years old, was a…

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Remembering the Silent Souls of Howard Street Cemetery

April 15, 2021

A 30-40 minute video of the history of the cemetery and select people within such as Prince Farmer, Col. Samuel Carlton, and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s relatives….

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Finding Ancestors & Heritage Trees in Greenlawn

April 13, 2021

We will share how to find loved ones buried in Greenlawn as well as some heritage trees in the F. Carroll Sargent Arboretum at Greenlawn…

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Salem with the Daniels Family Walking Tour

March 19, 2021

Tour downtown Salem through the eyes of one of its earliest families. This 1-mile loops will highlight the rustic c.17th Salem settlement and uncover ancient…

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Discovering Your Salem Ancestry: How to Access Genealogical Records

March 15, 2021

Researching your family history can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to look. In this educational and inspirational webinar, learn how to access…

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