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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Hour of the Witch Chris Bohjalian and Brunonia Barry in Conversation A Fundraiser for Salem Lit Fest!

May 4, 2021

Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian celebrates the launch of his latest book, Hour of the Witch,  in conversation with bestselling author and pillar of Salem Lit Fest,…

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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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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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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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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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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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House History How-To: Conducting Your Own House History

April 14, 2021

Have you always been interested in how to go about conducting your own House History research? Learn how to do-it-yourself with one of Historic Salem’s…

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Interview with Dan Finamore from Peabody Essex Museum

April 23, 2021

Salem Maritime National Historic Site will distribute an interview and webpage featuring an interview with Dan Finamore of the Peabody Essex Museum. Topics include a…

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Salem Ancestry Days

February 10, 2021

Salem Ancestry Days will take place April 30-May 3, 2021.  Celebrate genealogy and ancestral connections to Salem, Massachusetts, during a weekend of lectures, tours, and…

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Connor Towne O’Neill—That Devil: Reckoning with the Life and Afterlife of Nathan Bedford Forrest

April 13, 2021

Every day for the past six years — ever since he wandered into an old Confederate cemetery on a major civil rights anniversary — Connor…

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