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September 2020

Crafting at the Witchery (PICK-UP & DELIVERY AVAILABLE!)

September 26

Did you know our DIY crafts are now available to go?  Projects include make-your-own brooms, tarot boxes, Ouija boards, straw witches, divination runes, pentacle wreaths and more. Pick-up or delivery anywhere in the US. Learn more here.

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Trails & Sails

September 26

Discover special places in your backyard! 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! Find a complete list of events at TrailsandSails.org.

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Crafting at the Witchery

September 26

Did you know our DIY crafts are now available to go?  Projects include make-your-own brooms, tarot boxes, Ouija boards, straw witches, divination runes, pentacle wreaths and more. Pick-up or delivery anywhere in the US. Learn more here.

Find out more »

Salem Maritime History DIY Walking Tour

September 26

You can explore Salem Maritime and its history through this self-paced audio tour! Access the tour by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone and searching for Salem Maritime, or online here.

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Pathways in Freedom Cell Phone Tour

September 26

“Pathways in Freedom” is a new interactive program that explores life and the options available for Salem’s African American community after emancipation, 1783-1808. You can access the tour by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone, and searching “Pathways in Freedom,” or online here.

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History of Slavery at Salem Maritime DIY Audio Tour

September 26

You can explore the lives of enslaved people and Salem’s connection to the Atlantic slave economy, by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone, and searching for Salem Maritime. You can also access the tour online here.

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Hamilton Hall Highlights – Virtual Presentations

September 26

Virtual Activity: Join Dr. Donna Seger, History Professor at Salem State University, as she shares her expertise in a fun and fascinating video tour of Hamilton Hall. The tour is broken up into twelve short videos including a special feature about cooking at the Hall from former president Dr. Daniel Randall How to tune in: Visitors are encouraged to visit our website at any time to enjoy the video tour https://www.hamiltonhall.org/hallhighlights

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Reading Our Neighborhoods: An Architectural Scavenger Hunt and Photo Contest in Salem

September 26

DIY Event: Appreciate the beauty of the architecture around you by participating in our scavenger hunt for house styles! Submit through email and tag on social media pictures of residential architectural styles throughout Salem for the duration of Trails and Sails. Multiple prizes will be awarded for capturing a photo of every style AND the best photos will be selected and exhibited. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Access any time during Trails & Sails week. You can register for the contest, find more information and…

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Architectural Treasure Hunt

September 26

DIY Activity: 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, the Pickering House, and the Salem Athenaeum. At each property, you will find a fact sheet challenging you to identify the building’s architectural details. The fact sheets are posted at the rear visitor entrance of Historic New England’s Phillips House, and at the front entrance of…

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Friends of Greenlawn DIY History & Nature Challenge

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

DIY Activity: Learn about and see some interesting natural and historical elements in Greenlawn, which was established in 1807; all while helping us raise awareness and funding to continue restoration of the stunning Dickson Memorial Chapel and (lost) Conservatory and to preserve Greenlawn Cemetery for generations to come. We hope to see you, many local families and Greenlawn fans there! How to Participate: Click the link to download the challenge#1 Friends of Greenlawn History & Nature Challenge. Our Nature & History Challenge…

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“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to the deaths of 25 innocents — men, women and children — between June 1692 and March 1693. Explore rarely-exhibited original witch trial documents from PEM’s Phillips Library collection and learn the true story of this tragedy as told through the voices and with the possessions of those directly involved. Many unfounded theories about the Salem…

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“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 Zoology and coincides with the return to the galleries of a leatherback turtle specimen captured in 1885, a favorite of…

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RSD (Record Store Day) Drops #2 at the Record Exchange

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come SAFELY join us for the SECOND RSD (Record Store Day) Drops #2 on Saturday, September 26th from 10 to 6 at the Record Exchange! To celebrate independent RECORD STORES this year, as well as to celebrate our wonderful, loyal and supportive customers, we’ll have another LARGE selection of RSD special limited edition exclusive LPs and 45s in a safe and clean environment. Please form line at Pond Street corner of the shop and along the Pond St. sidewalk at…

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Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Truck Festivals of America is coming to Salem Common for this year’s Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival! Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Salem!

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Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (EVENT DATE TBD)

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

All event dates are To Be Determined until further notice due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic. Check back for updates on our website or Facebook Page. Food Truck Festivals of America is coming to Salem Common for this year’s Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival! Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Salem!

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Saturday Ghost & Folklore Films/Discussion (CANCELLED)

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Heritage Films presents Saturday Ghost and Folklore films/discussion programs beginning March 7 and running weekly on Saturdays 11:30 am-2:30 pm at Salem TV,285 Derby Street, Salem. The films are factual and authentic with a local history flare. Dan Tremblay presents this to the general public.  By donation only. Info: 978-777-2711.

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The History of the Witch Trials and Halloween at the Daniels House

September 26 @ 2:00 pm

Learn about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and the origin of modern Halloween in a house that has stood witness to both. Tickets ($20) available online.

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The History of the Witch Trials and Halloween at the Daniels House (CANCELED)

September 26 @ 2:00 pm

Learn about the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and the origin of modern Halloween in a house that has stood witness to both. Tickets ($20) available online.

Find out more »

Crafting at the Witchery (PICK-UP & DELIVERY AVAILABLE!)

September 27

Did you know our DIY crafts are now available to go?  Projects include make-your-own brooms, tarot boxes, Ouija boards, straw witches, divination runes, pentacle wreaths and more. Pick-up or delivery anywhere in the US. Learn more here.

Find out more »

Trails & Sails

September 27

Discover special places in your backyard! 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! Find a complete list of events at TrailsandSails.org.

Find out more »

Crafting at the Witchery

September 27

Did you know our DIY crafts are now available to go?  Projects include make-your-own brooms, tarot boxes, Ouija boards, straw witches, divination runes, pentacle wreaths and more. Pick-up or delivery anywhere in the US. Learn more here.

Find out more »

Salem Maritime History DIY Walking Tour

September 27

You can explore Salem Maritime and its history through this self-paced audio tour! Access the tour by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone and searching for Salem Maritime, or online here.

Find out more »

Pathways in Freedom Cell Phone Tour

September 27

“Pathways in Freedom” is a new interactive program that explores life and the options available for Salem’s African American community after emancipation, 1783-1808. You can access the tour by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone, and searching “Pathways in Freedom,” or online here.

Find out more »

History of Slavery at Salem Maritime DIY Audio Tour

September 27

You can explore the lives of enslaved people and Salem’s connection to the Atlantic slave economy, by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone, and searching for Salem Maritime. You can also access the tour online here.

Find out more »

Hamilton Hall Highlights – Virtual Presentations

September 27

Virtual Activity: Join Dr. Donna Seger, History Professor at Salem State University, as she shares her expertise in a fun and fascinating video tour of Hamilton Hall. The tour is broken up into twelve short videos including a special feature about cooking at the Hall from former president Dr. Daniel Randall How to tune in: Visitors are encouraged to visit our website at any time to enjoy the video tour https://www.hamiltonhall.org/hallhighlights

Find out more »

Reading Our Neighborhoods: An Architectural Scavenger Hunt and Photo Contest in Salem

September 27

DIY Event: Appreciate the beauty of the architecture around you by participating in our scavenger hunt for house styles! Submit through email and tag on social media pictures of residential architectural styles throughout Salem for the duration of Trails and Sails. Multiple prizes will be awarded for capturing a photo of every style AND the best photos will be selected and exhibited. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Access any time during Trails & Sails week. You can register for the contest, find more information and…

Find out more »

Architectural Treasure Hunt

September 27

DIY Activity: 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, the Pickering House, and the Salem Athenaeum. At each property, you will find a fact sheet challenging you to identify the building’s architectural details. The fact sheets are posted at the rear visitor entrance of Historic New England’s Phillips House, and at the front entrance of…

Find out more »

“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to the deaths of 25 innocents — men, women and children — between June 1692 and March 1693. Explore rarely-exhibited original witch trial documents from PEM’s Phillips Library collection and learn the true story of this tragedy as told through the voices and with the possessions of those directly involved. Many unfounded theories about the Salem…

Find out more »

“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 Zoology and coincides with the return to the galleries of a leatherback turtle specimen captured in 1885, a favorite of…

Find out more »

Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Truck Festivals of America is coming to Salem Common for this year’s Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival! Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Salem!

Find out more »
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