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Salem Ancestry Days

May 1

Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate their ancestral and immigrant connections to Salem, Massachusetts during the first annual Salem Ancestry Days celebration, which will be held May 1-4, 2020. The weekend will feature lectures, tours, research opportunities, and information on the people who connect us all to Salem. Learn more here.

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Salem Ancestry Days: Family Reunion at The Gables

May 1

If you are connected by family lines to our story at The House of the Seven Gables, we would love to meet you. Join during Salem Ancestry Days. We’ll ask you to fill out a short form and bring along any special pictures or stories you’d like to share. You and a guest are then...

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2-for-1 Admission at the Phillips House for Salem Ancestry Days

May 1

Visit Historic New England’s Phillips House with 2-for-1 admission on Historic Chestnut Street and learn about the Phillips family and their domestic staff in the early 1900’s. Antique carriages & cars. Admission charged.

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Salem Ancestry Days (POSTPONED)

May 1

Salem Ancestry Days has been postponed to July 31-August 3, 2020. Visit Salem.org/Ancestry for updates. Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate their ancestral and immigrant connections to Salem, Massachusetts during the first annual Salem Ancestry Days celebration, which will be held May 1-4, 2020. The weekend will feature lectures, tours, research opportunities, and information...

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Salem Ancestry Days: Family Reunion at The Gables (POSTPONED)

May 1

Are you a Turner or Ingersoll? Hawthorne or Emmerton? Maybe even an Upton? If you are connected by family lines to our story at The House of the Seven Gables, we would love to meet you. Join us during Salem Ancestry Days. We’ll ask you to fill out a short form and bring along any...

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2-for-1 Admission at the Phillips House for Salem Ancestry Days (POSTPONED)

May 1

Visit Historic New England’s Phillips House with 2-for-1 admission on Historic Chestnut Street and learn about the Phillips family and their domestic staff in the early 1900’s. Antique carriages & cars. Admission charged.

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9:00 am

The Deeds Tell the Story

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Curious about what the Registry of Deeds does? Visit the Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds Friday May 1st and Monday May 4th between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM for a tour of our facilities.  The Registry of Deeds houses the oldest, continuous land records in the nation.   If your ancestors lived...

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The Deeds Tell the Story (POSTPONED)

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Curious about what the Registry of Deeds does? Visit the Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds Friday May 1st and Monday May 4th between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM for a tour of our facilities.  The Registry of Deeds houses the oldest, continuous land records in the nation.   If your ancestors lived...

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11:00 am

Salem Ancestry Days Walking Tour

May 1 @ 11:00 am

Salem has a vast and varied history from its humble beginnings in 1626 to present day as a thriving 21st Century city. The 1692 witch trials made the city infamous, but Salem played a critical role in the American Revolution that led to it becoming one of the richest seaports in the nation. We will...

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Salem Ancestry Days Walking Tour (POSTPONED)

May 1 @ 11:00 am

Salem has a vast and varied history from its humble beginnings in 1626 to present day as a thriving 21st Century city. The 1692 witch trials made the city infamous, but Salem played a critical role in the American Revolution that led to it becoming one of the richest seaports in the nation. We will...

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12:00 pm

Lunchtime Lectures with Jim McAllister (VIRTUAL EVENT)

May 1 @ 12:00 pm

Are you bored .. blue… in need of cultural stimulation Or just need a break from the kids or from working at home? Give yourself a “time out” for Jim McAllister’s LUNCHTIME LECTURES Every weekday at noon Half hour (plus) illustrated talks on Zoom Only five bucks! (see bottom of page for details) Local history....

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4:00 pm

Salem Ancestry Days: Kids & Cursive at The Gables

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Until recently, the preferred penmanship was cursive writing. If you’d like to look back through your family’s history, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to read it all? Would you like to know what people 100 years ago were writing? Join us for a kid-friendly cursive writing workshop! Free for members; $10 non-member family...

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Salem Ancestry Days: Kids & Cursive at The Gables (POSTPONED)

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Until recently, the preferred penmanship was cursive writing. If you’d like to look back through your family’s history, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to read it all? Would you like to know what people 100 years ago were writing? Join us for a kid-friendly cursive writing workshop! Free for members; $10 non-member family...

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5:00 pm

Grand Opening Gallery Reception (POSTPONED)

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event has been postponed to May 1, 2020. Check out the new galleries and shop in Salem’s Historic Derby Street Neighborhood! We’re located at 159 Derby Street right next to the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Salem Arts Association is also excited to start our 2020 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member...

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5:30 pm

Inside the Daniels House

May 1 @ 5:30 pm

Historic Salem, Inc. and a pair of very generous homeowners invite you to go INSIDE THE DANIELS HOUSE! This tour runs throughout the year and charts the changing tastes and lifestyles to which this 350-year-old architectural marvel bore witness, from the rustic simplicity of the original c1667 house to the grand Federal mansion that grew...

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Inside the Daniels House (CANCELLED)

May 1 @ 5:30 pm

This event is currently cancelled (and may return in the future) check this page for updates. Historic Salem, Inc. and a pair of very generous homeowners invite you to go INSIDE THE DANIELS HOUSE! This tour runs throughout the year and charts the changing tastes and lifestyles to which this 350-year-old architectural marvel bore witness,...

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7:30 pm

Salem Dance Ensemble

May 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Salem Dance Ensemble spring concert features a broad array of original work by student choreographers, faculty, and guest artists. This concert will feature the premiere of a new work choreographed by spring choreographer-in-residence Shakia Johnson. Johnson has choreographed and directed more than 50 hip hop, modern, African and lyrical works that have been performed...

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Salem Dance Ensemble (CANCELLED)

May 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Salem Dance Ensemble spring concert features a broad array of original work by student choreographers, faculty, and guest artists. This concert will feature the premiere of a new work choreographed by spring choreographer-in-residence Shakia Johnson. Johnson has choreographed and directed more than 50 hip hop, modern, African and lyrical works that have been performed...

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