History

October 7, 2022
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Halloween. Hawthorne. Poe

by joeyphoenix
Haunted Fables at The Gables Take a dip into the deep, dark imaginations of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe at The House of the Seven Gables during Salem’s much-loved Haunted Happenings. “Haunted Fables at The Gables” promises to be a fun, immersive excursion into some of the authors’ most iconic works. The stories and poems will be performed by
October 7, 2022
August 30, 2022
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Exploring the Hawthorne/Melville Connection with REWRITTEN

by joeyphoenix
Salem State’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts will open its 2022 fall season with ReWritten, Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center at 356 Lafayette Street. Get Tickets Here ReWritten is an immersive multi-disciplinary performance that explores the intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Moving between their lives, work, and remaining letters,
August 30, 2022
August 16, 2022
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Enjoy Sips by the Sea at the House of the Seven Gables

by joeyphoenix
This year’s annual fundraiser at The House of the Seven Gables shines a light on its prized location on Salem’s historic waterfront. What is treasured must be protected. Sips by the Sea unites community and The Gables in citywide efforts to preserve Salem’s beloved historic resources as climate change impacts the waterfront. On Saturday, September 10, from 7 to 9:30
August 16, 2022
August 9, 2022
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Salem Announces Launch of New Heritage Trail Project

by joeyphoenix
The City of Salem, in conjunction with Destination Salem and partners in the community that include local historians, representatives from the National Park Service, city government, and business owners, have begun a strategic revisioning of the Salem Heritage Trail. This project will include repainting the line in gold and developing interpretation of heritage sites along the historic trail. The project
August 9, 2022
May 26, 2022
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#MuseumMay: Education as Inspiration with MuseumTastic!

by Felicia Cheney
By Julie Arrison-Bishop, MuseumTastic, Founder Do you remember your first field trip? Where was it? Who were you with? What did you learn? Do you have any sensory memories of the place you experienced? It may not have been my first field trip, but a visit to Storrowtown Village in West Springfield, MA is often what I point to as
May 26, 2022
February 3, 2022
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Salem Maritime publishes a new guide to uncovering Black history in Essex County

by Felicia Cheney
Salem Maritime National Historic Site is pleased to announce the online publication of African Americans in Essex County, Massachusetts: An Annotated Guide. The guide follows a two-year project, funded by the National Park Service and administered by the Organization of American Historians, to identify resources on Black history in Essex County archives.   The report identifies a systemic exclusion and marginalization of
February 3, 2022
February 1, 2022
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10 Films and TV Shows to Stream for Black History Month

by Felicia Cheney
Celebrating Black History and Black Excellence extends beyond the month of February. Here is our roundup of organizations and thought leaders to follow all year round. Want to celebrate and learn more about Black Excellence, Black History, and Black Joy? Here are some of the best films and tv series that will help you do just that. 10 Films and TV Shows
February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
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10 Films and TV Shows to Stream for Black History Month

by Felicia Cheney
Celebrating Black History and Black Excellence extends beyond the month of February. Here is our roundup of organizations and thought leaders to follow all year round. Want to celebrate and learn more about Black Excellence, Black History, and Black Joy? Here are some of the best films and tv series that will help you do just that. 10 Films and TV Shows
February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
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Black History Month: Where to Celebrate Black Excellence North of Boston and Beyond

by Felicia Cheney
February is Black History Month and Black History is everyone’s history. Black history is also the history of Black Excellence and the celebration of all the incredible black voices in the North Shore Community and beyond, both past and present. Editor’s Note: Celebrating Black History and Black Excellence extends beyond the month of February. Here is our roundup of organizations
February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
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Black History Month: Where to Celebrate Black Excellence North of Boston and Beyond

by Felicia Cheney
February is Black History Month and Black History is everyone’s history. Black history is also the history of Black Excellence and the celebration of all the incredible black voices in the North Shore Community and beyond, both past and present. Editor’s Note: Celebrating Black History and Black Excellence extends beyond the month of February. Here is our roundup of organizations
February 1, 2022