History

August 26, 2021
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Annual Gables’ fundraiser with auction set for Sept. 12

by joeyphoenix
From The House of the Seven Gables Anyone making plans during the time of the pandemic has learned how easily plans must and do change. The House of the Seven Gables is no exception. Amid an uptick in COVID-19 infection rates and related unknowns regarding public safety, The House of the Seven Gables has decided to remake its annual fundraiser
August 26, 2021
March 29, 2021
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House of the Seven Gables Restarts House and Grounds Tours April 2

by joeyphoenix
From The House of the Seven Gables The House of the Seven Gables — the historic seaside mansion built by entrepreneurial sea captain John Turner — has stood proud for 353 years. And 2021 is one of its proudest. The Gables will open to the public on April 2 — marking yet another historic milestone for a house that has
March 29, 2021
March 17, 2021
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Food
History

Colonial Classics – The Apple Tart, Then and Now

by joeyphoenix
From The House of the Seven Gables As most parents know, once you introduce sugar to an unsuspecting palate, there’s no turning back. The same is true for adults. Back in the 1600s, sugar was not a regular part of the diet. John Turner, the sea captain who built The House of the Seven Gables, was somewhat instrumental in spreading
March 17, 2021
March 10, 2021
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Salem

Experience 17th-century Salem Massachusetts in Person or Virtually

by joeyphoenix
From Destination Salem When people consider Salem, Massachusetts during colonial times, they often think of the infamous Witch Trials, and with the exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), The Salem Witch Trials 1692, closing on April 4, the timing is perfect to consider a 17th-century visit to Salem virtually or in person. Right around the corner from PEM, the Salem Witch
March 10, 2021
October 16, 2020
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Theatre

‘We Did It For You!’

by joeyphoenix
Women’s rights are hard won in this country. The generations of struggle have been long, methodical and, at times, met with brutality. And yet these efforts continue to evade our collective awareness. Playwright Thea Iberall decided to do something about that. On Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables presents a live-streamed theatrical
October 16, 2020
October 5, 2020
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PEM extends hours to safely accommodate October visitors

by joeyphoenix
From The Peabody Essex Museum The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces extended hours to help safely accommodate visitors to the museum’s highly-anticipated fall exhibitions, The Salem Witch Trials 1692 and Salem Stories. During the October tourism season in Salem, the museum will be open Thursday, 10 am–5 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10 am–8 pm, and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. PEM will also be
October 5, 2020
September 5, 2020
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ART
Salem

PEM opens two new exhibitions focused on Salem’s rich and storied history, publishes collection guide book

by joeyphoenix
From the Peabody Essex MuseumCover image credit: Tompkins Harrison Matteson, Trial of George Jacobs, Sr. for Witchcraft, 1855. Oil on canvas. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of R. W. Ropes, 1859. 1246. Courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Mark Sexton and Jeffrey R. Dykes. This fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents two exhibitions brimming with the stories, people and
September 5, 2020
April 15, 2020
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TRENDING

Live Stream: Strange History with Life After Midnight

by joeyphoenix
As part of the continued efforts to provide local artists with a platform to share their talents and raise some money in these challenging times we are very happy to introduce this series of live videos that have been running on our Facebook page.  Strange History with Life after midnight are live sessions discussing Strange and Macabre History with a
April 15, 2020
February 28, 2020
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Marblehead

Preserving Marblehead’s History One Memory at a Time

by joeyphoenix
by Joey PhoenixAll photos courtesy of Marblehead Museum Every person is a universe filled with stories and experiences all of their own, stories that enrich and add value to their communities. Yet, it’s common for many people to believe their stories aren’t important to share, and because of this, many great stories have become lost to history. In Marblehead, one
February 28, 2020
February 6, 2020
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Performing Arts
Salem

History Alive, Inc. and The Salem Inn proudly present: Art & Craft – An Interactive Weekend of Mystery and Awakening

by joeyphoenix
Photo credit: Jill Pabich Conceived by Kristina Wacome StevickDeveloped by Macey JenningsDirected by Carl Schultz In a place as historically rich and delightfully spooky as Salem, a good ghost story isn’t difficult to come by. However, at the Salem Inn, the reported happenings are more than just stories. Someone from Salem’s extensive past still remains, trying to communicate with the
February 6, 2020