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September 2018

Friday, Sep 21
Preservation Stories
5:00 pm

Salemites know how lucky they are to live in one of America’s most historic cities, however, the survival of the community’s historic charm is not…

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Saturday, Sep 22
Layers of Paint, Layers of History
10:00 am

Christine Thomson is a local conservator whose specialty is paint analysis. This scientific technique is used in historic buildings to help with restoration work and…

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Thursday, Sep 27
Dating Historic Houses in Salem and Essex County
7:00 pm

Join the Old House Whisperer, John Cole, for a special lecture on how to date historic homes. John will identify the tell-tale signs that show…

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Friday, Sep 28
Guided Tour of Empresses of China’s Forbidden City Exhibition
3:00 pm

This exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty –…

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Saturday, Sep 29
History & Nature Scavenger Hunt
10:00 am

Visit Greenlawn Cemetery and complete the scavenger hunt while helping raise awareness and funding to restore the stunning Dickson Memorial Chapel and Conservatory and preserve…

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Saturday, Sep 29
Fallen Heroes: Salem’s Unique Connection to the War of 1812
6:00 pm

“Don’t give up the ship” were the famous last words of Captain James Lawrence as his ship USS Chesapeake succumbed to HMS Shannon off the…

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October 2018

Wednesday, Oct 3
Deliver Us from Evil: Counter-Magic in Early New England
6:30 pm

Emerson W. Baker of the Salem State University History Department will talk about why folk magic was far more common in colonial New England than…

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Friday, Oct 5
The Spirits Speak: Magic, Mediums, and Mentalism
7:00 pm

Experience the mystery of Victorian spiritualism revealed by local magician Evan Northrup. Witness the popular gilded-age spectacle where the veil is lifted between the living…

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Friday, Oct 5
Legacy of the Hanging Judge
8:00 pm

In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England community. “Legacy of the Hanging Judge” replays the events in the words…

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Friday, Oct 5
Spirits of the Gables
8:00 pm

Discover one of New England’s most iconic houses and enjoy this charming National Historic Landmark site in a unique and enchanting way during the month…

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