Historic Salem hosts a variety of educational and fundraising (and both) events throughout the year.  Upcoming events include:

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

A Tour of Salem's Historic Fences

Tour the Salem Common Historic District and learn about the joint efforts of Salem's Community Preservation Act and local neighborhood associations for the restoration of this landmark. After touring the common, join Historic New England experts Sally Zimmerman and Eric Peterson to review other local historic fences and learn about how you can make improvements to your own property.

Tour-goers are welcome to bring along pictures of their own fence projects for basic consultation with experts.

$10 Historic New England Historic Homeowner members, $15 Historic New England and Historic Salem, Inc.. members, $25 nonmembers

For HSI discount please use contact form to request coupon code.

Meet at the Hawthorne Hotel lobby, Salem, Mass.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information.
When: Sat April 26 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Hawthorne Hotel Lobby and Salem Common Neighborhood


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News - Essay - Info

My View: Salem’s Point deserves better

February 27, 2012

(Excerpt)  The Planning Office of Urban Affairs, the development arm of the Boston Archdiocese, intends to spend close to $20 million in state and federal funds to raze the former St. Joseph Church, a building eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

In its place, the Planning Office will build a housing project of unremarkable design, but Salem will be stripped of an irreplaceable symbol of Franco-American and Hispanic history.

How we expand our community, how we support the needs of an ever-evolving flow of people and how we preserve the symbols of the past are all critical to Salem’s economic vitality...


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