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

The History of the Preservation Movement

Ken Turino will explore the life and work of William Sumner Appleton, founder of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities now Historic New England. Using examples from New England historic sites including Caroline Emerton and The House of the Seven Gables, the presentation will illustrate Appleton’s numerous contributions to the evolution of the historic preservation movement during the first half of the twentieth century. The presentation will also look at the history of the preservation movement in America as well as Appleton’s legacy and influence on modern preservation efforts.

This event is being put on by the House of Seven Gables in partnership with HSI. Historic Salem members can attend this lecture for free.
When: Thu August 11 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: The House of the Seven Gables 115 Derby St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970


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PEMcast featuring Historic Salem’s Emily Udy

The Peabody Essex Museum recently released their newest PEMcast episode which highlights historic buildings and why their retention matters to places like Salem. This episode features conversations with preservation and architecture specialists, such as Elizabeth Padjen and HSI’s very own Emily Udy, that are geared towards the buildings in a community and the stories that these building tell.

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Thank you to all our members for helping us play our role in saving cultural and architectural history of Salem.

Special thank you to our event and capital supporters.

William & Connie Barlow, Jeffery P. Beale, Nathalie Binney, Barbara Cleary & David Hart, Brenton & Elizabeth Dickson, Debra Glabeau & Ken Harris, Daniel Randall, John Schneider, Meg Twohey & Darrow Lebovici, The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Foot Print Power, RCG LLC, Salem Five Charitable Foundation, Salem Waterfront Hotel and Suites, Soucy Insurance Agency, Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall

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