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

Garden Party & Summer Membership Reception

Join Historic Salem, Inc. for their Garden Party & Summer Membership Reception. Enjoy champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and historic trivia in the garden of the Cotting-Smith Assembly House. This is a members only event. Not a member? Join today & save $10 on all membership levels!*

*Some restrictions apply. Contact HSI for more details.
When: Sun August 21 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Cotting-Smith Assembly House 138 Federal Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970


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Press Release: Essex Heritage Grant Supports Expansion of Plaque Program into The Point


July 27, 2016, Salem, MA – Historic Salem, Inc. (HSI) will begin this summer to expand its plaque program for Salem’s historic houses into “the Point,” a neighborhood that has been home to new immigrants since the late 1800s. The project is funded in part through the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program.

The Point was added to the National Register of Historic Places last year, and these plaques are a logical next step,” observed Jennifer Firth, HSI President. “They will help tell the story of generations of immigrants who helped make Salem the thriving community it is today,” she added.

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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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