Events

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

Salem' Colonial Revival: A Walking Tour

This 90 minute tour led by historian Donald Friary will showcase two neighborhoods that illustrate the Colonial Revival-style that was prevalent in rebuilding after the Great Salem Fire in 1914.
When: Sun September 21 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Tour leaves from 426 Essex Street (CVS Parking lot)

Christmas in Salem

35th Annual Christmas in Salem Holiday House Tour.
When: Fri December 5 5:30 PM - Sun December 7 4:00 PM

 

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News - Essay - Info

“This Old Tear-down”

The following is a re-posting of an editorial published in the Salem News on September 11, 2014.

The contractor at 25 Carlton Street began removing roof shingles, rafters and flashing under grey skies.  As neighbors watched, the 1803 house built for shipwright Thomas Magoun lost second-story walls and clapboard.  Bricks tumbled from the central chimney.  Hours later, rain started coming down in torrents, drenching and damaging exposed floors and support beams.

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