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December 2020

Christmas in Salem

December 5

Christmas in Salem is thought to be the nation’s longest running holiday house tour. It is also the annual fundraiser for Historic Salem, Inc., an advocacy group dedicated to preserving Salem’s historic resources and educating the community on their value. This year, instead of walking into each house, we have set up a website with a pay wall. Once you have purchased your ticket, video content will be available for you to view. The homes will be numbered similarly to our in-person tour…

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“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to the deaths of 25 innocents — men, women and children — between June 1692 and March 1693. Explore rarely-exhibited original witch trial documents from PEM’s Phillips Library collection and learn the true story of this tragedy as told through the voices and with the possessions of those directly involved. Many unfounded theories about the Salem…

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“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organized by the architecture of the alphabet, Salem Stories presents 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that made Salem, Massachusetts, the city it is today. The exhibition starts at “A is for Always Indigenous” to acknowledge the Native communities who have lived for millennia on the land where the museum now sits. It ends with Z is for Zoology and coincides with the return to the galleries of a leatherback turtle specimen captured in 1885, a favorite of…

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Saturday Ghost & Folklore Films/Discussion (CANCELLED)

December 5 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Heritage Films presents Saturday Ghost and Folklore films/discussion programs beginning March 7 and running weekly on Saturdays 11:30 am-2:30 pm at Salem TV,285 Derby Street, Salem. The films are factual and authentic with a local history flare. Dan Tremblay presents this to the general public.  By donation only. Info: 978-777-2711.

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Crafting at the Witchery (PICK-UP & DELIVERY AVAILABLE!)

December 6

Did you know our DIY crafts are now available to go?  Projects include make-your-own brooms, tarot boxes, Ouija boards, straw witches, divination runes, pentacle wreaths and more. Pick-up or delivery anywhere in the US. Learn more here.

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Crafting at the Witchery

December 6

Did you know our DIY crafts are now available to go?  Projects include make-your-own brooms, tarot boxes, Ouija boards, straw witches, divination runes, pentacle wreaths and more. Pick-up or delivery anywhere in the US. Learn more here.

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Christmas in Salem

December 6

Christmas in Salem is thought to be the nation’s longest running holiday house tour. It is also the annual fundraiser for Historic Salem, Inc., an advocacy group dedicated to preserving Salem’s historic resources and educating the community on their value. This year, instead of walking into each house, we have set up a website with a pay wall. Once you have purchased your ticket, video content will be available for you to view. The homes will be numbered similarly to our in-person tour…

Find out more »

“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The extraordinary hysteria involved more than 400 people and led to the deaths of 25 innocents — men, women and children — between June 1692 and March 1693. Explore rarely-exhibited original witch trial documents from PEM’s Phillips Library collection and learn the true story of this tragedy as told through the voices and with the possessions of those directly involved. Many unfounded theories about the Salem…

Find out more »

“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organized by the architecture of the alphabet, Salem Stories presents 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that made Salem, Massachusetts, the city it is today. The exhibition starts at “A is for Always Indigenous” to acknowledge the Native communities who have lived for millennia on the land where the museum now sits. It ends with Z is for Zoology and coincides with the return to the galleries of a leatherback turtle specimen captured in 1885, a favorite of…

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Mary Pickering: “Botanizing” Her Embroidered Overmantel

December 6 @ 5:00 pm

Sometime around 1750, Mary Pickering (1733-1805) finished her embroidered landscape picture. Pickering’s embroidery belongs to a largely ignored genre of artworks produced by white women from wealthy families in the British Atlantic world. Sometimes measuring more than four feet wide, always brilliantly colored and elaborately framed, embroidered overmantels rivaled paintings in both cost and cultural significance. Their pervasiveness in the households of wealthy Americans made them a prominent feature in colonial visual culture. Invisible to art historians because of embroidery’s…

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