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September 2020

Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of “The House of the Seven Gables”

September 20 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Salem Maritime National Historic Site and The House of the Seven Gables will be hosting “Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables.” Born in Salem, Nathaniel Hawthorne is credited with the development of the distinctly American Novel. Originally published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne’s most famous books,  which attracts people to Salem nearly 170 years later. Working in a continuing rotation from beginning to end, a…

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Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of “The House of the Seven Gables” (VIRTUAL EVENT)

September 20 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Salem Maritime National Historic Site and The House of the Seven Gables will be hosting “Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables.” Born in Salem, Nathaniel Hawthorne is credited with the development of the distinctly American Novel. Originally published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne’s most famous books,  which attracts people to Salem nearly 170 years later. Working in a continuing rotation from beginning to end, a…

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Sunday Bingo Bash at Gulu-Gulu Cafe (CANCELLED)

September 20 @ 6:00 pm

Drinks! Bingo! Prizes! With your host Tim Oliver at Gulu-Gulu Cafe.

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Arcade Era Karaoke (CANCELLED)

September 20 @ 8:00 pm

Karaoke at Bit Bar is a magical thing! Nick D’Amico is the best DJ around and the lights and sounds won’t let you down. Bit Bar is 21+ after 8:00 pm.

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Trails & Sails

September 21

Discover special places in your backyard! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during Trails & Sails! Find a complete list of events at TrailsandSails.org.

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Salem Maritime History DIY Walking Tour

September 21

You can explore Salem Maritime and its history through this self-paced audio tour! Access the tour by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone and searching for Salem Maritime, or online here.

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Pathways in Freedom Cell Phone Tour

September 21

“Pathways in Freedom” is a new interactive program that explores life and the options available for Salem’s African American community after emancipation, 1783-1808. You can access the tour by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone, and searching “Pathways in Freedom,” or online here.

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History of Slavery at Salem Maritime DIY Audio Tour

September 21

You can explore the lives of enslaved people and Salem’s connection to the Atlantic slave economy, by downloading the “National Park Service Tours” app by Oncell on your smartphone, and searching for Salem Maritime. You can also access the tour online here.

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Hamilton Hall Highlights – Virtual Presentations

September 21

Virtual Activity: Join Dr. Donna Seger, History Professor at Salem State University, as she shares her expertise in a fun and fascinating video tour of Hamilton Hall. The tour is broken up into twelve short videos including a special feature about cooking at the Hall from former president Dr. Daniel Randall How to tune in: Visitors are encouraged to visit our website at any time to enjoy the video tour https://www.hamiltonhall.org/hallhighlights

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Reading Our Neighborhoods: An Architectural Scavenger Hunt and Photo Contest in Salem

September 21

DIY Event: Appreciate the beauty of the architecture around you by participating in our scavenger hunt for house styles! Submit through email and tag on social media pictures of residential architectural styles throughout Salem for the duration of Trails and Sails. Multiple prizes will be awarded for capturing a photo of every style AND the best photos will be selected and exhibited. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Access any time during Trails & Sails week. You can register for the contest, find more information and…

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