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September 2018

Salem Literary Festival

September 21 @ 12:00 am - September 22 @ 12:00 am

Now presented by the Salem Athenaeum, the Salem Literary Festival was founded by Beth Simpson in 2008 as an extension of the events she created for the now defunct Cornerstone Bookstore. Since then, the Salem Lit Fest has grown to include hundreds of attendees, scores of volunteers, and dozens of authors. In 2014, the festival joined forces with New York Times bestselling author Brunonia Barry and her organization, Readers and Writers, Inc. The LitFest was held at historic venues in and around Salem that…

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Salem’s Black Heritage Audio Tour

September 21 @ 12:00 am - September 22 @ 12:00 am

nnSalem’s Black Heritage is incredibly rich. As slaves or free men and women, as merchants, mariners, abolitionists, and activists, people of color and their advocates have been an integral part of Salem almost since the city’s founding in 1626. Did you know Salem was a hotbed of abolitionist activity? That the Black Picnic dates to 1741, or that the city’s public schools were among the first in the nation to be integrated? Learn more through this audio tour, featuring 25…

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Friday Tea Tastings

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Jolie Tea Company each Friday for our afternoon tea tasting! Tea & sweets are served. Free event. No reservations needed. n Source: http://www.salem.org/event/friday-tea-tastings/2018-09-21/

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Guided Tour of Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Exhibition

September 21 @ 3:00 pm

For more than 40 years, Sally Mann has made experimental and hauntingly beautiful images that have distinguished her as one of the country’s most influential photographers. Co-organized with the National Gallery of Art, this first major traveling exhibition presents some 115 photographs to offer a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievement, vision and drive. n Source: http://www.salem.org/event/guided-tour-of-sally-mann-a-thousand-crossings-exhibition/

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Preservation Stories

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

nnSalemites know how lucky they are to live in one of America’s most historic cities, however, the survival of the community’s historic charm is not the result of luck, but of the passion and persistence of generations of historic preservationists. Join Jim McAllister and Historic Salem, Inc. on a walking tour of downtown Salem recounting past preservation triumphs and what we can learn from them today. Space is limited. Register at www.historicsalem.orgnnnnVisit http://www.historicsalem.org/preservation-stories-walking-tour.html to register. nn Source: http://www.salem.org/event/preservation-stories/

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Marine Science Experience: What is Marine Science and Why is it Important

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Massachusetts’ North Shore is historically, culturally and economically linked with the ocean. More recently, the ecological importance of coastal waters has been recognized. Salem State University and its Cat Cove Marine Laboratory acknowledge the traditional, biological and social importance of our coastal waters. Methods to preserve, manage and utilize this treasured resource are developed and disseminated at the Laboratory. Participants in Trails & Sails will tour the Laboratory, learn about its relevance and gain insight into how some of their…

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Salem Film Fest presents DAWNLAND

September 21 @ 7:00 pm

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations. nA conversation and Q&A with the filmmakers and film participant Dawn Neptune Adams follows the screening. nTickets ($11-13) available online.…

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Wicked Half Marathon

September 22 @ 7:00 am

Take part in the 11th Annual Wicked in historic downtown Salem. Runners can participate in the USATF Certified Half Marathon, and participants have four hours to complete this course. The course will have a water station every 1.5 miles and there will be a ton of cheerful volunteers on the course. Everyone will receive a custom finisher medal! The event attracts close to 1,000 runners, elites to beginners traveling from all over the world. The scenery in Salem and Marblehead…

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The Forest River: Off the Beaten Path

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

nnWalk the Forest River and explore a hidden gem that is right in our own back yard. Stroll along the river winding its way through salt marsh, an abundant habitat for many fish and birds. Take in the view of Salem from the top of Eagle Hill and learn about this body of water that flows into Salem Harbor. Wear shoes that can get muddy. Participants should be able to walk approximately 1 mile.nnnnSpecial Instructions: nnWear shoes that can get…

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Layers of Paint, Layers of History

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Christine Thomson is a local conservator whose specialty is paint analysis. This scientific technique is used in historic buildings to help with restoration work and to share better historical information with staff and visitors alike. Ms. Thomson will talk about the importance and techniques of paint analysis and share her 2016 research findings from The House of the Seven Gables. In 2018, The Gables celebrates its 350th anniversary and this talk is complementary to the exhibit These Walls Do Talk,…

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