On this episode of the PastryCast with Josh and Alyssa the discussion is very lively as they chat about the Phillips Library and the move of it's contents to a storage facility in Rowley that has been built by Peabody Essex Museum. Not to shy away from hot topics.. or delicious treats.. Josh and Alyssa then discuss the Bowditch School in Salem and the decision to close and redistribute the existing students to other schools. 

Pastry for this episode by Dunkin' Donuts

pem.org | Statement regarding PEM's Phillips Library

The Peabody Essex Museum's Phillips Library is one of New England's major research libraries. The Library contains large and important collections related to the art

Salem residents angry over museum's plan to move historical records - The Boston Globe

Salem is best known for the witch trials, but it was also a vitally important seaport in the Colonial economy and the hometown of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who took early inspiration for "The Scarlet Letter'' and "The House of the Seven Gables'' there.

Essex Institute - Wikipedia

The Essex Institute (1848-1992) in Salem, Massachusetts, was "a literary, historical and scientific society." It maintained a museum, library, historic houses; arranged educational programs; and issued numerous scholarly publications. In 1992 the institute merged with the Peabody Museum of Salem to form the Peabody Essex Museum.

Salem school board votes to close Bowditch School

SALEM - Last-ditch presentations from supporters to save Nathaniel Bowditch School fell short Thursday night as the School Committee prepared to vote. Ultimately, the plan to close the school received support from the School Committee in a six-members-to-one vote. Effective this fall, Nathaniel Bowditch School will be dissolved and Horace Mann Laboratory School will relocate to its building.

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