Annual Leslie’s Retreat Community Re-enactment, Sunday February 24

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEStand with the Resistance or March with the Redcoats at the Annual Leslie’s Retreat Community Re-enactment on Sunday, February 24 February 8, 2019 (Salem, MA) – The third annual Leslie’s Retreat community re-enactment commemorates Col. Alexander Leslie’s tense stand-off with local militiamen at the bridge over Salem’s North River on February 26, 1775. [….]

PODCAST – PastryCast with Josh and Alyssa

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  The premise of PastryCast is a pretty simple one; Two hosts are given random questions pertaining to local history and it’s juxtaposition to modern topics. The catch… During the entire episode, the hosts will be delivered pastry from a local bakery. PastryCast Salem MA. Today’s episode of PastryCast brings local Historian Alyssa Conary and [….]

A Very Hawthorne Christmas

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By Alyssa G. A. Conary – Co-Founder Salem Historical Society   “My former sad experience, as you know, has gifted me with some degree of insight into the gloomy mysteries of the human heart, through which I have wandered like one astray in a dark cavern, with his torch fast flickering to extinction.” Thus states the [….]

Salem’s most famous statue is NOT a witch

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Salem’s Most Famous Statue By David Moffat for the Salem Historical Society It’s a common sight in October: a group of tourists taking pictures in front of the statue in the middle of Brown Street. The trope among locals is that tourists mistake the statue of Salem’s founder, Roger Conant, for a witch. At least [….]

The Salem Historical Society Hosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Nathaniel Hawthorne Birth Site Marker

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Salem Historical Society Hosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Nathaniel Hawthorne Birth Site Marker Salem, MA – October 14th, 2015 – To commemorate the birth and literary legacy of Salem-born author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Salem Historical Society recently launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo.com. This campaign will raise money for a [….]