“Looking Back, Marching Forward” – Salem Remembers the Stonewall Riots

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Originally Published by The Hawthorne Hotel on June 18, 2019 June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which have come to represent a turning point in the movement for LGBTQ and civil rights in the United States. Fed up with discrimination and repeated raids on their bar, patrons of the Stonewall Inn confronted police [….]

Meet the Organization – The House of the Seven Gables

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In 1668, merchant and ship-owner John Turner built a house on Salem Harbor that was destined to become one of America’s most beloved historic homes. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel.

House of the seven gables vintage Salem MA

Staged readings of ‘The House of the Seven Gables’ at H7Gables

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Greed. Lies. Revenge. And love. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s iconic American novel, “The House of the Seven Gables,” has it all. It took 167 years but the wait is worth it. Playwright JF Dacey has adapted the book for stage and North Shore audiences are in for a treat. Three dramatically staged readings are scheduled in mid-January and those interested are advised to reserve their seats now.

Streets of Salem Pickman House

Hallowed House by Donna Seger via Streets of Salem

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_text] By daseger There have been several Salem houses—houses that are no longer standing—that have haunted me; I get almost desperate to find out as much as I possibly can about them and if and when I do I’m done. If they remain inscrutable, they remain with me. There is one house that [….]

Streets of Salem – Storms of the (Seventeenth) Century

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I’m only teaching two broad surveys this semester, a welcome departure from the more topical and graduate courses of the spring and summer. Surveys can be tricky: you can easily get lost—or lose the students–in a stream of narrative if you don’t impose an illustrative theme.

HistoryCast Ep.1 Images of America: House of the 7 Gables authors Ryan Conary, David Moffat, Everett Philbrook

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Ep.1 of the Creative Salem HistoryCast with host Robyn Giannopolo In this episode, Robyn interviews Ryan Conary, David Moffat and Everett Philbrook about the upcoming book in the Images of America series featuring The House of the Seven Gables in Salem MA. Learn more about the inspiration and contents of this excellent addition to a [….]

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 [….]

House Cards – Via Streets of Salem

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House Cards I’m in the midst of cleaning, painting, and rearranging in advance of the Holidays, and yesterday I took a dusty and hastily-constructed collage of cards off the wall: the thank-you notes and invitations that I have received from my friends and neighbors over the years, delivered in the form of ivory cards with [….]

Via Streets of Salem – Enduring Edifices

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Enduring Edifices I’m really glad that I’ve made my blog relatively apolitical, and I’m equally grateful that I am not an American historian: I wouldn’t want to be in a position to explain what happened yesterday. Hopefully my words and images can serve as a distraction for some, as they do for me. [the_grid name=”Featured [….]