Upcoming Events

Jennifer Ratliff: Unheralded and Unknown They Sleep: Salem’s Forgotten Almshouse Burial Ground

Salem is often celebrated for its history of millionaire merchants and their mansions, but there is another side to the city’s past, that of Salem’s poorest residents: the aged, disabled, ill, or transient, that were relegated to a harsh life at the City Almshouse. The last almshouse built in Salem,… Read More

Sunday, March 14, 2021

5:00 pm

Location:Pickering House: 18 Broad Street, Salem (online)

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Thomas Rushford: A New Twist on the Salem Witch Trials—Child Witches

Children were historically accused of witchcraft, both in the early days of Salem as well as in 16th and 17th century Europe — societies that held beliefs about the existence of witches and black magic. Professor Rushford will look into this phenomenon and how such accusations led to imprisonment, torture, and… Read More

Sunday, February 14, 2021

5:00 pm

Location:Pickering House: 18 Broad Street, Salem

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Open for Tours Starting October 4!   Sundays in October only Tours on the hour at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 Limited to 4 guests at a time, masks required Please call or e-mail for reservations $10 general admission, $5 Salem residents, members and children under 12 Free… Read More

Sunday, October 4, 2020

10:00 am

3:00 pm

Location:Pickering House: 18 Broad Street, Salem

Zoom Lecture: 400 Years of Salem Women

In honor of this centennial anniversary year of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Donna Seger will present an illustrated history of 400 years of notable — and relatively unknown — Salem women, from the seventeenth century to the present. Too often the only Salem women deemed “historic” are either accused… Read More

Sunday, September 20, 2020

5:00 pm

6:30 pm

Location:Zoom

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