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Back by Popular Demand! Ancient Ways

Sunday, July 28, 2019

3:00 pm

4:30 pm

Some “Ancient Way” Explorations: West & South of the Pickering House in 2019, the Nanepashemet 400th Memorial Year


You asked for it: John Goff will provide a virtual tour of Salem’s Broad Street, proceeding south and west from the 1660 Pickering House.  It will follow one of Salem’s “Ancient Ways” to access trails and sites in the Salem Woods. The presentation will also use the wooded setting to discuss Salem’s earliest days as Native Naumkeag — and showcase some new surface discoveries relating to Pickerings and pre-1620s Natives occupying the Pickering Point peninsula in Salem’s beloved 32-acre Forest River Park.


John Goff is an historian, architectural historian, restoration architect and preservationist who lives and works in Salem MA. A founder of Historic Preservation & Design, Goff holds History and American Civilization degrees from Brown University, as well as an M. Arch. degree from the University of Oregon. After the Pickering House brickwork on Broad Street showed signs of settling, Goff prepared an Historic Structures Report for the house, supported by a Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund grant administered by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Goff also writes on Salem’s history through a series of columns in the Salem Gazette.

Location: Pickering House: 18 Broad Street, Salem

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