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Help us continue to tell the story of the generations of Pickerings who lived here!


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Become a member of the Pickering Foundation

If you are interested in helping to endow and preserve this unique American homestead, please join the Pickering Foundation. Supporting the Pickering Foundation as a community resource promotes the values of democracy and public service.

The House That John Built
The House That John Built
The House That John Built ultimately traces ten generations of Pickerings, providing an evocative history that is as much about a remarkable string of ancestors as it is about the growth of a harbor town and a nation.
Membership benefits include:

  • Participation in Pickering Foundation events, including the Annual Meeting/Open House in June
  • Opportunities for docent-led tours of the House by appointment
  • Special member discounts when you reserve the house for special events
  • Special member discounts when you attend Foundation events
  • Our newsletter, full of interesting bits of Pickering family and Salem history
  • A copy of the book that chronicles ten generations of the Pickering family of Salem, The House that John Built

Purchase your Pickering Foundation membership below.
Membership Dues:

  • $500 Patron
  • $250 Sustaining
  • $100 Family Membership
  • $50 Individual Membership

The House that John is also available for purchase without a membership to the Pickering House required at $25/book.

Please email the Pickering House to arrange payment for your membership. Thanks!