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Pride, Fourth and Lecture!

Saturday, June 30 – Salem’s first annual Pride Parade to take place as part of North Shore Pride Parade and festival. Please visit North Shore Pride’s website for the parade route and further information.

Wednesday, July 4 – Salem celebrates the Fourth of July at Derby Wharf! There will be music featuring two different bands during the day, followed by the Hillyer Festival Orchestra performing a Pops Concert and finally, a grand fireworks display at approximately 9pm. Please visit Destination Salem’s blog for specific information or The City of Salem’s website,

Wednesday, July 18 – 7 Lectures at 7 Gables: Strong Women of The Gables lecture series continues. Megan Marshall will be presenting her lecture entitled Sophia Peabody and her Sistersat The House of the Seven Gables on July 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Marshall is the winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and Pulitzer finalist for her book, The Peabody Sisters, Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism.

In her upcoming lecture at The Gables, Marshall will speak on the formative years of Salem’s best known sisterhood, whose youngest member, Sophia Peabody, grew up to marry native son Nathaniel Hawthorne. Marshall will also speak about the relationships among the sisters and their suitors, who also included the politican and educator Horace Mann. The Peabody and Hawthorne families together made Salem one of the most significant sites, along with Boston and Concord, of America’s nineteenth-century renaissance in arts and letters.

Contact information for ticket purchases or information: (978) 744-0991, ext. 105, or email: Admission to the lecture:  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members.

Date: June 29, 2012

Author: sperling

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