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What’s Happening This Week?

January 14, 2019 Published By Julie Arrison-Bishop

Happy Monday, readers! It’s a cold, cold day here on Salem Harbor. January in New England has certainly arrived!

In a very non-winter fashion, our staff has been busy bees during our January preservation and maintenance shutdown. Our guides and collections staff conquered the Hooper-Hathaway House and collections storage today. Our maintenance staff continued the clean-up of our basement. Museum folks are hoarders by nature and it’s hard to say good-bye – even if it’s a broken folding chair!

On Wednesday, we’re hosting the next Becoming American film, Welcome to Shelbyville. This film is about a small town in the heart of America’s Bible Belt grapples with rapidly changing demographics. Longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees. We couldn’t be more delighted to be hosting this documentary and discussion series.

On Friday, we reopen for tours! We’ll be open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We also launch our winter family deal. Until March 31, up to two children/students are free with every paid adult/senior admission. Mention that you saw this deal on our blog to receive the special pricing.

Our first Welcome Home day is this Sunday, January 20. Hamilton-Wenham residents just need to show proof of residency and they’ll be able to experience 350 years of stories in the beautiful House of the Seven Gables!

Finally, our events manager, Deb Costa, is taking function bookings for 2019 and beyond. Don’t wait to talk to us about planning your historic event HERE! Whether you want an intimate cocktail party or a dance-filled seaside wedding party, Deb is here to help!

Winter is an awesome time to come to Salem. Bundle up and enjoy great history, amazing restaurants, a year-round arts scene, and so much more.

We look forward to welcoming you back!


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This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop