May is National Preservation Month!

National Preservation Month, created in 1971 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is celebrated by communities throughout the country. This year, Salem is celebrating National Preservation Month with a series of events beginning in May and continuing through the summer to highlight local preservation efforts and celebrate the special places that make Salem unique. Other upcoming projects in 2018 include a survey of historic resources in South Salem and new interpretive signs in several historic parks.

Please check back for more information on the following events:

“Downtown Salem’s Historic Buildings” – highlights on the recently completed historic resources survey hosted by the Salem Redevelopment Authority on Thursday, May 9th at 6:30pm

“Finding & Sharing Local History" – join us for a free workshop with museum and archive professionals to learn how to care for and share local history including family collections.             Thursday, May 31st 6:30-8:30pm at the Salem Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty Street

Workshops and events planned for the summer include:

  • Window restoration workshop
  • Realtor workshop
  • Historic Bike Tour
  • Historic Cemetery Tour

For more information about the events, please contact Patti Kelleher at 978-619-5685.

These events are supported in part by Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin, Chairman.