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.

Events held during 2018 Preservation Month:

“Downtown Salem’s Historic Buildings” – Presentation by the City's Preservation Planner to provide highlights on the recently completed historic resources survey project. Hosted by the Salem Redevelopment Authority.

“Finding & Sharing Local History" – Free workshop with museum and archive professionals to learn how to care for and share local history including family collections.  Hosted by Essex Heritage in conjunction with Salem State University, Salem Maritime National Park, and the Salem Historical Commission.

"Window Restoration Workshop" - Co-hosted by the Salem Historical Commission and Preservation Massachusetts, Inc,, this evening workshop was held at Old Town Hall and featured talks by The Window Woman, a window restoration company, the preservation architect responsible for the restoration of windows at Old Town Hall, and historic homeowners undertaking their own window restoration project. 

For more information about these 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.