Event Calendar

February 29, 2020 to May 23, 2020

Join us for the Art of Wooden Boatbuilding Series! This five part series explores the principles behind the design and construction of traditional wooden boats.

March 4, 2020 • Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA, 01970

The founding of Salem Maritime in 1937 was part of the National Park Service's engagement with the history of the United States on a grand scale.

March 25, 2020 • NPS Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Are you Team Beverly or Team Marblehead? Help us settle the Great Debate once and for all!

Come out and support your town as historians K. David Goss (Beverly) and Robert Booth (Marblehead) battle it out to decide the TRUE birthplace of the United States Navy.

March 29, 2020 • Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Join Emerita Professor of Education at Salem State University, Mary-Lou Breitborde, for a look at the writings of Charlotte Forten Grimké, the difficult world she navigated with dignity and effect, and the role that Salem played in her story.

April 9, 2020 • NPS Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA, 01970

The History Department at Salem State University and the Essex Heritage National Area invite you to a presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment by Dr. Allison K.

April 30, 2020 • NPS Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA, 01970

In a slide-illustrated talk rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin tells the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels.