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PRINT WITH LETTERPRESS

Come have fun with us on Saturday, September 29th. PRINT WITH LETTERPRESS at our family-friendly TRAILS & SAILS event! Cast your name in metal type and take a turn cranking a Vandercook press to make a print all your own. You'll take home a keepsake and a story to share with friends and family. And be sure to tour the Museum while you're here! The Museum of Printing is dedicated to preserving the rich history of graphic arts, printing equipment, and printing craftsmanship.

Art, Poetry and Reception

Join us for a reception, book launch and slide presentation. The Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley and Grey Court Poets have collaborated to publish the book “Soulmates”. Each color page of this new book features artwork from an individual artist and a poem it inspired. See a brief slide show, meet the artists and poets, share in the reception.

The Creation of the Common and the Old Center

If you thought that the North Andover Common dates back to colonial times, you are not alone! Join us for the true story behind this iconic feature of the town's landscape, starting with our current exhibit and followed by a walking tour to explore the changes in the Old Center from 1825 until today. You will have a better appreciation for the work of the North Andover Improvement Society and other area personalities who took a dusty, forgotten crossroads village and made it a pleasant and quaint colonial revival Center.

Layers of Paint, Layers of History

Christine Thomson is a local conservator whose specialty is paint analysis. This scientific technique is used in historic buildings to help with restoration work and to share better historical information with staff and visitors alike. Ms. Thomson will talk about the importance and techniques of paint analysis and share her 2016 research findings from The House of the Seven Gables. In 2018, The Gables celebrates its 350th anniversary and this talk is complementary to the exhibit These Walls Do Talk, which opens on April 6.

Sail on the Schooner Fame!

In honor of our partners at Essex Heritage, we are offering a free sail on the Schooner FAME! FAME is a full-scale replica of a famous privateer schooner that sailed from Salem during the War of 1812 and captured 20 ships! We sail up to five times a day between May and October from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem. Our ticket booth is outside the old Victoria Station restaurant — soon to be the new & improved FINZ! The schooner is available for private events as well as public sails.

Rally for the Union: Lawrence in the Civil War

Come learn about Lawrence's participation in the Civil War from 1861 -1865. Lecture includes SH Needham, Baltimore Riot, local citizen soldiers involvement in Gettysburg, Antietam,Bull Run and more. Hear the stories of Civil War Navy battles, Dual of the Iron Clads at Hampton Roads. Tales of suffering in the prisons, Andersonville, Libby & Belle Island. An hour long lecture in historic City Hall with Power Point presentation, exhibit & artifacts of Lawrence's Boy's in Blue. All ages welcome, free to public

Historic Waterfront Bike Tour of Salem

EVENT FULL. Join us for a 5-mile guided bike tour along Salem’s historic waterfront. The tour will travel through the historic Derby Street neighborhood, Winter Island, the Salem Willows, as well as the South River, Point Neighborhood, and Forest River Park. Along the way, riders will learn about Salem’s rich cultural and maritime past, and how it has inspired and influenced the numerous waterfront revitalization efforts underway to ensure its bright future. Bring your own bike or use one of the Zagster bikes at the Salem Ferry.

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