Tag: Peabody Essex Museum

Salem: The perils of denial in an age of preservation

The Salem of today is a vibrant city—upbeat, artsy, multicultural, progressive. That vibrancy comes from people who are willing to make their world a little better. Take, for example, Caroline Emmerton (1866-1942) who not only preserved the House of the

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Salem witch trials’ 325th anniversary year in review

The year 2017 marked the 325th anniversary of the Salem witch trials in which 19 people were found guilty of witchcraft and were hanged between June and September 1692.  Lessons and legacies of 1692 symposium On June 10, the anniversary

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A ‘temporary’ move now permanent? Salem’s archives remain offsite

An international art, architectural, and cultural museum, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem started as the East India Marine Society in 1799. Through mergers of several societies, the museum grew from seafaring treasures to include local history, nature, and science collections. Most of

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