MASSACHUSETTS CULTURE RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM
(MACRIS) allows you to search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the Commonwealth.
DONNA SEGER’S BLOG
Occasional observations—scholarly, impressionistic and materialistic – of a history professor fortunate to live in one of America’s oldest and (I think) most interesting little cities, Salem, Massachusetts.
Few people know Salem, its history and people as well as Federal Street’s resident historian and story teller, Jim McAllister. As an introduction, here is Jim’s history of the Salem Marine Society. It’s fascinating and a great introduction to Jim!
Incorporated in 1810, the Salem Athenæum is an independent membership library and cultural center hosting lectures, concerts, plays, discussion groups, author and poetry readings, storytelling, workshops for readers and writers, and literary social events.
Salem Public Library is located in the on Essex Street in the McIntire Historic District of Salem, Massachusetts in an 1855 renovated brick mansion originally owned by sea merchant John Bertram.
The PEM Is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799. Today the mission of the Peabody Essex Museum is to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting, stewarding and interpreting objects of art and culture in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses. Within the Federal Street Neighborhood, the PEM curates three properties:
The Ropes Mansion & Garden
The Cotting-Smith Assembly House
The Peirce-Nichols House
Built in 1805 as a classic New England meeting house, Hamilton Hall is widely recognized as one of the most important Federal buildings in America. Located on nearby Chestnut Street, it was built by architect and master woodcarver Samuel McIntire, the building also bears his handiwork, and has served as a warm gathering place in Salem for more than 200 years. Today, Hamilton Hall is the site of numerous social and cultural events. Each winter for over 75 years, Hamilton Hall has hosted an annual Lecture Series on World Affairs.