Historic Salem is celebrating 75 years of preservation in Salem! Be sure to secure your spot to their annual meeting on May 3rd. Details are per their newsletter and website. If you’re unable to attend but still want to support their efforts in the witch city, click here.
“Join us in celebrating 75 years of historic preservation in Salem on Friday, May 3rd, 2019. Tim Jenkins, President of HSI, will share successful initiatives and new strides that the organization has taken on in the past year. New board members will be sworn in & retiring board members will be honored. A special guest speaker will be featured. Preservation Awards will be given to several organizations & individuals who have added social & economic value to our historic landscape. We hope you join us on May 3rd!”
About Historic Salem, Inc.
“Historic Salem, Inc. (HSI) is one of America’s oldest civic architectural preservation groups. It was founded in 1944 to save the Corwin House, known popularly as the Witch House, when it was threatened with demolition. The Corwin House is the only building extant in Salem with a direct connection to the witch trials of 1692, so it is fitting that it was HSI’s first success story and fitting as well that HSI’s offices are right next door in the Nathaniel Bowditch House.
Historic Salem has served for more than six decades as one of Salem’s key architectural/historical resources and advocates. It has been instrumental in establishing official historic districts within the city and nominating several landmarks to the National Register of Historic Landmarks. It has helped to save the Wendt House (1783) and the Pope House (1740), a rare survivor of Salem’s Quaker community.”
This event takes place on May 3, 2019 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Sq. Salem, MA 01970. Register for the event here. Enjoy!! <3