Historic House Crush
To celebrate Valentines Day in true preservationist style, we created e-Valentines for some of our favorite houses around Salem!
Where do we even begin? We at Historic Salem, Inc., are beyond thankful for the outpouring of love + support for this year's Christmas in Salem. It's an exceptional time in our beautiful city to celebrate the community and the rich legacy of historic homes in town. We're filled with gratitude; from the generous homeowners, who welcome our community into their private abodes, to the talented florists and decorators who create gorgeous holiday designs, to our musicians who fill the homes with holiday cheer. To the hundreds of volunteers who help make the weekend so special, we say 'thank you and happy holidays.' To our partners (Karen Scalia of Salem Food Tours, Salem Garden Club, Salem Wine Imports, historian Jim McAllister, and Hannah Diozzi of Salem Strolls), the weekend would simply not be the same without you. You donate your time and energy to make this weekend a unique event in Salem. New to this year's tour, we introduced vendors on the Common, and we'd like to give a special shout out to those that braved the cold (SalemSpice, Jodi Bee Bakes, Partridge in a Bear Tree Salem, Knyte & Riley Jewelry, La Crêperie de Stéphanie, Popped Gourmet Popcorn & Ice Cream, Beverly Bees). A special thank you to the Hawthorne Hotel for serving as our headquarters for the entire weekend! And to our numerous sponsors, thank you for your support of such a special weekend. This weekend would not be possible without your support. Please visit christmasinsalem.org for a full list of sponsors. A very special thank you to John Andrews of Creative Salem for taking the beautiful photos we are thrilled to share here. All photo credits belong to Creative Salem. May all your days be merry and bright. Happy holidays!
On August 21st, HSI celebrated members with a garden party at the Assembly House. Not only did we have beautiful weather and “revolutionary” guests in the persons of George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette, but we were thrilled at such a wonderful gathering of Salem residents and preservation supporters in attendance, too. Although the garden and grass were a little dry from the drought, the abundance of smiling faces and colorful friends made the event picture perfect. Click here to check out photos from the event.
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