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Architecture, history and culture from a Salem, Massachusetts based academic and perspective
Memorial Trees
2017-05-27 04:32
I’ve been thinking a lot about memorialization lately: the process and purpose, as well as its vehicles. Like most historians, I’ve always found public/collective memory fascinat… Read More
Stepping Off In Salem
2017-05-23 11:06
I browsed through a few promotional publications issued by the Boston & Maine Railroad Company a century and more ago this past weekend and was reminded of just how integral the train wa… Read More
May Flowers
2017-05-21 14:27
I’m sorry that my posts are short and spare these days, with more space between them: this is the busiest time of the year for me. The spring semester is technically “over”… Read More
Harbor Views
2017-05-17 14:10
Among my collection of Salem stereoviews I have very few of the coastline or harbor, preferring structures to nature, always. But Salem’s coastline–and especially its harbor&ndas&hell…Read More
Victorian Slum Sightseers
2017-05-15 10:23
Years ago I remember enjoying historical-reality series like The 1900 House, Frontier House, and Colonial House, but I’m not having quite the same response to… Read More
Out Of The Closet
2017-05-12 13:11
This is actually a post on Salem wallpaper, but there are so many anecdotes about long-forgotten patches of paper found in closets and cupboards by vintage wallpaper hunters/reproducers… Read More
Pink Portfolio
2017-05-10 11:58
Certain times of the year are just defined by colors: early May reads pink to me, with touches of white (and green of course) for contrast. It’s all the flowering trees and shrubs… Read More
Preservation Awards 2017
2017-05-08 14:17
Every May (which is Preservation Month in case you didn’t know it), Salem’s venerable preservation organization, Historic Salem, Inc., holds its annual meeting at which a slate o… Read More
Salem’s Trials
2017-05-03 13:49
The registration for the one-day symposium organized in recognition of the 325th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials is now open: Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692 is c… Read More
Fiddleheads In The Forest
2017-05-01 12:07
We walked through the Salem Woods on this past Saturday and saw fiddleheads along the trail, the prelude to a carpet of ferns. I am embarrassed to admit that I reached this relatively advanc… Read More

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