Sep
19
Sat
Trails & Sails: Architecture Treasure Hunt
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Athenaeum building is part of this year’s Trails and Sails Architectural Treasure Hunt!

This DIY activity celebrates iconic buildings in Salem’s McIntire Historic District by going on an Architectural Treasure Hunt! Use the answer bank to identify features of the following places: Hamilton Hall, Historic New England’s Phillips House, the Pickering House, and the Salem Athenaeum. At each property, you will find a fact sheet challenging you to identify the building’s architectural details. The fact sheets are posted at the rear visitor entrance of Historic New England’s Phillips House, and at the front entrance of the other three properties. Bring your own pen! Want to skip the paper? You can find digital copies at the host websites. The activity level for this Treasure Hunt is high school age and up.

Get details about the treasure hunt here!

Sep
21
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenæum, was founded by a similar discussion group, called the Monday Evening Club. Edward Augustus Holyoke, Rev. Thomas Barnard, Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Benjamin Lynde, Nathaniel Ropes and others were among the Monday Evening Club founders, who gathered to discuss current events and topics of mutual interest.

Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation. Examples include:

  • The long ranging effects of the Civil War
  • The courage to be vulnerable
  • European architecture
  • The importance/non importance of art
  • Why have friends

Meetings will start with something to help frame the discussion for the evening, such as a:

  • brief talk
  • podcast
  • video
  • reading of prose or poetry
  • music

We look forward to talking with you!

Sep
22
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Sep 22 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

La Tertulia
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM (new time as of May 2020)

Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet upstairs in the Salem Athenaeum. “The Pipe” is a space to read poetry, yours or others, and discuss everything from the price of tea in China to quantum particles (as long as it relates back to poetry). All styles of poetry are welcome. Meets 4th Tuesdays.

Sep
24
Thu
Memoir Writers Group
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Meets monthly on fourth Thursdays.

This group is for people who are writing, or wish to write, memoirs. It will not be a class, but rather an opportunity for participants to share and discuss each other’s work, and to offer guidance, advice, and companionship through the memoir-writing process.

Sep
26
Sat
Trails & Sails: Architecture Treasure Hunt
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Athenaeum building is part of this year’s Trails and Sails Architectural Treasure Hunt!

This DIY activity celebrates iconic buildings in Salem’s McIntire Historic District by going on an Architectural Treasure Hunt! Use the answer bank to identify features of the following places: Hamilton Hall, Historic New England’s Phillips House, the Pickering House, and the Salem Athenaeum. At each property, you will find a fact sheet challenging you to identify the building’s architectural details. The fact sheets are posted at the rear visitor entrance of Historic New England’s Phillips House, and at the front entrance of the other three properties. Bring your own pen! Want to skip the paper? You can find digital copies at the host websites. The activity level for this Treasure Hunt is high school age and up.

Get details about the treasure hunt here!

Sep
27
Sun
Trails & Sails: Architecture Treasure Hunt
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Athenaeum building is part of this year’s Trails and Sails Architectural Treasure Hunt!

This DIY activity celebrates iconic buildings in Salem’s McIntire Historic District by going on an Architectural Treasure Hunt! Use the answer bank to identify features of the following places: Hamilton Hall, Historic New England’s Phillips House, the Pickering House, and the Salem Athenaeum. At each property, you will find a fact sheet challenging you to identify the building’s architectural details. The fact sheets are posted at the rear visitor entrance of Historic New England’s Phillips House, and at the front entrance of the other three properties. Bring your own pen! Want to skip the paper? You can find digital copies at the host websites. The activity level for this Treasure Hunt is high school age and up.

Get details about the treasure hunt here!

Sep
29
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Sep 29 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Oct
5
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenæum, was founded by a similar discussion group, called the Monday Evening Club. Edward Augustus Holyoke, Rev. Thomas Barnard, Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Benjamin Lynde, Nathaniel Ropes and others were among the Monday Evening Club founders, who gathered to discuss current events and topics of mutual interest.

Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation. Examples include:

  • The long ranging effects of the Civil War
  • The courage to be vulnerable
  • European architecture
  • The importance/non importance of art
  • Why have friends

Meetings will start with something to help frame the discussion for the evening, such as a:

  • brief talk
  • podcast
  • video
  • reading of prose or poetry
  • music

We look forward to talking with you!