Friday, September 10, 2010

Salem Witch Museum Conservation Work

If you've visited Salem this summer, you have probably noticed the shroud that covers the Salem Witch Museum.

The iconic edifice, which is one of the most photographed buildings in Salem, is undergoing one heck of a conservation effort. The Museum is preserving the stone work, roof, windows, and its massive pointed-arched triforium window.

Built in 1845, the building was originally the Second Church Unitarian. The staff at the Salem Witch Museum is doing an excellent job documenting the conservation of the building exterior, and the progress is being documented on the new Salem Witch Museum blog, Notes & Notions, as well as on their new YouTube channel.

There is a complete description of "What's Going On" at the Salem Witch Museum on their Web site at

And, if you're coming for Haunted Happenings, fret not! The netting is scheduled to be removed at the end of September, when the October awnings will be installed to protect visitors from the elements as they wait for admission!

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