Sunday, June 19, 2011

Two Free Lectures on Salem's History

Salem Maritime, the national park in Salem, welcomes two Salem State University faculty to speak at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.  The presentations are free and will be held in the Auditorium at the Visitor Center on New Liberty Street.

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Salem and the North Shore in the Seventeenth-Century
Professor Emerson W. Baker, Professor of History, Salem State University
Professor Baker will discuss 17th Century colonial life here in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, especially in Salem.  The presentation will encompass Native American history and Saugus, the site of  Saugus Iron Works, the national park in Saugus.

11:00 AM - 12:30  PM
Salem and the China Trade: A “Glocal” Approach
Professor Dane A. Morrison, Professor of Early American History, Salem State University
Professor Morrison will discuss the experiences of Salem’s merchants in a way that makes the China Trade relevant to visitors to Salem today, connecting global history to the local resources in Salem. 

The lectures are free and all are welcome! 

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