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If the shoe fits

One of the first things I notice about a person is their shoes. A wide variety of styles can be seen walking the streets of Salem or Boston. Everything from …

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Aloha Hōkūle‘a

The Hōkūle‘a (“Star of Gladness”), Hawai’i’s famous voyaging canoe, recently left Salem, after porting here for a couple of days. Fueled by a passion for sharing a message about Mālama …

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Celia’s Salon

The Salem Athenæum’s current exhibit, Celia’s Salon is about Celia Thaxter’s informal arts colony on Appledore Island, ten miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The exhibit displays books …

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When my fellow librarians and I became aware of this month’s theme for PEM/PM, we knew right away that the Phillips Library collections needed to be a part of it.  …

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Celebrating a Native movement

By Jessica Metcalfe I think it’s fair to say that, when we look at Native fashion, we are experiencing an ‘Indigenous spring’ moment: for lack of a better phrase, it’s …

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A Labor of Love: Teen inspired by Theo

BY EVAN J. BERKOWITZ Mattheus Carpenter is in the garage building an enormous papier-mâché jelly doughnut. His sister, Maria Isabella, is nearby, using carving tools to experiment with a chunk …

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Meet the Beest Wranglers

The job description marked a first for PEM – and probably also a last: Seeking motivated individuals with knowledge of engineering, interest in contemporary art, passion for working with people, …

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Building our Native American program

For those of us who have worked closely over the years with the amazing visiting museum professionals and students in our Native American Fellows program, we are thrilled with the …

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Morris on!

Morris dancing. Where to begin? When I describe this English folk dance to some friends, acquaintances and absolute strangers, I am often met with puzzled looks. It is an ancient …