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The Salem Chamber of Commerce is hosting its sixth Salem Sampler Raffle - a month jam-packed full of prizes! With the help of more than 50 different organizations, we are proud to showcase over $10,000 in prizes donated by Salem Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations that YOU could win! Click here to buy your Raffle Calendars The Grand Prize will be drawn on January 28 at our Welcome 2021 Virtual After Hours. The Grand Prize will be drawn on January 23.
Sometime around 1750, Mary Pickering (1733-1805) finished her embroidered landscape picture. Pickering’s embroidery belongs to a largely ignored genre of artworks produced by white women from wealthy families in the British Atlantic world. Sometimes measuring more than four feet wide, always brilliantly colored and elaborately framed, embroidered overmantels rivaled paintings in both cost and cultural significance. Their pervasiveness in the households of wealthy Americans made them a prominent feature in colonial visual culture.