• Salem Athenaeum


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    About Us

    For our members and visitors, the Salem Athenaeum is a beautiful haven, a source for current and historical books, a place to enjoy a broad array of cultural programming, a living link to the history of Salem and our country, and a community where they find fellowship with other curious thinkers.


    Summer Salon: Three Poets in Conversation With America
    • Join us in the Salem Athenaeum garden for the first Salon of the Summer with January Gill O’Neil, Enzo Silon Surin, and Leah Umansky.
    • Friday Jul 12, 2024
    Summer Salon: Johnny Cash—Songs & Stories with Matt York
    • Longtime New England musician/author Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash and tell stories about his career.
    • Friday Jul 26, 2024