Salem Cultural Council supports Phillips House programs
February 28, 2012
A $250 grant from the Salem Cultural Council will support a series of programs focusing on leisure activities in the early twentieth century. The program slate, entitled Leisurely Life of the Phillips Family, includes lectures, concerts, tours, and family programs on traveling, collecting, social obligations, and musical interests.
The series opens with an Oceanic Tour of the Phillips House and Peabody Essex Museum. The Phillips family collected hundreds of books, pamphlets, and objects relating to Oceanic and Hawaiian cultures. Many fine pieces remained at the family home at 34 Chestnut Street, and the rest were donated to the Peabody Essex Museum, which houses one of the greatest Oceanic and maritime collections in the nation. This private tour is on Saturday, April 21, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.