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History student groups among October visitors to Salem

October 29, 2014

Front view of Phillips House Every October, hundreds of thousands of visitors converge upon Salem, Massachusetts, to enjoy the many attractions, museums, tours, and events offered as part of the city's Haunted Happenings. Among those visitors are student groups looking to absorb Salem's unique history.

Early in the month, staff at Historic New England's Phillips House welcomed history classes from St. Thomas Aquinas School in Dover, New Hampshire. The students, who were studying various aspects of New England history, enjoyed lessons in architecture and the Great Age of Sail after watching the trial of Bridget Bishop during a performance of Cry Innocent in downtown Salem.

A group of international students from Salem State University visited Phillips House to learn about decorative arts in Salem and the lifestyles of the city's sea captains on Chestnut Street. 

Phillips House welcomes first-year preservation carpentry students from North Bennett Street School in Boston on October 30. Each year, this group views four centuries of New England architecture between Historic New England's two museum properties in Salem, Phillips House and Gedney House.

To learn more about bringing your student groups to Salem, please call 978-744-0440 or visit our group tour planning page.

 
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History student groups among October visitors to Salem