FRIENDS OF THE DOWNTOWN SALEM HISTORIC CEMETERIES
Helping to protect and advocate for our city's sacred spaces.
Thank you so much for visiting our site! The mission of the FDSHC is to assist the city in maintaining and protecting these irreplaceable historic sites, and helping to educate the public on why they are so important to not just the local community, but the country as a whole.
Every Day Dawn to Dusk
OUR CHARTER STREET PROPOSAL
Submitted to the Salem Cemetery Commission 8/13/19
We have been handing these out at the cemetery on the weekends this October. We have posted them here for you to read. Please contact us if you have any questions!
Can’t Wait to See You Here!
September 15 10 am to 2 pm
Help us get the cemeteries clean before the fall tourism boom. We will also be providing information about the upcoming restoration, and the history behind these amazing sites. Beginning at Old Burying Point until noon, and then making our way to Howard once we have finished there. Clean up materials and beverages provided!
FDSHC Open Meeting!
TBA September 2019
Learn more about us and our goals for advocacy and have an opportunity to join our cause! At the Bowditch House in association with Historic Salem Inc. Light refreshments.
Lecture Series: 'Meet Salem's Dearly Departed'
Late Fall 2019
A series of free short lectures about the famous (and infamous) residents who have made Salem their home and final resting place. Donations Accepted.
Art Workshop: Light and Shadow
Local photographers and historians take you through the delicate art of capturing the play of light on these beautiful historic sites while teaching you how to be safe and respectful of these and other cemeteries while shooting.