Not all of Salem Maritime's important artifacts are as tall as Friendship or as heavy as the brick Custom House. For a historian, sometimes fascinating stories can be found in small items as well.
In our collection spotlight, we will focus on some of the smaller treasures in our collection. Some, like clothing, can't be displayed because they are too fragile, and some become more interesting the closer you look at them!
Follow the links below to discover more about Salem Maritime's collection.
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Did You Know?
In addition to being a world-famous author, Salem native Nathaniel Hawthorne also held three government positions: Measurer for the Port of Boston, Surveyor of the Port of Salem, and U.S. Consul to Liverpool. The Custom House in Salem where he worked is now part of Salem Maritime NHS. More...