Museum collections

associated with a National Park generally fall into three categories: museum objects that have a connection with the site; archaeological artifacts that were found in digs on the site; and archives of documents that are associated with the site. In our collections spotlight, we have the opportunity to examine objects that are either too fragile to display, or are on display but worthy of more examination. Through photography and presentation of research, our museum staff and interns can explore these items in-depth.

Salem Maritime National Historic Site collects objects that relate to the buildings at Salem Maritime and the people who lived or worked in them, as well as books and manuscripts related to the history of Salem’s maritime trade.

Historical objects often have wonderful stories to tell, and in our collection spotlight we focus on some of the objects from our museum collection.

Last updated: February 26, 2020

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