Our exhibit on The Founding of Salem introduces the European settlement of the village from 1626 – 1630, including how Salem got its name, early Puritan life, routes the first settlers took, who built the first homes and how early colonists transported their goods.

Additional Online Resources
1. Charters & General Laws of the Colony & Province of Massachusetts Bay
2. The History of Salem Massachusetts. Volume 1 by Sidney Perley
3. Salem Village 1630

Exhibit Sponsors and Contributors
Display Sponsor: The Salem Inn, Dick & Diane Pabich, Innkeepers
Text Content: David Goss; Mary-Ellen Smiley; Ken Harris
Visual Content: Great Island Design; The Sultana Projects, Chestertown, MD.