PRLog - May 4, 2010 - SALEM, Mass. -- Dr. William Fowler is “…one of the most well-respected, accessible, and entertaining scholars of note in the Boston area. Many…owe a debt to Bill's scholarship and his mentoring,” says Margherita Desy, Historic Salem board member. Historic Salem is excited to have Dr. Fowler, a Distinguished Professor of History at Northeastern University and author of ten books on American and maritime history, as keynote speaker at the 2010 Annual Meeting on May 6.
The meeting is free and open to the public at the National Park Service Visitor Center. Besides Dr. Fowler’s presentation on ‘New England and the Sea’, there will be refreshments, and preservation awards as part of the night’s activities.
Much anticipated each year are the Preservation Awards. The individuals and organizations recognized in 2010 have contributed to the historic landscape of Salem in inspiring ways. The awardees are Salem Fire Department & the Peabody Essex Museum for their emergency response to the Ropes Mansion Fire, homeowners Eric & Dorothy Hayes, homeowners David & Colleen Lima, developer William Wharff, developers Raymond Dellovo & Marc Parella, and developer RCG LLC.
Current members are invited to come, meet the new Board members, and enjoy Dr. Fowlers lecture as a thank you for their support. Others from the community are invited to hear about HSI’s current activities, enjoy the words of a respected scholar, and consider membership as a way to support Historic Salem and its mission to preserve the historic resources of Salem.
The National Park Service Visitor Center is located at 2 New Liberty Street in Salem, MA. Parking can be found and the adjacent Museum Place garage. The event begins with the refreshments at 6pm.
For more information call 978-745-0799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Since its inception in 1944, Historic Salem, Incorporated has operated as a non-profit architectural preservation organization. HSI's Board of Directors is, at any given time, comprised of concerned individuals whose cumulative professional and personal experience have allowed it to serve for over five decades as Salem's architectural /historical resource and advocate.