Get to The Point at Heritage Days!

The Point Postcards danced in the breeze on Essex Street

The Point Postcards danced in the breeze on Essex Street

Sunday was an ideal day to sit on Salem’s pedestrian mall – Essex Street – and share stories and postcards from The Point Neighborhood. We set up our environment for storytelling, invited visitors to sit and write, but mostly we all stood and talked about Salem’s most misunderstood neighborhood. Point residents found their home on the large aerial, some shared new stories from the community, and Salem tourists took postcards to mail off a different view of witch city.

The set-up and us!

The set-up and us!

Postcards for the Taking!

Postcards for the Taking!

The day was filled with conversations!

We chatted with the pastor and members of Crossroads Church seeking to better know their adjacent neighborhood.

We chatted with the pastor and members of Crossroads Church seeking to better know their adjacent neighborhood.

Point residents added insight

Point residents added insight

 

Aspiring Councilwoman at Large Elaine Milo stopped by to talk

Aspiring Councilwoman at Large Elaine Milo stopped by to talk

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The Derby Square bookstore provided a great backdrop for our storytelling space!

The Derby Square bookstore provided a great backdrop for our storytelling space!

Our youngest viewer

Our youngest viewer

The sidewalk chalk finally comes out

The sidewalk chalk finally comes out

Conversations continued well into the afternoon

Conversations continued well into the afternoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get to The Point: Saturday Rain Location

The Community Art Room at Museum Place Mall

Location: Access from Essex Street across from the PEMWhen you are in the Mall, walk down the corridor with the Pizza shop on your left and the Photo store on your right.  It’s straight ahead through double doors, (green).

Sunny Sunday installation in Derby Square as planned!

Get to The Point!

What is your story?

What is your story?

Get to The Point: Neighborhood Narratives is an installation by Salem Public Space Project showcasing memories experienced by Point residents in their neighborhood. The installation commences with a performance on Saturday, June 8th at 11am, in which the stories are shared with the public as the neighborhood becomes the stage. The interactive project will be located at the top of the Old Town Hall Square through Sunday.

Submit your stories and photos to SalemPublicSpaceProject@gmail.com!

What is your story?

What is your story?