Monday, December 28, 2009

Lates addition to the collection

The latest addition to the collection came on Christmas day, I got a collection of VFW Witch City Post 1524 items. The collection includes the four caps shown which are a regular Life member style, Post commander 1976-77, National Aide-de-camp, and all state team Post Commanders 1977. As you can see the caps are chocked full of pins. Also but not shown are two VFW medals one for past post commander and one for state color guard. As well as a window decal and two clip on ties with medals on them.

I've had some research done by checking at the VFW post and The cap for post commander belonged to Lou LeBlanc, If anyone know's any more information about these items drop me a line here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Don't Forget to Vote Tomorrow, 11-3-09

As you may know this site does not endorse any candidates, but I wanted for everyone to remember that the election is tomorrow.

Remember for many voters tomorrow is where you go to your new polling location here is where you can go if you don't remember:

Ward 1
1-1 Bentley School, Memorial Drive
1-2 Bentley School, Memorial Drive
Ward 2
2-1 St. John’s Church, St. Peter’s St.
2-2 St. John’s Church, St. Peter’s St.
Ward 3
3-1 Salem High School Auditorium, 77 Willson St.
3-2 Salem High School Auditorium, 77 Willson St.
Ward 4
4-1 Witchcraft Heights School Gymnasium, 1 Frederick St.
4-2 Witchcraft Heights School Gymnasium, 1 Frederick St.
Ward 5
5-1 Temple Shalom, (front entrance) 287 Lafayette St.
5-2 Community Room, Pioneer Terrace
Ward 6
6-1 Bates School, Liberty Hill Avenue
6-2 Park & Recreation Dept., Mack Park
Ward 7
7-1 Salem State Enterprise Center, 121 Loring Ave.
7-2 Salem State Enterprise Center, 121 Loring Ave.

Also, I want to remind everyone, If you have campaign items and want to get rid of them and don't want to just throw them out you can donate them to us. you can Click Here for information how to do so.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Another Trip to the Consignment Store Yields Treasure

The other day, I went to my new favorite store in Salem, Witch City Consignment on Essex Street. I found this Salem, Mass Sea Scouts Uniform.

The inside was the real special part. The cuffs have what were known as Liberty Cuffs from World War II. Under the collar has dragons and Shanghai China 1945. Lastly the Sailors Name, J S Cappuccio. This is beliewved to be the WWII Uniform of John S Cappuccio.

What I was able to find out about John S Cappuccio is that he served on the USS Baldwin in Asia in WWII. After the war he was a Salem Policeman a teacher in various schools in Salem and owned several businesses including Cappuccio's Liquors.

Monday, October 19, 2009

More New Additions to the collection.

This past weekend I was shopping in downtown Salem and stumbled upon some new buttons for the collection. What I got was a Holiday Happenings, Bob Gauthier for Councillor at large, Dr. Brendan Walsh for School Committee, Victoria's Station Button and a John Tierney for State Senate from 1974!

Also a pamphlet from the 1984 Haunted Happenings, boy how the celebration changed back then it was only a week long!

If you want to view the items just go to the Buttons page or Political item page and look under the candidates name.

Oh, and also under the Militaria section, a 101st Field Artillery Beret. It's not necessarily Salem related but it is local to New England, which I've amended to Military section to include.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SHS Football Captian Bob "Pete" Jalbert Collection

Just this afternoon I made the collections newest acquisition, a collection of trophies given to Salem High football captain Bob "Pete" Jalbert.

The collection consists of:
  • kicker trophy given on 1947 by the Elliot Club of Beverly
  • rusher trophy given in 1947 by the Canadian Klondike Club
  • a Loving Cup From the S.C.L. in 1946 for sportsman
  • a Chalk ware Figure of a football player personalized with Jalbert on the Leg and an S on the sweater.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Haunted Happenings Parade Parking Information.

For those of you planning to attend tonights parade and need a place to park. I will be raising money for St. John the Baptist church on St. Peter Street in downtown Salem. The Donation is $5.00, It's the same price the city charges for the night in almost the same location.

We open the lot at about 4PM.

If you park here from reading this let us know.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Polish Picnic This Sunday!

Looking for something to do this weekend? I know it's early in the week but no time like the better to let everyone know about my churches annual picnic.

Sunday, September 27, 2009 Noon to 5:oo PM at the St. John the Baptist Church Hall located in downtown Salem at 34 St. Peter street.

There will be:
  • Polish food (Pierogi, Golabki, Keilbassa, kapusta)
  • Full Bar with a variety of Polish and domestic beers as well as fine selection of liquor.
  • Deserts including Paczki and coffee
  • Bake Sale Table with homemade Chrusciki, cakes, babka and more
  • 50-50 raffle every hour
  • Money Wheel
The Big Raffle with dozens of Cash Prizes from $500, Merchandise including an iPod Shuffle and gift certificates.

Dance to the Music of Buddy Walker and the Warszawiaki orchestra

Rain or Shine, All Are Welcome, Free Admission.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Want to Help Us Out This Election Season?

Just like in the past in years of city wide elections, we are asking you our neighbors in Salem if you'd like to help with our collection of Political memorabilia.

It's easy for people living preferably any Ward but 2 (as I live there) to send us any political flyers, signs ect. You can find out hoe bny going to our contact us page here.

keep in mind this also pertains to the special elections coming up for the US senate as I've changed how the political collection works. It now would include any politician who directly represents the citizens of salem from ward councilor to US president.

thanks for reading

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Visit to Salem on Demand from the Travel Channel

Travel Channel on demand has a four minute video about US destinations. In it they visit the Salem Witch Museum and take the feerry from Salem. You still have time to view it, it lasts on Demand until September 17th.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Congratulations To the Peabody Little League Team!

Salem Archives would like to congratulate Peabody's Little League
on their impressive win in the New England regionals.

We also wish them the best luck in williamsport.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Salem Heritage Days Pizza Contest Results

In case you haven't already heard or read in todays Salem Gazette here are the 2009 Best Pizza Results.

3. Upper Crust on Washington Street
2. Damata's on Bridge Street
1. Engine House on Derby Street

In this blogs opinion Engine House doesn't just have the best pizza in Salem but the best gimmick to lure you in for it. Their exhaust from the ovens flow out on to Derby street and when ever you walk by you not only smell the great pizza but see it hand tossed through the kitchen window.

But you can try them all and make up your own mind.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Salemite wins World Pinball Championship

Salem Archives would like to congratulate Salem resident Bowen Kerins on his second consecutive Pinball World Title.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Collections Latest Acquisitions

This past week we added two new items to the collection.

First in the Political section, a postcard or hand bill from Mayor George J Bates first run for congress in 1936. The card features a photo a copy of a written note and the back has a list of his accomplishments .

Secondly in the Militaria section, a grouping of a female Petty Officer 1st class. It consists of a Cap, ribbon bar and two petty officer rates. This collection is a named collection, however its not known if it is a local collection.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Salem Looking to Honor Its War Veterans

I don't know if you noticed but, Salem Veterans Services along with the P.L.A.V. and V.F.W. are raising money to honor Salem's War Veterans with a medal from the city. This has not been done since World War I. They are going to restrike the World War I service medal:
This is a picture of the WWI Medal.

During this past holiday weekend they were selling flags for the funds. If you see them around town raising the funds, contribute.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Look to our Militaria Section

For the past few months we have had an entirely seperate Militaria website. In the past week it was linked to as the new militaria page. If you want to check it out you can find it here. It includes more than just Salem, Massachusetts related military items, the items found here are New England based.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Salem Archives Blog Begins

What you will see upcoming on this blog will be:

  • Opinions and such about Salem, Massachusetts. 
  • Information about
  • It's collections
  • New items and research being done on the items.