Salem 400 Salem 400

Our Mission

Salem 400+ commemorates Salem’s quadricentennial while acknowledging the preexisting indigenous community and explores the opportunities and connections of Salem’s multifaceted history while crafting a vision for current and future generations.

Our Goals

i. Commemoration and Recognition

Amplify and affirm the significant historical contributions and present cultures of Salem’s many communities through signature events and programs

ii. Community and Civic Engagement

Engage the Salem community in addressing resiliency and adaptability to ensure a vibrant and sustainable Salem for generations

iii. Signature Projects

Commit to significant signature investments in the city’s infrastructure, assets, and shared spaces

iv. Historical and Cultural Discoveries

Expand opportunities to explore the myriad historical and cultural narratives of Salem, especially those that are historically underrepresented