There isn't a shortage of heritage in our fair city. Salem was founded in 1806. Throughout the decades, a blending of ethnicities, cultures, faith and beliefs has shaped its populace. We are a proud people. Immigrants came from different lands and into a melting pot right here. Many of you reading this had parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and so on down the ancestral line who were not born in Salem. But they came here and their families grew here. Many of you reading this yourselves may hail from elsewhere. But Salem is now home. You grew here. Generations have passed that kind of heritage down to our children. A great opportunity to revel in our own histories will take place at week's end.