Visit: 239 South Lundy Mail: 208 South Broadway Ave Salem Ohio 44460

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Following the government's recommendations for your safety and the safety of our volunteers, The Salem Historical Society is closed until further notice. We look forward to a time when we can resume normal operations. Stay well.

News and Events

Schools of Salem Trolley Tour

Schools of Salem Trolley Tour

Schools of Salem Trolley Tour

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We are planning a new Schools of Salem Trolley Tour for the ALL Alumni Weekend on August 7.  Like all other events, this is dependent on the state mandates.  


We will post updates here, so please check back.

Founder's Day Dinner

Schools of Salem Trolley Tour

Schools of Salem Trolley Tour

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2020 marks the 50th year for our annual Founder's Day Dinner, usually held in April. Like everything else, it had to be postponed to a time when we are allowed to gather again. Hopefully, this will happen before 2020 is gone! The 2020 Citizens of Honor have been selected and will be announced during the dinner.  


As soon as we can establish a date, it will be published here!  Check back later.

Monthly Meeting

Schools of Salem Trolley Tour

Monthly Meeting

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Monthly Meetings will resume when permitted.  We continue to plan for them and they are posted on our Calendar Page.  In the meantime you can use the link below to view past meetings.  The March 10 meeting has been posted.
Monthly Meetings are open to the public and parking is available in the municipal parking lot across from the lower entrance on South Lundy Avenue.

Click here to view videos of our past meetings

Museum Tours

Salem Second Saturdays

Monthly Meeting

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We have hundreds of special artifacts on display and over 12 rooms in our four buildings that offer theme contents. Sunday tours begin at the entrance to Pearce Building at 208 South Broadway.

Museum Tours are given from

May through the end of October  each Sunday from 1-4pm and every Second Saturday from 1-4pm. 

Both group and individual tours are also available by appointment.        


Click here for more information and pricing.

Trolley Tours

Salem Second Saturdays

Salem Second Saturdays

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Each year, over 1,000 passengers including school children, out-of-town visitors, and residents take advantage of our various trolley tours:

  • The Underground Railroad
  • Ghost Tours
  • Christmas Lights Tours

with plans to add tours for Charles Burchfield and Alan Freed. 

The trolley participates in community events and is rented for weddings, birthdays, reunions, and other celebrations.

Click here for more information and pricing.  

Salem Second Saturdays

Salem Second Saturdays

Salem Second Saturdays

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When Salem Second Saturdays resume, we will offer our events.  In the meantime, you are welcome to visit our fabulous gardens on your walks through town.  


Salem Second Saturday is a cooperative effort of Downtown Salem Partnership and Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.

Services

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Museum Gift Shop

Museum Gift Shop

Museum Gift Shop

The Museum Gift Shop is located on the lower level of the Dale Shaffer Research Library facing South Lundy and is open during our regular hours or by appointment. 


The gift shop offers Salem-related merchandise, some of which are exclusive.

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Research

Museum Gift Shop

Museum Gift Shop

The Dale Shaffer Research Library has books and file cabinets full of articles, original documents, photos, and other archival material for almost any subject and many people related to Salem and the surrounding areas. 

Our staff is knowledgeable and willing to help.  Visit us during business hours or call to make other arrangements.

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Membership

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Membership

Join us!  Benefits of membership:

  • Subscription to the "BUGLE" quarterly newsletter
  • Free access to our museum tours
  • Opportunity to vote and serve as an elected official or trustee 

Click here for more information.

Let us host your next special event!

Several choices of location and setup

Reasonable Rates

Use your own caterer, photographer, musicians

Call us at 330-337-8514

Donate Now

The Salem Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. While the museum gathers operating funds from museum tours and foundation grants, we largely rely on donations, both big and small from our membership and our community. These donations are always used wisely and are greatly appreciated. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card