Live the History!
We have many items in our gift shop to help you prepare for the upcoming holidays. Since being together is limited, cards and local items are a wonderful way of showing your family and friends that you care. We have toys, calendars, home decor, cookbooks, local history books, jewelry, and so much more.
Gift shop hours are also limited. It is best to call and let us know you are coming. Click here to see photos of some of the items we are featuring in our gift shop.
Looking for a vintage book? Check with us. We have many books on our shelves - history books, children's books, novels, reference books, and more - covering a wide variety of topics.
To purchase any book or to ask questions, please call, email, or use our contact form. Contact info is provided above. Ginger or Mark, our antique book experts, will be in touch with you.
Spark's Christmas Angel presented by Shirley Griffin, Special Events Speaker, will be the topic of our next online Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, Dec 8 at 7pm. We will continue doing presentations on the second Tuesday of each month. To attend this live event, log on to our facebook page, TheSalemHistoricalSociety. All meetings will be taped and made available through the link below.
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.
Each year, over 1,000 passengers including school children, out-of-town visitors, and residents take advantage of our various trolley 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.
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.
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.
Join us! Benefits of membership:
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.