Live the History!
We are pleased to announce the release of the 2022 calendar "Remembering Where We Were," featuring Salem buildings that were loved and lost. QR codes are on the calendar to open a webpage giving more background and interesting stories of the month's featured structure that was a vital part of our history. The cover is a map of the buildings' locations. This calendar will be a treasured keepsake for anyone who grew up or lived in Salem.
Cost: $15 at our Gift Shop and at Salem Computer Center. OR you can order online here to have a calendar mailed to you. Shipping and handling costs will be added.
Underground Railroad Trolley Tours
-Monday, Nov 8 at 10am
-Saturday, Nov 13 at 2pm
The tour will last approximately an hour and half.
Cost: $15 per person
Trolley loads at 239 South Lundy Street.
Walk-ons are welcome on first come, first serve basis after reservations.
Call 330-337-6733 to reserve your seats. Your call will be returned.
The Gift Shop will be open if you would want to visit before or after the tour.
Riders are requested to wear masks.
Ghost Tour Tentative Schedule for this fall:
- Saturday, Oct 30 at 4pm - Walking
- Saturday, Oct 30 at 6pm - Trolley
- Saturday, Oct 30 at 8pm - Trolley
- Saturday, Oct 30 at 10pm - Trolley
Length of tour: about 75 minutes
Trolley Tour Cost: $15 per person
Walking Tour Cost: $10 per person
You are invited to our next Monthly Meeting on November 9, 2021 at 7pm in the meeting room of Dale Shaffer library.
In honor of Veteran's Day, Marilyn Mong, Local Historian and Pilot will present "Remembering Women Pilots."
Monthly Meetings are open to the public.
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.
call or contact us. We want to talk with you!
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.