Live the History!
The 2021 Calendar, "Toys of Yesteryear", features color photos from our toy room. Each month should take you back in time remembering playtime activities with your family and friends.
These calendars are available for $12 in our gift shop which is open only on Sundays from 1 - 3:30 or by appointment.
July through October 2020
Sunday afternoons 1-4pm
> Wear masks
> Gloves will be provided and must be worn
Cost: $6 adults / $3 ages 5-17 / Members and children under 5 are free.
PLUS: The Gift Shop will be open from 1-3:30 each Sunday. Click here to see some of the items we are featuring in our gift shop.
Our gift shop is now offering a recently published book ”Columbiana County Pioneer Association" by local county resident, Leah Rudy. The book is 405 pages of local interest covering 1870 to 1905. It also includes a name index for easier research. She writes, "This book is a history of Columbiana County as seen through the eyes of the pioneers.".. Click here to read more about this book.
The Gift Shop is now open every Sunday from 1 - 3:30, or call for an appointment..
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.
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.