Live the History!
We are pleased to announce the opening of our Sunday Museum Tours on May 2 from 1-4pm. The last tour begins at 3:30pm.
Please enter at the front of the Pearce Building on South Broadway. A limited number of people will be allowed to enter at one time and you must wear masks.
The tour is free to Museum Members. Non-Members will be asked to pay $6 for adult and $3 for youth. Children under 5 are free.
Tours will be available every Sunday afternoon through the end of October.
Come visit us during SUPER CRUISE!!
Friday, June 11
3:30pm to 8:30pm: Four Classic Cars plus our 1923 Ford will be on display.
Saturday, June 12
9:30am to 8:30pm: Four Classic Cars plus our 1923 Ford will be on display.
1pm to 4pm Gift Shop Open
Sunday, June 13
1pm to 3:30pm Gift Shop Open
The Meeting Room of Dale Shaffer Library will host our monthly meeting on July 13, 2021 at 7pm. Lynette Ridner, Science Director, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum will speak on “Behind the Scenes: Women in Science.". See our Calendar for more information.
Our Monthly Meetings are are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each Month and open to the public. You can attend live or log on to the virtual meeting on our Facebook Group Page without a login and password. You can also use this same link to view past recorded facebook meetings.
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 Salem Chamber of Commerce has an excellent video about Salem on their webpage. If you haven't seen it, you should.
Click here or on the image above to view it. This is why we love Salem: "we are either born here or we are planted here." If we move away, a part of our heart stays here. What other town can boast of a top-notch Summer Concert Series or activities such as Salem Second Saturdays?
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.