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

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

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

Underground Railroad Tour

New Salem Item at Bookstore

New Salem Item at Bookstore

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Next Underground Railroad Trolley tour has been CANCELLED:

Monday, March 23, 2020   4pm


Check back here for our next tours


If you or your group have a preference for a specific date, please call us.  

Click here to see more information about our Underground Railroad Trolley Tour.

New Salem Item at Bookstore

New Salem Item at Bookstore

New Salem Item at Bookstore

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Our gift shop has recently acquired a limited supply of quality hand-thrown Salem glazed pottery jars made in the U.S.A. as displayed by our volunteers Gloria Judy and Mary Lou Adams. 


Our gift shop has reduced hours.  Feel free to call before visiting. In normal times we are open Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9 to noon, as well as Salem Second Saturdays 10am to 1pm. 


Monthly Meeting

New Salem Item at Bookstore

Monthly Meeting

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Our Next Monthly Meeting in the lower level of Dale Shaffer Research Library has a high probability of being rescheduled from

Tuesday, April 14, 2020.   7pm

Please recheck here for updates.

"Quack Medicine and the Birth of the FDA" presented by Cassie Nespor, Curator, Melnick Medical Museum and University Archives, Youngstown State University.
This meeting is open to the public and parking is available in the municipal parking lot across from the lower entrance on South Lundy Avenue.

*****Click here for more information on our Calendar.*****

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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Events, activities, and retail specials will be featured in Historic Downtown Salem, Ohio. 

Our bookstore will be open from 10am to 1pm.

Support local merchants and have fun on 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

"Pamper Your Pets"
Discover the many ways to treat and care for your pets in the downtown.


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. 

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