Live the History!
As 2021 fades away into history, we welcome 2022, a new chapter in our life's book! We are wishing all of you the very best: health, happiness, good friends, and good times. When that does not happen, we wish you the strength, endurance, and wisdom to keep going.
Here at the museum, we are planing new and upgraded exhibits (have you seen our new movie wall yet?) as well as more tours and events.
Should you have any suggestions or ideas for us, please share them. You can call us or email, or complete a contact form, or stop in for a visit. We would love your input.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website!
It's not too late to get your copy of this collectable 2022 calendar "Remembering Where We Were," featuring Salem buildings that were loved and lost. QR codes are on the calendar for more information on the month's featured structure. 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.
During January and February our Monthly Meetings take time off. These months produce weather that can be beautiful but treacherous at night. Stay home where you can be safe and warm, and we will see you again when we resume in March.
In the meantime, use the links below to check out some of our videos of past meetings.
The museum will remain open during regular hours if you want to visit.
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.