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Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday  9am-noon

Offices are located in the upper level of the Dale Shaffer Research Library

Mailing Address:
208 South Broadway Ave
Salem, OH 44460

Sunday Tours 1-4pm
(May through October)

Tours are also available by appointment, call 330-337-8514

Sunday Tours begin at the rear door of the Pearce House in the old meeting room on Shaffer Way.

Trolley Tours begin at the lower level of Dale Shaffer Library on South Lundy Ave.

The Salem Historical Society
Main Entry for Meeting Room and Gift Shop in the lower level of
Dale Shaffer Research Library

239 South Lundy
Salem, OH
(330) 337 - 8514

....keeping and making history

The Salem Historical Society

Click here for the Schedule Page for a listing of all dates and times
for these popular tours

 The docent, dressed as a Salem Quaker will take passengers back in time to the year 1856. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the 21st century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War.
Since the homes are private and entrance not possible, flashed on a screen inside the trolley will be over 100 slides to show pictures of the insides of the homes, Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them. The slides will also help clarify the historical information presented during the program. The tour will last approximately 75 minutes.

Cost is $15.00 a person and a minimum of 15 are necessary to conduct the tour.  The tour is subject to cancellation if the minimum is not reached.

Call the reservation number, 330-337-6733 to schedule your tour. Your call will be returned.

American Standard Display

With the addition of the Dale Shaffer Research Library to the Salem Historical Society campus, the transportation and industry of Salem's history has been greatly expanded.

The display features Mullins Manufacturing,
Deming Pump, BuTech, Theiss Aviation, Buckeye Engine,
Electric Furnace, Salem Tool, Eljer, and
Silver Manufacturing. 

Docent Jerry Laska shows Angela McCoy the newest addition

to the Museum of Transportation and Industry: 
an American Standard cast iron, enameled bathtub display
along with ads and photos of American Standard history. 

The museum is now open for tours Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00

and an evening time has been added to the schedule for the
third Tuesday at 6:00. 
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Underground Railroad (UGRR)

Trolley Tours


Saturday, June 3, 2017

at 12pm