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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

"Then and Now" in Downtown Salem

Sunday, Sept 25, 2016   1-4pm

This week's Guests:

Hostess, BJ Abrams

BJ with her husband operated Tennille’s and Kolby’s Department Stores

Host,  David Schwartz 

David’s parents operated Schwartz’s Department Store

They will be present from 2:00 to 3:30 to greet those especially interested in these stores.

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The Salem Historical Society continues conducting monthly history roundtables at the Dale Shaffer meeting room on second Sundays afternoons through October. These free, informal conversations give people a chance to share their memories and let the Society gather anecdotal information for our archives.

On SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th, “Salem High School Girls’ Social Clubs” will be revisited. Elaine Enders Reiter, class of 1963, and several of her friends have organized this opportunity. Any former member of a social club during their high school years is encouraged to attend and share memories, stories, pictures, or artifacts. A facilitator will record the information and it we be added to the archives of the Historical Society.

The session, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., will be held in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Research Library at 239 South Lundy Avenue with suggested parking at the Timberlane’s parking lot. For further information, call the Society at 330-337-8514.

Looking Ahead....

PART TWO:  History Roundtable
“Salem High School Girls Social Clubs"

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FREE ADMISSION to Salem Historical Society on

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016  1-4pm

Smithsonian magazine is sponsoring their 12th Annual Museum Day Live! Hundreds of museums and cultural institutions around the United States are participating, including the Salem Historical Society and Museum. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants around the country and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.
Nationally the Museum Day Live! has been designated for Saturday, September 24, but the Salem Historical Society had the option to offer the free admission with the downloaded ticket for two guests on Sunday, September 25. For more information about Museum Day Live 2016 and a full list of participating museum and cultural institution, visit