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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


Weekly Sunday 1-4pm

Monthly 3rd Tuesday 6-9pm
(May through October)

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

Tours begin at the front door of the Pearce House at 208 South Broadway.

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

....researching, preserving, showcasing

The Salem Historical Society


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"Dining in Salem"  features

restaurants of yore including

The Igloo on Benton Road.       

The annual community calendar, which has been prepared for the last several years by the Salem Historical Society features “Dining in Salem” with some of Salem’s restaurants of the past. The cost is $10 each and $2 if shipping is needed. Calendars also are available for purchase at the Shaffer Library gift shop at 239 South Lundy Avenue on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Call 330-337-8514 for further information.

Those featured are: Chrystal Restaurant, now Heggy’s; The Igloo; The Corner: Aldom’s Diner; Dairy Queen; Dog N’ Suds, now North Jersey Pizza; Taylor’s Restaurant; Dairy Isle; Timberlanes, now Bone Shaker; Froststop; Mike’s Penn Grill; and DeRienzo’s. Even though some of the buildings are gone, these made bring back memories of the good food enjoyed at these establishments.  Also included are menus from Schafer’s Tavern and Hotel Lape Coffee Shop that show the prices of that day.

Quakertown Trolley Christmas Lights Tour

Dec. 19 at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm       


The Salem Historical Society will offer a series of Christmas Light tours to view selected lighting of the city on December 8, 15 and 19 at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00. The tour will be approximately 45 minutes.

All tours will load at the Salem Chamber of Commerce parking lot, located at the Village Green on East State Street. The cost is $4.00 per adults and $1.00 for children under 12. For further information and reservations, leave a message at 330-337-6733 or send an email to email address. Your call will be returned. The Society would appreciate any suggestions of ‘special light displays' that would be considered for the tour. Calls can be made to 330-337-8514 with suggestions.

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