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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

Please make the Salem Historical Society a part of your summer activities.  If you have never taken a tour of our four buildings, you are in for a treat.  Salem has such rich history and there is so much to learn.  We constantly are receiving new "old" items and adding them to our displays.  We love to get visitors.
The docent, dressed as a Salem Quaker, takes 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.

A minimum of 15 are necessary to conduct the tour. Call the reservation number, 330-337-6733 to schedule your tour. Your call will be returned. The tour is subject to cancellation if the minimum is not reached.


Learning Fun!!!

Summer Activity for Young People in Grades 4-6

All activities offered both days.  Cost is $10 per student per day.  Lunch provided.
Call 330-337-8514 or email to register.
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Thank you!!!!

Bernice Clark presents Jerry Laska and Bill Ward a check for new track lighting in the Salem Police and Firefighters area.

The Salem Historical Society has been blessed with so many supporters and donors. 

First of the Season

Underground Railroad Tour

Quakertown Trolley

Sunday, June 24, 2018  1:30 pm

The Quakertown Trolley loads at 239 South Lundy at the lower level of the Shaffer Library building.

Cost is $15 per person

Tour takes about 75 minutes