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

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One-of-a-kind items

Special Recognition of Salem’s Black History

Saturday  Feb 24, 11am-2pm


Children's Stories


Have you thought of donating time and skills to help us?   If so, download a brief form
to let us know your interests and skills.   Then bring the completed form to us during our office hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-noon.       

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The Salem Historical Society

As a reminder, there will be no Monthly Meetings in January or February.  They will begin again in March.  However, the museum will maintain its regular hours.       
Gift Certificate
In conjunction with Black History Month,  several books are available at the Society’s Gift/Book shop.  One book, A SALUTE TO BLACK HISTORY-Selected Articles of Lois Firestone and others, is a collection of 29 articles and 34 pictures printed in local papers in the mid-1990s in which many had been lost to the public because of their format.
These stories were important to the history of Salem and the Society decided to make them available. While many were written by Lois Firestone for the YESTERYEARS and QUAKER HERITAGE publications, others were contributed by Minnie Kirksey, Barbara and William Catlin, Connie Alexander, Linda Kurtz, Mary Dunlap Patterson, and Vivian Ormes Mason. Several of the contributors were members of the African American History Project through the Salem Historical Society.
The scope of the booklet begins with the plight of the slave, their flight to freedom through the Underground Railroad and ultimately reaching freedom and settling in Salem where they became responsible citizens.
Other books available in the Gift/Book Shop related to Black History include:  Strotter Brown - Basketmaker of Old Salem, Sojourner Truth, Citizens of Color - Part of the Salem Story, and People of Color - African Americans in Salem, Ohio.

Others books and material about local and national black history are available at the Gift/Book shop that has a great selection of materials dealing with Salem's historical interests.
Hours:   Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings - 9 to noon
Location:   239 South Lundy, Salem, Ohio
Phone:   330-337-8514

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