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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.

46th Season         

of the                    

Salem Historical Museum

Is Now Opened          

every Sunday          

1-4 pm               

Two society members, Ruth Newman and Shirley Bush, place the  sign indicating the opening of the Salem Historical Museum for the 46th season which began on Sunday, May 6 and will be open each Sunday through October 28 from 1 to 4 pm.  We have made additional hours available on the second Saturday of the month 1 to 4 pm. Guided tours of all the exhibits are available during these times.

Members are admitted free.
Admission for adults 18 and older is $6. Children ages 5-17 are $3.
Children under 5 are admitted free.

The Museum has grown from a mere six rooms to over 13,000 square feet of exhibits in twenty rooms in four buildings. Artifacts related to Victorian life, entertainment, grooming, industry, education, medicine, transportation, early settlers, sports, music, commerce, military, and abolition are included.

This year’s feature exhibit, available only in 2018, focuses on Romanian culture and history. Many Romanians settled in Salem after immigrating to the United States in early 1900’s.  We give tribute to Romanians - their culture, history, and contribution to the Salem community.  Last year we received many rare and beautiful items from Rosemarie Sulea Cardosa and we want to share these wonderful textiles, crafts, paintings, and artifacts with you to celebrate her life.

The last tour begins a half hour before closing. Guests are encouraged to come early and plan to stay at least 90 minutes. We recommend a return visit if you want to see the entire museum.  There is always something new to see and items to interest everyone in your party.

We also offer group tours by appointment. The entrance and parking for Museum tours is at 208 South Broadway Avenue.  If you have questions, contact the Society, 330-337-8514.

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 spring and 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.
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