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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

New Exhibit from American Standard ---

A video of Karen Biery's presentation at the museum on Oct. 11, 2016 about her new book "of Home" is now available on the Western Reserve News site.  Access it by clicking here.

Other videos from past Monthly Meetings are also available.  See the list by clicking here.

Second Annual Ghost Dinner & A Ghost Walk

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dinner Served at 6:30pm

Tickets - $25   Reservations Required - Call 330-205-3923

We will draw the winners for the Halloween Raffle Baskets
(the winner need not be present)
We are celebrating our
70th anniversary in 2017!

To honor this occasion, we have put together a special colorful 2017 Calendar.

This calendar is available in our giftshop for $15 (includes tax).  

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From Mickey Weaver:

A missing link has been found!  The Museum of Transportation & Industry is announcing the addition of yet another piece of Salem's industrial history.  Prior to opening this addition to the Salem Historical Society, attempts were made to collect as much information about the companies that were part of Salem's history since the beginning of the City.  One company in particular was a challenge.  Acquiring information on American Standard was a priority from the very beginning.  Finally, and by chance, in the early part of this past summer, I contacted the main headquarters in the US for American Standard because of a problem I was having with a sink in my home.   That problem could not be solved since the sink was old and no longer in production.  Somewhat frustrated, I decided to vent a little at my inability to get a response locally for historical information to add to the Museum of Transportation and Industry.   The person I spoke with said she would have someone in the branding department contact me.  Now, truly, the rest is history!  Brittany Scotland not only responded to my call, but she worked with American Standard to create an amazing display for the Museum which includes a bathtub made in Salem, Ohio.  The tub was delivered in a display fit for a showroom floor!  Included in the display are pictures of the Salem plant from the 1930's and a history of American Standard.  Now we are hoping some of you will add to this wonderful display with personal and family experience, photos, further local history on the company, etc.  Special recognition is given to Bill Ward, Joy Cable, David Shivers, David Stratton, Susan Schiller & Alice Deathridge for the brainstorming and placement of this wonderful exhibit!