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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

See first-hand the working of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War.

Only ONE Opportunity remaining for this year's

Underground Railroad Tour on the Quakertown Trolley

Sunday, October 29 at 1:30pm

Call 330-337-6733 and leave a message with name and number of people in your party to reserve your seats on this popular tour.  Your call will be returned. Cost is $15/person and 15 people are required to conduct this tour.  The tour takes approximately 75 minutes.

  Museum Tours Continue

    through October 29

Five visitors participated in the annual
Smithsonian’s Museum Day last Sunday. 

      Shown are  Docent Ginger Grilli,
     Anthony Macaldo, Amber Dougherty, 
  Ed Dougherty, Becky Craig, Ron Craig
               and docent Kim Goll.

They found it very informative and are looking forward to return as there is much one can see and appreciate of Salem’s history.

Our Museum is open each Sunday through October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Added this year are evening hours on the third Tuesday of the month 6 to 9 p.m. 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 last tour begins a half hour before closing. Guests are encouraged to come early and plan to stay at least 90 minutes. The entrance and parking for Museum tours is at 208 South Broadway Avenue. If you have questions, contact the Society, 330-337-8514.

This year's feature exhibit, available only in 2017, focuses on local church and religious life through "Sunday Go to Meeting". The first public worship service was in the summer of 1804 when members of the Society of Friends “Quakers” held service in Samuel Davis’ cabin which was also attended by members of the local Indian tribe.

Soon as more came to Salem it brought other denominations. The Baptist came in 1809 followed by Methodist 1821, Presbyterian 1830, Catholic 1855, Christian 1859, AMEZ Mount Zion 1867, Episcopal 1859, Emmanuel Lutheran 1892, Holy Trinity Lutheran 1917, Nazarene 1926, Romania 1930 and Real Life Assembly 1936. Many of these churches have their history displayed in the “Sunday Go to Meeting” exhibit.
Gift Certificate

Our popular Ghost Tours!

Friday, October 27, 2017


Annual Dinner

and Ghost Walk

Call 330-205-3923

for reservations