The Salem Historical Society  


....keeping and making history

The Salem Historical Society
208 South Broadway Ave
Salem, OH 44460

(330) 337 - 8514

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday,

Thursday  9am-noon

Sundays 1-4pm
(May through October)

Seeking Nominations for 'Citizens of Honor'

The Salem Historical Society is seeking nominations for the 2015 ‘Citizens of Honor’ recognition. The inaugural class of 24 citizens was installed in 2006 during the Salem Bicentennial and 16 added over the last eight years for a total presently recognized of 40. Last year’s recipients were George Bowman and Kathryn Gibson.

The criteria are for Salem-connected citizens, from the present or past, who have distinguished themselves with service to their community, their career, and/or to their country. The intent is to announce the addition of two ‘citizens’ during the Founders’ Day program in April.

 Any field of accomplishment can be considered and should be described fully. Involvement in the community and other activities should be included when making a nomination for the committee to consider. For further information and to obtain an application, contact the Museum, 330-337-8514 or

Completed nominations are to be submitted to the Salem Historical Society by March 1, 2015. All nominations will be kept on file for present and future consideration. The address for submitting nominations is 208 South Broadway Avenue to the attention of the “Citizens of Honor” committee.

Janice Lesher reviews information for the 2014 'Citizens of Honor' displayed at the Salem Historical Society Museum 208 S. Broadway Avenue

The Salem Historical Society will be conducting a combined quality Estate Sale & Tag/Book Sale on March 6 and 7 from 9am to 4pm at the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 South Lundy Avenue.

Early bird admission is available on March 6 from 8-9am for $2.00.

Estate & Tag/Book Sale

​March 6 and 7 from 9am to 4pm

The Society will be offering items from the Maurer Estate including; large china closet, table/6 chairs, 90” Ethan Allen sofa, leather recliner, settee, hutch, student desk/chair, inlaid bench, antique Eastlake oak dresser/mirror, 2 oil lamps and many other items.

Donations to sell as a fund raiser for the Tag/Book Sale for the Historical Society are welcomed. Items can be dropped off at the Museum Monday, Wednesday or Thursday morning 9am-noon. Desired items include small pieces of furniture, collectibles, art work, books antiques, and used household items. Please no clothing or electronic (TV) items. Cash donations will be accepted if unable to donate sale items.

If you have questions regarding donations, call Elaine at 330-332-8161 or the Museum at 330-337-8514.​

David Dunn and Richard Lobdell place some china in the china closet being available during the sale