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)

Officers and Trustees for 2015

Standing left to right -- Judy White (Recording Secretary), Kathy Hale (Assistant Treasurer), Joan Lora (Membership), David Stratton (Director), Dave Dunn (Trustee) , Ginger Grilli (Vice President), Priscilla Wilde (Trustee) , Alice Deatherage (Trustee) , Kevin Schafer (Trustee)

Seated left to right -- Dixie Gordon (Corresponding Secretary and Gift Shop), Janice Lesher (Curator) , Bernice Clark (Treasurer) , Elaine Reiter (Trustee), Judi Allio (Trustee and Founders' Day Chair), David Shivers (President)

Not Pictured -- B.J. Cooper-Abrams (Trustee), Kim Goll (Trustee), Jerry Laska (Trustee)


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