2016 Calendars are available in the Gift Shop.

Members can request a copy of our new bylaws by phone or email.

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday  9am-noon

Main Entry for Meeting Room and Gift Shop at the
Dale Shaffer Research Library

239 South Lundy

Salem, OH

Sundays Tours 1-4pm
(May through October)

Tours begin at the rear door of the Pearce House in the old meeting room on Shaffer Way.

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Christmas Gifts?

Shop our Gift Shop

We will be open

Small Business Saturday November 28, 2015    10:00-2:00 pm

Several new items currently available include the 2016 Salem Community Calendar with the photo theme of “Historical Firsts of Salem” as identified by Dale Shaffer from his book of the same title; and the newly released book “The Haunted of Salem, Ohio” by Kimberly Mitchell.
Purchases during this event qualify for the “Cash Mob” being sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Details are at each participating business.

We are open every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am to noon.  If you cannot make these hours, please call us at (330) 337-8514 to make special arrangements.

Click here to see more information about our Gift Shops.

Salem Public Library has digitized and made the "Yesteryears" available and searchable online. Click here to check this out!

The Salem Historical Society
Mailing Address:

208 South Broadway Ave
Salem, OH 44460

(330) 337 - 8514

....keeping and making history

The Salem Historical Society

Thank you to our valued friends and supporters for your donations, gifts, time, friendship, and encouragement you offer to us though out the year.  The Salem Historical Society is so blessed to be part of this wonderful community with a rich and significant past. 

Wishing all of you a wonderful day of Thanksgiving!

Quakertown Trolley Offers Holiday Light Tours

 Thursday, December 3, about 7:30pm and continuing at 35 minute intervals
Sunday, December 6, 6:00 and 6:45pm
Saturday, December 12, 6:00pm, 6:45pm, and 7:30pm

The Salem Historical Society will offer a series of Christmas Light tours starting December 3rd. Following the 6:30 Christmas Parade and “Light-Up Salem” on the Village Green, the Quakertown Trolley will offer rides to view selected lighting of the city. These December 3rd tours will begin at approximately 7:30 at the conclusion of the “lighting”, at 35 minute intervals. In addition, this tour will be offered December 6th at 6:00 and 6:45.

Following the selection of the “Fabulous Five Festive Lights” awards, the Quakertown Trolley plans to conduct a “Festive Light” tour to feature the five winners from the city’s four wards and Perry Township on Saturday, December 12. The tour would be approximately 35 minutes and are scheduled for 6:00, 6:45 and 7:30. Other drive-bys will be included.

All tours will load at the Salem Chamber of Commerce parking lot, located at the Village Green on East State Street. The cost is $3.00 per adults and $1.00 for children. For further information and reservations, leave a message at 330-337-6733 or send an email to trolley239@aol.com email address. Your call will be returned.