Offices are located in the upper level of the Dale Shaffer Research Library
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.
You are invited to an evening of
Dining and Ghostly Tales
Friday, October 26, 2018
Dale Shaffer Library
During dinner consisting of Stuffed Chicken in a White-Cheese Sauce, Rigatoni in a Red Sauce, California Blend Vegetables, Chopped Salad dressed with Pumpkin-Maple Dressing and Apple Crisp with fresh Whipped Cream, you will be acquainted with Salem’s local folklore, tales, myths and legends. After dinner Kevin Schafer will take you through the darker side of Salem's downtown streets where you will hear of its “haunted” past.
We have limited seating, so make your reservations as soon as possible. Tickets for this special night are $25.00 per person. Reservations are required and must be made by Oct 22.
Call 330-205-3923. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
If you have ridden our trolley recently, you are aware that our 1987 Trolley is in desperate need of a replacement. We are in the midst of a fund drive to raise at least $50,000 before the end of the year to help cover the expected the cost of a replacement at about $175,000! As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, we depend on funds from our friends, neighbors, and supporters to continue our service of providing tours to share Salem's rich history. Each year, over 1,000 passengers including school children, out-of-town visitors, and residences ride the trolley to see the Salem homes that were part of the Underground Railroad and to visit locations where significant historical events have happened. We are very proud of our Quakertown Trolley!
Donate to the Historical Society. For the Trolley Fund, please designate "Trolley" in the comments.
The Salem Historical Society
Main Entry for Meeting Room and Gift Shop in the lower level of
Dale Shaffer Research Library
239 South Lundy
(330) 337 - 8514
....researching, preserving, showcasing
Kim Mitchell, docent of our Ghost Tours, (see schedule below) will have her books available “Haunted Salem, Ohio” and “The Ghosts of Sprucevale.”
Community Support for
The Trolley Fund
Trolley Tours are subject to cancellation if the minimum of 15 is not reached.
The Salem Historical Society
Book Signing ~ Book Sale
Meet Our Local Authors
Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:30-3:30pm
Dale Shaffer Library Meeting Room & Gift Shop
Judy Lennington, a retired factory worker of 38 years, grew up in a family of story tellers and continues that tradition by sharing her stories with the world. She began writing her first novel in 2011 and since then has published 2 - 3 novels per year. Her 17th novel, "In God We Trust," is the story of two security officers who work the afternoon shift in a fictional hospital when veterans of WWII begin to flood all the hospitals in the United States. As a strange storm begins to engulf the hospital, even stranger events begin to unfold within the hospital.
$20 for 2 admissions
to football game
Drawing on November 13, 2018
Buy your tickets from
Dave Hughes 330-692-2468
Kim Goll 330-853-7196