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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

Please make the Salem Historical Society a part of your summer activities.  If you have never taken a tour of our four buildings, you are in for a treat.  Salem has such rich history and there is so much to learn.  We constantly are receiving new "old" items and adding them to our displays.  We love to get visitors.

Learning Fun!!!

Summer Activity for Young People in Grades 4-6

The same activities are being offered both days. Choose your preferred day.

Topics include: calligraphy, manners, artifact treasure hunt, recordings and illustrating stories, knot typing, printing press, and robots.

Cost is $10 per student per day.  Free lunch provided.
To Register:  Call 330-337-8514, or email, or click here to download a registration/permission form
Gift Certificate
sitting:  Steven Lynn, Donald Blackburn, Adir Diaz Cedillo, Evelyn Main, Connor White, Ayden Stith, Malachi Kearns, Persephone Ruffner, Timmy Galchick, Damian Hibbert
kneeling:  Laura Furlong, Emeric Callahan, Ava Ward, Mikayla Sneltzer, Luke Bezilla, Leyton Theiss
standing:  Mrs. Kelly Janofa, Hunter Lynn, Damion Mathes, Ella Carr, Abbie Stout, Luke Stephens, Alivia Ruth, Jonah Simpson, Addisyn Ogle, Clarissa Jones and Mrs. Lori Kibby


          Quakertown Trolley

    Underground Railroad Tours  

      Saturday, July 28 at 12:00 noon

                   Cost: $15/person

             Time:  Approx. 75 minutes

Stories are included of citizens buried in Hope Cemetery who were involved in the Underground Railroad.  Dressed as a Salem Quaker, the docent takes passengers back in time to the year 1856. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the 21st century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War.

Since the homes are private and entrance not possible, flashed on a screen inside the trolley will be over 100 slides to show pictures of the insides of the homes, Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them. The slides will also help clarify the historical information presented during the program.

Call the reservation number, 330-337-6733 to schedule your tour. Your call will be returned.

The tour is subject to cancellation if the minimum of 15 is not reached.

Reilly Students Make Donation

to Salem Historical Society

To enhance their Social Studies Economics Unit, Kelly Janofa‚Äôs third grade Reilly School students created their own business, and made and sold "Furry Friend" pencils.  Because they always look forward to the ride through Salem on the Quakertown Trolley at the end of the year, and they heard there was a Trolley Fund to purchase a replacement, it was decided to donate $200 to the Salem Historical Society's Trolley Fund.  During their recent visit to the Museum, they presented curator, David Shivers, with a check to the Museum.

The Society appreciates not only this donation, but also the interest the younger generation has in preserving and maintaining the Museum for the future.

Thank you Mrs. Janofa and students!