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)

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


Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  7:00pm

Highlights of Salem’s Aviation History


Tuesday’s March 10 Monthly Meeting of the Salem Historical Society will feature “Highlights of Salem’s Aviation History” presented by Richard Theiss, author and vice president of Theiss Aviation.

Learn about the history of aviation in Salem including the impact local residents had on design, testing, and access. Hear about how products manufactured by Mullins and Theiss led the industry. Become acquainted with outstanding personalities like naval pilot Arthur Whipkey, Frank Easton, Colonel Robert Williams, the Gibsons, the first local female pilot - Dorothy McCandless, the family of Phillis Lakefront Airport, Bob Hoover, pilots, flight instructors, and more.

 Richard Theiss has spent most of his working life in aviation. He was born and raised in Salem and learned to fly in 1946. He and his wife, Hope, traveled across the country doing air show promotions and announcing. They were hired by Walt Disney’s WED Enterprises to write and produce programming. They coordinated flight activities for shows, parades, and openings including half-time for Super Bowl 18 and the openings of EPCOT Center, Orlando International Airport, and Orlando Executive Airport.

Richard has written aviation related articles for publications including: Aviation News, Sports Aviation, Air Trails, The Experimenter, Flying, Flight International, Flying Models, Model Aviation, and Model Airplane News. He has written a book, "Surprise, Surprise" about innovations that led to success in the highly competitive and technical field of aviation.

Copies of his book will be available in the gift shop after the meeting and Richard will be glad to sign them. Profits from this sale benefit Salem Historical Society.

Serving as greeter is trustee Elaine Reiter and Gloria Judy will provide refreshments.

The 7:00 meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Dale Shaffer Library’s meeting room at 239 South Lundy Avenue with parking suggested in the city municipal parking lot on South Lundy Avenue.

Further information can be obtained by calling the Society, 330-337-8514.