The Salem Historical Society

Salem, Ohio                            

....keeping and making history

The Salem Historical Society
208 South Broadway Ave
Salem, OH 44460
(330) 337 - 8514

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday,

Thursday  9-12am

Sundays 1-4pm
(May through October)

Check out our Gift Shop Page for more Christmas Gift ideas, including a Christmas Stocking celebrating the

St. Paul Parish 110th Anniversary.


We still have copies of our

2015 "Monuments and Memorials" Calendar Available.     

Click here to go to the Gift Shop Page

The Sebring Historical Society

Presents Their Annual Fundraising

Holiday Movie Event


The classic 1947 movie……

“It Happened on 5th Avenue”


Victor Moore, Ann Harding, Don DeFore and Gayle Storm

The Strand Theatre Museum

15th Street, Sebring, Ohio


December 1(Mon.),3(Wed),4(Thurs), 5(Fri) & 6(Sat)  

Doors open at 6:30-Movie starts at 7:00

Dec. 2 (Tues) Matinee

Doors open at 1:00-Movie starts at 1:30

$18.00 Members--$20.00 Non-members

Seating for the event is at tables.

Book a whole table or join others at a table and make new friends.

Celebrate the season as the Strand brings back another

delightful holiday classic movie to the big screen!!

Ticket price includes:

Movie, Museum Displays, Food, Desserts,

Drinks, Favors, Popcorn, Candy


For Reservations call SHS Board Member, Pam Lashley, at 330-938-9301.

Be sure to call before sending payment to assure seat availability.

Reservations go fast, so call soon!!

Due to limited seating, reservations and table assignments will not be secured until payment is received.

***Checks should be made to the Sebring Historical Society and sent to

Sebring Historical Society, Box 127, Sebring, Ohio 44672 ***

Thank-you for your support!


Salem Chamber of Commerce

12 Days of Christmas Raffle

Tickets can be purchased at 

** Salem Chamber of Commerce **
** Salem News **
** Consumers National Bank **
** Salem Computer ** 

One for $10.00 or three for $20.00

Click here for more information

Local Christmas Events...



Christmas is coming, and we have

New Books by Salem authors:

Speakeasy by Karen Biery, Mystery Novel ($15.95) 

As Prohibition neared its end, Anna Lyla Timmons flaunted her red hair, lifestyle and business practices in Salem, Ohio.  With the whispering of her name, many adversaries entered her speakeasy while others schemed against her.  Lyla, a self-made reliant woman in her forties, dismissed their hatred as child’s play until one evening those whom she most trusted defied her – changing all of their lives forever. 

Signing to be held Saturday, November 29 from 11:30 - 2:00 in the Dale Shaffer Research Library.


Wisdom From the Woods, Seasons by Sheila M. Bachmeier
Illustrated by Kristina J. Danklef, Children's Book  ($16.95)

Life lessons presented through the voice of nature have a  profound impact when we listen with the heart. What at first may seem like a simple reminder of all our childhood experiences... soon becomes a deeply enriching experience of learning through Seasons of life. The first in the Tree Wisdom Books series, this book is a gift that both children and adults will cherish reading over and over again.


Boomer Smarts Boomer Power by Mitzi Beach.  ($12.99)

Six steps to living your best for the rest of your life

In this book, Mitzi Beach gives a voice to the most powerful generation that's ever lived in America.  Just as this generation shaped America as teenagers, as young adults, and as middle-aged parents, Mitzi believes that we can shape America once again.  As the Boomers shift into retirement, they once again must find their POWER as a group and create change in our society by using our SMARTS.

Mitzi is a 1964 graduate of Salem High School and now lives in Wichita, Kansas.  Her books in our gift shop have been autographed.


Love Those Quakers  by David C. Hunter ($18.00)

The Road to Columbus

A member of that team, David tells about Salem’s unique journey to the Ohio High School State Basketball Championship Game in 1958-59 season to keep alive the wonderful story of that remarkable team and its coach, John Cabas.

Still Quaker Crazy  by David C. Hunger ($14.00)

Columbus Lost

Salem's star-crossed high school basketball season, 1959-1960. This second memoir (much shorter by design) picks up the Love Those Quakers craziness that carried over to the 1959–60 team, his senior year. The author’s aim is to shine a light on this star-crossed Quaker team that, in his mind, deserves special praise and recognition.

Both books have been autographed.