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For Your Information
December Monthly Meeting
Our next monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7:00pm.
We reached to the back rows of the Salem Quaker City Band and have a few choice low brass players who are willing and excited to share some musical Christmas spirit with you. In return, they may ask for your help in accompanying them on some carols with your beautiful singing voices. So come prepared.
There will also be an Installation Ceremony conducted by Mickey Weaver for the Officers and Trustees for 2014. For refreshments, we are asking each attendee to bring a tray of your favorite Christmas cookies to share.
As always, 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. Free parking is available in the city municipal parking lot on South Lundy. Our greeter is Jerry Laska. Contact the Museum, 330-337-8514, for further information.
Kennedy Limo "Bubble Top" Made in Salem
A Salem Plastics, Inc. product could have altered history in Dallas 50 years ago, but now the presidential limousine bubble top remains a big "what if" from the day JFK died. Although the bubble top was not bullet proof, it is a piece of Salem history that could have possibly saved the President by deflecting a bullet or acting as a deterrent for the assassin.
Noted Salem historian, Dale Shaffer wrote about "Salem's JFK Bubble Top" in his book "Salem - A Quaker City History." This book is available in the museum and in our gift shop.
Salem's other connection to Kennedy was his historic visit to Reilly Stadium in 1960 while he was campaigning for the presidency. A recording of the festivities made by Roger Luscombe of WSOM is available for purchase at our gift shop at the Dale Shaffer Research Library.
The gift shop and the library are open from 9 to noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Visitors wanting to do research can also call 330-337-8514 to make arrangements for a visit.
The City of Salem, Ohio
Salem, Ohio was founded by Zadok Street and John Straughan (Strawn) on April 30,
1806. The word "Salem" means 'peace' and comes from the term 'Jerusalem'. Many
of the early townspeople were Quakers. Salem was the site of the Western
Headquarters for the Anti-Slavery Association, which published THE ANTI-SLAVERY
BUGLE. In 1850, Ohio's first Women's Rights Convention was held in Salem, the
second such convention in the United States.
The Salem Historical Society was formed in 1947, with Roy W. Harris as
president. Single annual dues are $20.00, Family annual dues are $40.00. A Life
Membership is $1000.00 per person. Membership includes a subscription to the "SALEM HISTORICAL BUGLE " newsletter.
Meetings are at 7:00 on the second Tuesday of each month at the Museum.
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