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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.
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
Salem Historical Society is privileged to have interns show up on our doorstep from time to time to gain hands-on experience and accumulate hours as credit for their studies. This summer, one of our interns, Niki Slaven, a history major at Kent State University, has delved into researching pictures from The S.H. Mullins Co of Salem...
Mark Holland and Tom Haas of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum paid us a visit May 28 for a collaboration session. We shared experiences and museum practices......
Posted 5/13/2014 - includes an excerpt from"More of the Salem Story" by Dale E. Shaffer, 1992"
A picture was recently scanned into our archives that reminded us just how rich a history we have here in Salem, Ohio. The picture in this blog shows Booker T. Washington arriving at the home of Louis N. Brush for a Salem News Luncheon June 22, 1906, before he spoke under a large tent on the front lawn of the Columbia Street School.
Also included is an excerpt from Dale Shaffer that includes the letter of thanks from Booker T. Washington......
Last week we uncovered a original letter in the author's beautiful calligraphy handwriting on tablet paper. There is no date and no name other than "Dixie" in the title. But this letter, which is really a poem, seems to be written sometime after the civil war when segregation was still strong. It is heart-warming and gives an insight into the minds of the Negroes in the south........