CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MAIN GALLERY EXHIBIT
Glenvar High School Student Art Show
Through May 23
Glenvar High School art students return with their annual show. Come see 2D and 3D works, and digital art by these talented students!
ARTISTIC VISION: WORKS BY DANIEL LANE GALLOPS
Through May 27 on the Second Floor
Daniel has a rare disease called Kearn-Sayer Syndrome that affects his vision, hearing and mobility. In spite of these challenges, he manages to create unique works of art. Through Daniel’s process, he creates works through sculpting, painting, drawing, graphic art, and photography. His works have been shown in various museums and venues, bringing joy to all who know Daniel’s story and appreciate his art.
GIFT SHOP SALE
Through May 31
For the month of May, get one dollar back for every $10 you spend in our Gift Shop! Everything is on sale, including our great selection of books, Salem memorabilia, children’s items, and ornaments. Don’t miss our ABC Shelf with items from Salem’s Attics, Basements and Closets that have been donated to the Gift Shop to benefit the Salem Museum & Historical Society. Discount applies only to sales at the Museum.
GROUND FLOOR GALLERY EXHIBIT: ONGOING
At Home Along the Great Road: Old Castle and Preston Place
Generously sponsored by Salem VA Credit Union
Salem was settled in the 1700s and, by the time of its incorporation as a town in 1802, was a busy stop along the Great Road from Virginia through Tennessee to Kentucky. Davy Crockett, Louis Philippe (a future king of France), and Andrew Jackson were known to have traveled the route and patronized Salem’s inns and taverns. Two homes along the road—Old Castle and Preston Place—are featured in this look at life in the 1800s. The exhibit is curated by Alex Burke, the Museum’s assistant director. Mr. Burke was assisted by Cort Clark, an intern from Roanoke College.
WHITE OAK TEA TAVERN IS OPEN AT PRESTON PLACE!
The White Oak Tea Tavern is a destination restaurant previously located in Troutville, Va., and well-known for its lunches, scones and bagels, gift shop and—most especially—its teas. The Tea Tavern is located in Salem at 1936 W. Main St. in Preston Place, the historic home owned and restored by the Salem Museum & Historical Society. Open Mondays–Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm. 540-387-3000.
About the Salem Museum & Historical Society
The Salem Museum & Historical Society is an independent nonprofit organization preserving and celebrating the history of Salem, Virginia, founded in 1802, and the surrounding areas.