decorated silver teapot 1850sAt Home Along the Great Road: Old Castle and Preston Place
Generously sponsored by Salem VA Credit Union
Through March 25, 2017
Salem VA Logo blue w taglineSalem 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.

Saturday, April 1, at 9 am
The Salem Museum Landscaping Committee will sponsor its early-spring workday on Saturday, April 1, at 9 am. Bring your rake, broom, pruners, weeders or any other garden tool that you need to help clean up the landscaping around the entrance to the Museum, the Salem Garden Club’s Memorial Garden, and the Monarch Butterfly Waystation. (Rain cancels.) The Landscaping Committee was formed over a year ago to improve and maintain the Museum grounds. The landscaping has come a long way since then, and the Committee wants to continue the progress we have made.

Salem High School IB Student Art Show

April 1-26, 2017
Salem High School International Baccalaureate art students return with their annual show.

Norman and Jo Fintel: Change Agents Extraordinaire
Dr. Robert Benne, Roanoke College professor emeritus
April 17, at 7 pm
Norman FintelAs part of the Salem Museum Speaker Series, Dr. Robert Benne, Roanoke College professor emeritus, returns to conclude his series of talks on the presidents of Roanoke College with a look at Norman Fintel’s administration (1975-1989). In this lecture, Dr. Robert Benne will describe and interpret the transformative presidency of Norman Fintel (and his wife, Jo) that not only put Roanoke College on a path to regional and national prominence, but also helped it recover its “soul,” its traditional sense of identity and mission. Dr. Benne posits that the soul of the College has been its commitment to what he has called “Christian republicanism,” an intent to form young men and women in the religious and moral virtues needed to serve church and country.

Glenvar High School Student Art Show
May 2 – 24, 2017
Glenvar High School art students return with their annual show.

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The Salem Museum & Historical Society is an independent nonprofit organization preserving and celebrating the history of Salem, Virginia, founded 1802, and the surrounding areas.


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