Events & Activities

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clay st beforeSalem Museum Speaker Series:
Restoring Salem’s Oldest Tiny House
Monday, January 15 at 7pm
A long-dilapidated structure on the corner of Thompson Memorial Blvd and Clay Street in Salem is seeing new life through the efforts of Roanoke College. Locally known as the “Clay Street House,” the two-room home built in the mid-1800s IMG_3146has been transformed and will provide learning experiences for students. Dr. Whitney Leeson, Professor of History and Anthropology at Roanoke College, will describe the tiny home’s history, its restoration, and the College’s plans for its future. Inclement weather date: January 22.

Deadline to Order Brick Pavers for Engraving for Spring
Friday, April 20, 2018
Engraved brick pavers create a lasting legacy. Add your name, or the name of someone special to you in our Main Walkway or Veterans’ Plaza. Each engraved brick paver is $150, which includes the cost of the paver, the engraving, and a donation to the Salem Museum & Historical Society. Your gift ensures that both your legacy—and our community’s rich history—are preserved for future generations. Download a form to place your order.