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For Zoom Meetings: Please remember to mute yourself when you join our Zoom meetings.  We will be recording our session, so please turn off your video if you don’t want to be recorded. Your best view will be Speaker View, not Gallery View. Put questions in the chat and our speaker will answer them after the talk.

Did you miss our talk?
The 200 Year History of the Preston Place,
The Oldest Existing Home in Salem, VA

The Preston Place is believed to be the oldest existing home in Salem, Virginia, with two centuries of stories to tell. Alex Burke, the Salem Museum’s assistant director, relates the history of the home and the families who have lived there, as well as the Salem Historical Society’s restoration efforts.

We offer…

∼  Monthly speaker series, with fascinating programs on local history
History All Around Us: Video Tours of Salem’s historic places, people, and objects, including the “White Glove Wednesday” and “About Town” video series
∼  Exhibits on regional history drawn from our extensive collections
∼  Events and activities including our annual Ghost Walk
∼  Research Library with assistance available
∼  School tours offered for all grade levels
∼  Internships and volunteer opportunities
∼  Historic rental space with modern amenities.

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.

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