The Salem Museum is now open!
Masks (over nose and mouth) and social distancing are required. 

Upcoming closings:

  • Thursday, November 26–closed for Thanksgiving
  • December 24-28–closed for Christmas
  • December 31 – January 4–closed for New Years

Appreciating the Art of Walter Biggs: a Conversation with Eric Fitzpatrick.  Watch the video.

Our other programs and activities include
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 the annual Ghost Walk
∼  Monthly speaker series, with fascinating programs on local history
∼  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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