Please join our History Hunt!

This summer is a great time to get out and explore the history of Southwest Virginia. Sixteen museums are partnering to offer a scavenger hunt of historic proportions, and you are invited! Get more info, download the Map & Passport, head over to a participating  museum, and let the fun begin!

Per CDC and Virginia guidelines, masks are now optional in the Museum for those who have been fully vaccinated. Masks are still recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated. 

Salem Museum Speaker Series: Cultural Heritage and the Modern-Day “Monuments Men”
Thursday, July 8 at 7 pm at the Salem Museum<
In person reserved for members only;
Nonmembers are invited to join on Zoom: link is here…

Cultural heritage sites around the world are threatened by armed conflict and natural disaster. On July 8 at 7 pm, Dr. Hayden Bassett will describe the recent efforts of the Cultural Heritage Monitoring Lab and the modern day “Monuments Men,” and the emerging role of museums and other civilian research institutions in global cultural property protection. Salem Museum members who are fully vaccinated are welcome to attend in person. All others are invited to watch the program via Zoom.

Our programs and activities include:

∼  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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