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WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT!

Did you miss our Speaker Series/ Virtual Field Trip:
Roanoke Island: What’s Lost, What’s Found
CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

Roanoke Island, on the North Carolina coast, has been the dramatic setting for more than  four centuries of history, including the site of the well-known “Lost Colony” of 1587. As visitors sometimes confuse the Roanoke Valley of Virginia with Roanoke Island, the Salem Museum sponsored a virtual talk and field trip to Roanoke Island to learn the story of that very different Roanoke.

Click here for upcoming talks and activities…

Masks (over nose and mouth) and social distancing are STILL required. 

Our 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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