For Lifelong Learners

Group Visits

Admission is free for all self-guided visitors, including self-guided groups. Hour-long guided tours with our educator are $10 per adult (age 15+) and $5 per child. Guided tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability.

Speakers Bureau

Are you looking for a speaker for your organization’s meeting or event? We would love to make a presentation to your group about a topic of local history. Presentations can be given in person or over Zoom. Available topics include:

• From a Swimming Lake to a Shooting Star: The Evolution of Lakeside Amusement Park
• Ways of Life Preserved: A History of the Catawba Valley
• Through Students’ Eyes: A Snapshot History of Roanoke College
• From Store and House to Museum: The History of the Williams-Brown House and the Salem Museum
• Inexhaustible Amusement:” The Phonograph and Our Modern Entertainment

Service fees will apply for custom programs on other topics.

Other Opportunities for Lifelong Learners

Salem Museum Speaker Series: The Museum offers fascinating topics of local interest in our Speaker Series. Talks take place in-person and/or on Zoom every second Thursday of the month at 7 pm and are open to the public. Talks that are offered via Zoom are often recorded. Past talks can be watched here.

Visits by Video: Enjoy our local history videos! Our homegrown collection of 3-5 minute videos feature local places of historical interest and curious items from our permanent collection. Find links to all 50 videos produced by Alex Burke, Assistant Director.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Program or Visit

To schedule a presentation or visit for your group, please email Garrett Channell, Director of Archives and Education or call 540-389-6760. Please include the name of your group or organization, preferred dates (note: the Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays), and the type of program/topic you are interested in. We look forward to working with you!