Welcome to the Salem Museum & Historical Society
Two Great May
at the Salem Museum!
It’s a busy springtime at the Salem Museum! Two great May events are
scheduled on back-to-back weekends to make the month special!
for Mother’s Day May 11
Mom deserves the best, doesn’t she? An afternoon of refined elegance
in one of Salem most attractive locations? Good food, good company, airy
music and the beauty of a Virginia spring? Then she deserves to be treated
to the Salem Museum’s Springtime Tea on May 11th.
Last December, the Salem Museum hosted a Yuletide tea party to ring
in the season. The response was so enthusiastic that several attendees asked
for a similar event for Mother’s Day. And so a committee of volunteers
embraced the idea and the first ever Salem Museum Springtime Tea was born.
On May 11 guests will be welcomed to the Museum’s lovely community
room overlooking Longwood Park to enjoy a splendid repast and the elegant
atmosphere of one of the Valley’s most charming cultural centers. With or
without your mother (all are welcome, after all) you’ll find this a
The menu for the Springtime Tea includes spiced tea and black tea;
ham biscuits; sandwiches of pimiento cheese, cucumber, chicken salad, and
smoked salmon spread; and mini cupcakes, truffles, and almond milk chocolate
crème to satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth.
The cost for the Tea is $10 per person. Seating is limited, so
reservations are strongly urged. Contact the Salem Museum at 540-389-6760
for more info or to make a reservation, or email
Blues May 18
The music will be blue, the grass will be green, and the food will be
delicious at the Salem Museum’s second fundraising concert on May 18. “Block
Party Blues” will feature the impressive the talents of the Fat Daddy Band
and The Spin-Outs, with proceeds supporting the ongoing building program of
The concert will be held on May 18 from 5 to 9 behind the museum,
adjacent to the lovely Longwood Park. The Museum’s Veteran’s Plaza will
serve as the venue, and eager blues fans can spread out blankets or bring
lawn chairs to enjoy the music.
Tickets to the concert are only $5 per person, but hungry fans can
get a ticket for $12 which will include dinner. Listening to music outdoors
and enjoying a picnic dinner-- what better way is there to conclude a hard
Tickets for “Block Party Blues” can be purchased in advance at the
Salem Museum or at the gate the night of the event.
hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 to 4:00, and Saturday 12:00 to
5:00. The Museum is closed on the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and typically some of the days between
Christmas and New Year’s.
Welcome to the website of the Salem Museum and Historical Society! We hope
you will find it a valuable resource not only for information about our
Museum, but also about the rich history of Salem and the Roanoke Valley of
If you have ever been curious about what was here before us,
we've got some of the answers--spend some time exploring our local past!
Since 1970, the Salem Historical Society has been dedicated to the mission
of “preserving the past, informing the future.” Located since 1992 in the
Williams-Brown House (built 1845), and since 2010 in our state-of-the-art,
environmentally sensitive addition, the Salem Museum is a vital part of our
community. Enjoy your visit to our website and come back often--but we'd
also love to welcome you in person at our Museum!