801 East Main Street
Salem, Virginia 24153
(540)389-6760 info@salemmuseum.org



Mark your Calendars!

We’ve got some great happenings coming up! Don’t miss a single one!

Upcoming Events at the Salem Museum!

· February 17: SHS Program, 7:00. Peter Lewis of Apple Ridge Farm will share the history and vision of this great local organization.

· March 4th: Opening of mARTch Madness exhibit by Salem High School art students.

· March 17:  SHS Program, 7:00. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by exploring the history of the Scots-Irish Pioneers who settled the Virginia Frontier.

· April 7: Your Salem Museum is honored to have been chosen as the venue for a workshop of the Virginia Association of Museums. Museum professionals and volunteers from across the commonwealth will join us to learn about environmental controls for museums—an important topic for institutions which house our public treasures!

· April 14:  Opening of Glenvar High School’s Student Art Exhibit.

· April 21:  SHS Program, 7:00. Join researcher John Whitfield to learn about “The Lost Legacy of Larkin Burwell.” John has extensively researched to uncover the story of a runaway slave who fled captivity in Botetourt to join the Union army and fight for the freedom of his people. Larkin Burwell spent his last years in Salem fighting to have his service recognized by the government, and lies mere yards behind the museum in East Hill Cemetery North. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about this fascinating, forgotten piece of history!

· April 29: Opening of Salem High School Spring Art Exhibition.

· May 17: our third annual Block Party Concert on our Veteran’s Plaza. Details TBA!

· May 19: SHS Program, 7:00. local historian Nelson Harris on his new book covering local aviation history.


Monthly Events: Salem Museum speaker series is typically the third Monday evenings of each month, though the schedule may change from time to time. We meet at the museum at 7 pm to hear from informative speakers who cover a range of topics relevant to local history.