Salem Museum celebrates 25th anniversary

Special exhibit set up honoring the city's history

SALEM – Celebrating a quarter of a century, the Salem Museum has a special exhibit set up in honor of its 25th anniversary.
June 25 marked the milestone, and in honor of the anniversary the exhibit features not only artifacts from Salem, but includes artifacts from the Salem Historical Society which founded the museum in the 1970s when it was known as “Save Old Salem."

The exhibit in the downstairs portion of the museum features uniforms worn by re-enactors to showcase the colonial period as well as relics from the civil war and even the mascot of the former Valleydale plant.

Inside there are interactive exhibits for kids like typewriters and rotary phones, which are items today's youth probably haven't seen.
With the milestone the museum is also celebrating exceeding last year’s total attendance, which the museums assistant director, Alex Burke, said includes people from 35 states and eight different countries.

"It's important for Salemites to come and see this so they can know where we have been, and understand where we are going,” Burke said. ”We need to educate the public and demonstrate how important these historic buildings and objects are to the local community."

The exhibit will remain open through next June.

For more on the museum visit their website.


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