• Starry Night Paint Nite Postponed!

    May 04, 2016
    Watch for a new date for our paint-and-sip night that had been scheduled for May 4. But, save the thought for a gathering: 6:30-8:30 at the History Museum in Center in the Square.

  • Appalachian Exhibit a Success; thanks Flying Mouse Brewery

    Feb 18, 2016
    "Keepers of the Tradition," a window into Appalachian lifestyle and culture, opened Feb. 12 with a reception that featured Flying Mouse Brewery of Troutville as a sponsor. The exhibit runs through May 15. The exhibit highlights the collaborative efforts of artist Leslie Roberts Gregg and author Michael Abraham, who have collected traditions and observed ways of life passed down through generations. A video... more>>

  • Thank you to our sponsors!

    Jan 05, 2016
    Fantasyland was a great success in 2015 because of the support of sponsors Howell's Motor Freight, BNC-Bank of North Carolina and Tidy Services. Thanks also for promotion in window of Grand Home Furnishings, Valley View. Watch for Fantasyland 2016 to be an even bigger event. The museum welcomes sponsorships and donations and appreciates all who supported us in 2015.

  • Appalachian History Talk Video

    Sep 25, 2015
    View a recording of talk by Peter Givens, retired interpretive specialist on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Givens, who teaches Appalachian history at Virginia Western Community College, discussed the history of Appalachia Sept. 23 in a lecture sponsored by the Historical Society of Western Virginia.


  • New! – D-Day Memorial & Veterans Stories

    7:00pm - May 24, 2016
    John Long, education director at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, will talk about World War II veterans' stories Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. Long was executive director of the Salem Museum and Historical Society from 1992 to 2015.