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Hometown Treasure: 25 Years of the Salem Museum

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The Salem Museum is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a new hands-on exhibit that takes a look back at buildings that the Historical Society has saved, signature special events and activities, and some of the artifacts the Museum has collected over the years. These rarely-displayed objects include a five-foot tall Valleydale Pig mascot, an antique embalming table from Oakey’s, and military uniforms from WWI. Some of these artifacts can be touched, but guests are asked to please be gentle! For those who are curious about museum operations, the exhibit also explains some of the behind-the-scenes procedures that go into curating, preserving, and storing objects, and how information about them is recorded and is able to be searched. This exhibit is made possible through the support of the Museum’s members, volunteers and donors. The lead exhibit designer is Alex Burke, the Museum’s Assistant Director. Special thanks to Sherwood Memorial Park for its generous sponsorship. Admission is free.

Hometown Treasure: 25 Years of the Salem Museum
  • 801 East Main Street
  • Salem, VA 24153
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  • Salem Museum & Historical Society
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