Salem Preservation

To preserve architecturally and historically significant sites, objects and landscapes in the Salem area, and to promote educational, artistic and cultural activities that will increase community awareness of the importance of the preservation of Salem's heritage. Read more.


We have long term projects like the First Ladies presentations, Paint the Town/Operation Paintbrush, Reilly Wall, and Murals of Salem. We also do small and large projects that have a defined time period like Preservation Month in May, advocacy and research. Read more.


Salem Preservation has a small line of books, pamphlets, and CDs available for purchase. Walking and driving tours are our most popular items. At times we may also have commemorative and limited edition gifts for sale. Read more.


Local preservation events include Membership Meetings and Programs on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm, tours, lectures, social activities, and fundraisers. We'd love to have you join us. Read more.

Site Recognition

Historic buildings that are 50 years and older are eligible for several types of recognition: OHI (Ohio Historic Inventory), Century House, and National Register of Historic Places. Find out how to nominate or research a site. Read more.