March ~ April ~ May 2006
Salem Historical Quarterly lists exhibits and events at twenty local historical sites in Oregon's capital city during a current three month period. We invite vistors to our Convention Center, as well as Salem citizens, to use this website to acquaint themselves with our local historical sites just a few steps away from this newest local attraction.
Except for the Polk County locations in West Salem, across the Willamette, these are all located in or near the center of our city and may be visited in any order . Notice the times when various sites are open and that a few may be visited only by appointment. There are admission charges for tours of museums.
While planning your visit, www.salemhistory.net and www.travelsalem.com will give you information about our city, past and present. When you arrive in Salem, follow the Visitor Information signs to Mission Mill Museum where you will find the Salem Visitors Center. Pick up the current "Salem Area Visitors Guide" and the free brochures including "Salem's Cultural Heritage".
Use this information source to learn about current exhibits and activities in Salem. Every visit, including fresh looks at places you have been before, can bring new experiences. Volunteering and contributing in other ways can also enrich your life as you make new friends, learn new skills and improve existing talents.
The railway bridge, crossing the Willamette River at Union Street, is a symbol of our commitment to closing the gap between and preserving the past and celebrating life in Salem today. Use the page dedicated to this bridge to learn about the current restoration project.
Of current interest are restorations of several buildings in our Downtown Historic District as described on that site page.
Use our Map as a guide for visiting Salem's historic sites.
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