Welcome To The Historic Salem Courthouse

Al Fresco Tickets Now Available

Al Fresco 2016

Al Fresco 2016 is fast approaching and we expect a huge turnout this year again. We have made it easier for you to get your tickets right here on our website with paypal. Click the “Buy Ticket” button and place your order. See you at Al Fresco 2016.
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Take a tour of the Historic Salem Courthouse

Please take a few moments to take a virtual tour of this stately old historic building.  This video was produced and narrated by Tom McMorris of McMorris Photo (mcmorrisphoto.com) here in Salem.  It provides some great footage of the building including the jail which is not regularly open to the public. It also provides some interesting history as well. Enjoy!

Recent Restorations To The Courthouse

The current round of restoration has been completed, and we are very pleased with the results.  While the end result may not be as visible as past efforts, it is none the less very important to the overall restoration strategy in which we are endeavoring to “seal the envelope” of the Courthouse.  With this important step in place, we are ready for the next step in the process. Since you were unable to climb to the roof with us, these photos will give you an idea of just what was accomplished!
NEW RESTORATION PROJECTS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2016: In keeping with our mission to restore the Historic Salem Courthouse, 2 new projects have been planned for the summer. David Lawlor of Lawlor Carpentry and Matt Chinian have been contracted to restore the windows in the courtroom. Two windows will be removed and restored this summer.  In addition, plans are underway to paint the Youth Barn to match the Courthouse. Restoration funds have been provided to cover the cost of these projects.  The cost per window is $2,000 – anyone wishing to restore a window in memory of a loved one should contact the Courthouse at 518-854-7053. A memorial marker to honor this donation will be placed on the sill. 
SAVE DISPATCHER NEEDED: The Salem Area Van Endeavor (SAVE) is seeking a kind volunteer to assist as the dispatcher for our van.  You would be responsible for contacting the riders on Monday (for Tuesday’s run) and Wednesday (for Thursday’s run) and then notifying the drivers. If you are able to assist, please call the office at 518-854-7053 and thank you!!

Exciting New Events at the Courthouse

Scroll all the way down to see what's planned - there are many enjoyable events for the coming weeks!

Coming soon to our Great Hall…. Local Devotion

The beautiful paintings of Leslie Peck

Leslie’s artwork will be featured during Al Fresco and will

remain on display through August 5.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23 at 5 pm


2016 Al Fresco Dinner

Come celebrate all the good Salem has to offer:

Date: Saturday, July 30

Time: 5 pm

Tickets: Still $60 each

Tickets are now on sale!!!

Please mark your calendar and join us!!

(For details including photos from past events, please click on the Al Fresco tab on the left side of this home page.)

AARP Driver Safety Course Learn defensive driving techniques and earn a 10% savings on your car insurance When: Thursday, June 30 Time:  8:30 am Place: Courthouse Community Center Cost: $20 for AARP members – $25 non-members Space is limited, so please call 518-854-7053 to register.
Calling all Salem History Buffs

The Courthouse has an amazing new timeline depicting the history of Salem from 1760 to now. As a Lakes To Locks Heritage Center, the timeline is on permanent display in our Great Hall. Please feel free to visit whenever you are close by. 

Lunch, Learn & Play

Our amazing enrichment program will start before you know it:

Dates: Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, August 12

Time: 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Who: Children who will be entering K through 6th in September

Applications have been sent home with Salem students at the school.

Additional applications are available at the Courthouse.

Questions: Call 518-854-7053

Visit the Shoppe Off Broadway for lovely spring clothing and much more. June Bag Sale: Wednesday, June 29 from 1 to 6 pm Thursday – Saturday, June 30 through July 2  from 10 am to 1 pm  Shoes and handbags will no longer be included in the monthly bag sales – clothing for all family members only!

The real treasures found at the Shoppe!!



The Shoppe is celebrating its 12th anniversary and has given back to the community $164,000 in those 12 years!



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