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. 

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!

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!!

Al Fresco volunteers are needed!

It takes 200 volunteers to make Al Fresco a reality each year.  Al Fresco is the major fundraiser for the Courthouse, and its importance may not be stressed enough.

It you have some time to assist with the event the week of July 25, please call Donna at 518-854-7053.

Thank you!!

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

Summer Martial Arts Program

Tai Chi / Chi Kung:
Tuesdays, July 12 –  August 30

11 am to noon
Thursdays, July 14 – September 1
7:30 to 8:30 pm
M:   $50/1 class per week $90/both
NM: $60/1 class per week $100/both

Kung Fu:
Adult Kung Fu (White Crane Style) – Ages 12 to adult
Tuesdays, July 12 – August 30  5:00 to 6:30 pm

Saturdays, July 16 – September 3  7:00 to 8:30 am
M: $100    NM:  $110

Children’s Tigers & Dragon – Ages 5 to 11
Saturdays, July 16 – September
3  8:30 to 9:30 am
M: $50      NM: $60

Now in 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.

Please stop by and experience this lovely collection of Leslie’s artwork!


Visit the Shoppe Off Broadway for lovely summer clothing and much more. July Bag Sale: Wednesday, July 27 from 1 to 6 pm Thursday – Saturday, July 28 through July30  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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