Mission & Vision


We will enrich the quality of life in Salem and the surrounding area by honoring our history, by fostering creative activities in the present, and by preparing our youth for the future. At the historic Courthouse, all people, young and old, can grow together, through learning and artistic expression while contributing to our community and the world at large.


As a hub of community spirit, the Salem Courthouse is committed to the five pillars of a strong organization. We value cooperation, collaboration, diversity, creativity, and our place in history.


The Salem Courthouse Community Center is dedicated to providing a venue for artistic endeavors, for craft making, and for unique educational experiences that help our young people to meet their full potential. Looking at the present as a steppingstone to the future, we give individuals a chance to enjoy and to serve the community, and we celebrate our past by restoring our historic building.