Mission, Vision & Values


We manage the Courthouse Complex and operate fine and performing arts, crafts, and educational activities for persons of all ages. We give individuals a chance to enjoy, participate in, and serve the community. We celebrate our past by restoring and preserving the Old Washington County Courthouse at Salem.


We will enhance/enrich the quality of life in Salem and the surrounding area by honoring the past and fostering a nurturing and  stimulating environment.  At the Historic Courthouse, all people can grow, express themselves, learn and contribute to the community and the world at large.


As a visionary and realistic community based organization we value cooperation, collaboration, diversity, creativity, and  history.