Thank you to all who support Salem Church! We were blessed with a lovely day for this years' Salem Fest. A couple things are new on this website. If you hold your cursor over the HISTORY tab, you will see the line 'Salem, a Country Church video. This is the video produced in 1997 by Channel 10 PBS, narrated by Bill Holm. We are excited to have it available for all to see. Another new thing is on the tab 'CEMETERY INFO', you can click on Cemetery Records and get to an Excel spreadsheet of the West side burials in Salem Cemetery complete with birth and death dates. There is a search option on Excel to help you with your research. The East side is not available at this time, but will be completed soon.
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SALEM HISTORICAL CHURCH
On January 3, 1998, the name was officially changed to 'The Salem Historical Church & Cemetery Association, Inc'. The non-profit corporation has IRS 501(c)(3) status. Donations made to the Salem Church are tax deductible.
Salem Church is visible to all for miles around. This photo was taken from the top of the Wegner's silo just a mile to the north.
In 1997 after a 30 year absence, a Christmas program was held at Salem Church. Two new furnaces were installed and now an old-fashioned Christmas program can again be held each year. People bring gifts of food for the local food shelf and enjoy creating new traditions with their families.
Salem Church was closed to regular Sunday worship services in 1968. Many weddings are still held each year at the church and an occasional funeral.
The folks in this hot air ballon had a good view of Salem Church one fine September day.