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March 2019

February 2019

Mrs. A.L. Stinson

2019-02-13T11:15:50-07:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: History Tidbits, People|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mystery photo remains unidentified, but still tells an interesting story of an early businesswoman in Salem:  Mrs. A.L. Stinson, also known as Sarah Watt [...]

Old Waconda

2019-05-02T15:08:27-07:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Community Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over a hundred years before the fictional country of Wakanda appeared on the scene in Marvel comics, Marion county was home to the small, [...]

January 2019

Electrifying Salem

2019-01-30T12:14:28-07:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: History Tidbits, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It started out as an easy question.  When was Salem first electrified?  In preparing for the museum’s upcoming exhibit – Yesterdayland: Innovations of the [...]

Finding New Music 100 Years Ago

2019-01-28T17:23:01-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Artifact Spotlight, History Tidbits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How do you find music to listen to?  I was recently reflecting on the way music access has changed in my own life in the [...]