Our Salem Stroll starts at noon with a guided walking tour of Salem’s National Register-listed square. At 1 p.m., head to the John Hay Center for a tour of the campus that includes the 1830s birthplace of John Milton Hay, personal secretary to President Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Secretary of State under presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, as well as a pioneer village of log structures and the Stevens Memorial Museum.
We’ll serve refreshments and present our southern Indiana preservation awards at the museum at 1:45 p.m.
At 2:15 p.m., we hope everyone will join us on the lawn of the 1888 Washington County Courthouse for a group photo to submit to the National Trust’s “This Place Matters” campaign.
From 2:30 to 5 p.m., two private homes will be open for our guests: Raymond and Tina Lee’s Second-Empire style home built in 1886 and Tom Johnson and Lisa Thompson’s c.1850 home.