Welcome to the Salem Remembers Timeline 1500-1933!
We invite you to explore the heritage of Salem’s traditionally underrepresented
residents from a variety of historical perspectives. The Salem Remembers
Timeline provides a “texture of daily life” glimpse into the lives of people of Black,
Chinese, Irish, Japanese, Jewish and Mexican descent, those involved with the
Oregon School for the Blind and the Oregon School for the Deaf, and others.
While admittedly incomplete, the Salem Remembers Timeline complements the
work of other local cultural – heritage non-profits working to provide Salem
residents and visitors with a more complete picture of the capital city’s past.
Efforts are underway to continue adding to this timeline, and bring it up to the
present, by adding more histories of Salem’s underrepresented residents.
Please share in the efforts to document Salem’s traditionally underrepresented
residents by sending historical information to connect@BushHouseMuseum.org
or Bush House Museum, 600 Mission Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302.
The Salem Remembers project would not have been possible without project
funding, in part, by the Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department. Bush House Museum staff and student interns
contributing the Salem Remember Timeline, include: Lauren Burchinal, Robin
Cunningham, Diane Huddleston, Anna Jones, Chloe Lawton, Katherine Locker and
Ross Sutherland, with assistance from the Salem Art Association.