2022 Conference – Friday Salem Academy and College 250th Anniversary Tour

October 28, 2022


Join Alumna Gwynne Taylor for a walking tour through 250 years of history, development and preservation of this historic women’s school. Start at one of the earliest buildings in the nation dedicated to the education of women, the 1785 Single Sisters House. Learn about the history and renovation of this landmark building and its historic place in women’s education in the United States. From here you’ll walk along Salem Square while learning about the school’s history, including a stop at the 1854 Main Hall, a building with ties to architect Alexander Jackson Davis. The tour will end at the 1964 Elberson Fine Arts Center to view a photographic timeline celebrating Salem’s 250th anniversary. Note that the Single Sisters House and the Fine Arts Center are ADA accessible, but Main Hall is not. The tour will include about 1/2 mile of walking, partially on uneven brick walkways.

This tour is limited to 15 people maximum.