Historical Old Salem
Historical Old Salem is the original building of Salem Lutheran Church at 701 Ingleside Avenue, Catonsville, MD. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historical Old Salem News
Historical Old Salem is looking for new members of its Board of Directors
Historical Old Salem
Annual Members and
Friends Meeting and Open House
Sunday, September 20, 2 PM at Old Salem
Baltimore's Historic Houses of Worship by Lois Zanow and Sally Johnston
Historical Old Salem's Fall Bus Trip will be Tuesday-Wednesday, October 20-21 . We'll leave the Southwest Park & Ride at 7:30 a.m Tuesday. Meet the tradespeople, shopkeepers, political figures, women, and the enslaved that call Williamsburg home. Learn of their hopes, struggles, and fears in these uncertain times. As you explore the challenges of daily life set against the backdrop of revolution, get caught up in the historic moments taking place around you. Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas at Jamestown where a successful English colonization of North America began. Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony. Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War at Yorktown. In the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence. Contact Sharon at 410-744-8724 (evenings) by April 2nd for more information or to reserve your spot.
A Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery book recording burials up 2011. The cemetery was established in 1849 and contains many founding members of the church as well as their descendants. Prominent surnames are BASSLER, BAUMAN, BLOMEIER, DIETZ, DILL, EGE, FREUND, GOHR, KIMMELSHUE, KIRN, KRONER, LAUMAN, LEIMBACH, MAISEL, PIEL, REICH, RODGERS, RUFF, SCHAUB, UEBEL, WALTER, WESSLING and ZELTMAN as well as many others. Some of these same families moved westward and went on to be founding members of Lutheran Churches in Howard Co., MD
The book is on sale with any proceeds to benefit Historic Old Salem, Inc. The cost of the books is $20 and postage/packaging is $3.50. Checks should be made payable to Historical Old Salem, Inc. c/o Michele Miller, 6207 Beechwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21239. Please remember to include your full name and address for mailing. Please call Michelle at 410-377-4169 or Sharon at 410-744-8724 for more information.
Historical Old Salem, Inc.
Historical Old Salem Formation
In 1976, a group of interested Catonsville people organized Historical Old Salem, Inc., the purpose of which was to restore and preserve Old Salem Church and site. Through a 99-year lease the organization accepted the responsibility for the care and custody of the building and grounds.
Fortified with a substantial grant for the Maryland Historical Trust, annual membership contributions, memorials and subsequent grants, the restoration got under way. The work is continuing as funds become available.
Because the up-keep and restoration of Old Salem and the cemetery is on-going, the Old Salem Trust Fund was established in 1989. "to provide and assure a financial means to continue the restoration and preservation of the Old Salem Church and adjoining cemetery grounds into the future."