Historic Salem actively works to collect and make accessible the history of Salem's structures. Through our House History and Plaque program, which is over 50 years old, we have gathered information on houses all over Salem. This information can be helpful in tracing lineage, understanding neighborhood development trends, and feeding curiosity about beautiful and unique Salem houses. Although house history and plaques are paid for in their entirety by the purchaser, the work HSI does to make the house history database accessible as well as keep an inventory of all the plaques in Salem requires fundraising. If you find the House History & Plaque Program valuable, please consider donating to Historic Salem.