The September program of the Salem Historical Society will commemorate the 100th anniversary of a vanished Salem landmark: Elizabeth College. The program is September 17th at 7 p.m. at the Salem Museum.
Begun in 1912 initially as Roanoke Women’s College, the women’s school changed its name in 1915 when it merged with a North Carolina institution. The campus was the former Logan farm Sherwood, a site that later housed the Lutheran Orphanage and is today used by Roanoke College. Elizabeth College closed after a disastrous fire destroyed the main building in 1922.
Roanoke College archivist Linda Miller and Salem Museum Director John Long will be the featured speakers. Various memorabilia of Elizabeth College will be on display. This program is free and open to the public; donations are accepted. Call 389-6760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Salem Museum is located at 801 East Main St. in Salem, and is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. No admission is charged for the Museum galleries.
Submitted by Salem Museum.