Salem held its 125th “Salem Old Settlers Reunion” in August, 2008. This annual event is the tie that binds the community historically. Many patrons visit the new library to review old records, previously ill-kept and difficult to access. While not yet in existence, planners look long-term to the prospect that Henry County will have a county-wide historical center. When completing the library long-range “Planning for the Future, March 2007”, citizens balanced interest in a genealogy component with partnering county-wide in the future. Accordingly, the genealogy study area will be modest, but with proper preservation and access.