Romanian heritage

Virginia “Vi” Oana Begalla recently visited the Salem Historical Society Museum to view the paintings of Rosemarie Sulea Cardoso and her brother, Richard Sulea in the “Romanian’s Rich Heritage” exhibit. Salem has a rich Romanian heritage beginning in 1898 when the first Romania-born citizens, Ioan Timar and Gheroghe Pavaloi, came as employees of the American Steel and Wire Company. One of the two was injured and returned to Romania to tell others of the fine opportunities in their new country. As a result of their “salesmanship,” many families came to make Salem their home. Begalla will be present from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the museum at 208 S. Broadway Ave. to greet those interested in learning or recalling the Romanian legacy to the Salem area. The gift shop has the book, “The Romanians of Salem, Ohio 1900-2000” which lists their history and legacy. For more information call 330-337-8514, leave a message and your call will be returned. (Submitted photo)