New Winston Museum Salon Series – January 23, 2014

Panel Discussion: “A Community within a Community”

In partnership with the Society for the Study of Afro-American History (SSAAH), on Thursday January 23rd, New Winston Museum kicked off the 2014 Salon Series calendar with a discussion on Winston-Salem’s African American community prior to integration. Discussion panelists include: Dr. English Bradshaw; local artist Jerry Hanes; and Mrs. Linda Dark. Dr. Rosemary Millar, professor of African American Literature at UNCSA, moderates this discussion aimed at recognizing and exploring this community within a community.


New Winston Museum Salon Series – February 27, 2014

Panel Discussion: The Local Arts Institution in 2014


Allison Perkins of Reynolda House, Mark Leach of SECCA, and Corey Madden of UNCSA’s Kenan Institute discuss the current and future roles of local art institutions.


New Winston Museum Salon Series – March 27, 2014

Breaking Down Barriers: Stories of Pioneering Women in the U.S. Military

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating by hosting two speakers, Ann Zuhr and Linday Bray, who will share personal stories of pioneering women in the military. As a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program during World War II, Margery Moore Holben was one of the first women in United States history to fly military aircraft. Ann Zuhr, Margery’s daughter, will present her mother’s story of service and the struggle to gain recognition for the all but forgotten women of the WASP program. Linda Bray will share her own story as the first female to lead US troops in combat during the invasion of Panama in 1989. Bray will speak about her military experience and the sacrifices she made as a result of the immediate and at times unfair attention she received after the Panama operation.

New Winston Museum Salon Series – April 24, 2014

Leonard Clein, Richard Miller, & Jason Thiel: “Front and Center” – The Jewish influence on the development of Winston-Salem’s Downtown business district

For over a century, this city has housed an active and influential Jewish community. During the economic boom of the late 19th Century, the first Jewish merchants began flocking to Winston-Salem and for generations, they would witness and guide the development of Winston-Salem’s downtown business district. Local residents Richard Miller and Leonard Clein, whose families played a significant role in this process, discuss the evolution and impact of the Jewish business community on Winston-Salem. Jason Thiel, executive director of the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership will moderates this lively and informative discussion.

New Winston Museum Salon Series – May 22, 2014

Lynette Matthews-Murphy & John Bryan: “Restoration Drama”

Recognizing Historic Preservation Month, local business owners, Lynette Matthews Murphy of Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen and Bar and John Bryan of West End Mill Works, discuss the labor of love that goes into restoring dilapidated buildings into thriving businesses.  Part of National Historic Preservation Month events.


New Winston Museum Salon Series – Thursday, June 26, 2014

“The Curator’s Dilemma(s)”

A behind-the-scenes glimpse at the curatorial process as Historians J. Eric Elliott, former resident of Winston-Salem and curator of exhibitions at the Spring House Restaurant and The Historic Brookstown Inn, and Chris Jordan, Director of Education and Programming at New Winston Museum, discuss the role of the curator in developing historical exhibitions. As New Winston Museum’s The War at Home exhibit nears the end of its run, we feel this is the perfect opportunity to engage the public and make visible many of the considerations, challenges, and decisions that are usually so carefully concealed in public exhibitions. From research to materials, and from political correctness to historical integrity, countless considerations both big and small must be addressed in any project.

New Winston Museum Salon Series – Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Yadkin Riverkeeper

Ken Lupton, Program Manager of Operation Medicine Cabinet at the Yadkin Riverkeeper, joins us to discuss the history of and how we can create a sustainable future for one of our most treasured local natural resources, the Yadkin River.

New Winston Museum Salon Series – Thursday, August 28, 2014

Author Charlie Lovett

A moderated discussion with Charlie Lovett, author of the New York Times Bestseller, “The Bookman’s Tale.” Charlie shares insights into his career as a writer and the influence of the people and places of Winston-Salem in his life’s work. Charlie also gives a brief look into the world of Jane Austen and his upcoming novel, “First Impressions.”

New Winston Museum Salon Series – Thursday, October 23, 2014

Living Out Loud in Winston-Salem

In honor of National LGBTQ History Month, the NWM October Salon Series features a panel discussion with several outstanding advocates to explore the past accomplishments, joys and challenges facing the LGBTQ community in Winston-Salem. Panel participants include Teri Hairston, Gary Trowbridge and Frank Benedetti, Brent Morin and Li Hooper.


New Winston Museum Salon Series – Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meharry Medical College and the Impact on the African-American Community in Winston-Salem

This special panel discussion was hosted by NWM’s collaborative partners, the Society for the Study of Afro-American History. Founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, Meharry Medical College was the first medical school in the South for African Americans. Many graduates of Meharry began their professional careers at the Kate B. Reynolds Memorial Hospital for African Americans (which became the third largest hospital for African Americans in the United States in 1941) and later opened their own private medical practices. The panel discussion includes doctors and nurses who graduated from Meharry Medical College.