In addition to our other programs, New Winston Museum presents an ongoing Salon Series featuring a broad range of local historians, artists, writers, musicians, crafts-folk and other specialists. Speakers discuss aspects of their work and their process to find interpersonal connections with their work and the broader community. Light refreshments are provided, and guests are welcome to bring brown bag lunches or dinners to the presentations. Unless otherwise noted, NWM programs are free of charge. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
Segregating Neighborhoods in the Camel City
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
At Bookmarks, 634 W. 4th St., #110,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Join us for a public talk with Dr. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant about her new book Threatening Property: Race, Class, and Campaigns to Legislate Jim Crow Neighborhoods.
How did post-Reconstruction residential segregation by race proceed through legislative tactics? Did all white residents of Winston-Salem see neighborhood segregation as serving their best interests? This lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant, Assistant Professor of History at UMass Lowell and author of the new book, will dig into these questions and more. A central focus of the book is the city of Winston-Salem, which Dr. Herbin-Triant researched extensively.
David Ford, Reporter and Producer at 88.5 WFDD, will also appear at the event. Ford will speak about some of the historical contributors to the segregation of once-thriving African American neighborhoods in Winston-Salem, including planning decisions and the practice of redlining. He’ll also share how eviction rates, property devaluation, and transportation restrictions continue to isolate communities and reduce residents’ opportunities for upward mobility. There will be time for questions and discussion with Herbin-Triant and Ford after the talk. The book will be for sale, and a book signing will follow the event.
Co-sponsored by: New Winston Museum, WFU Department of History, Spatial Justice Studio at the Center for Design Innovation, WFU School of Law, and Reynolda.
Join us on April 13 at 4:00 outside the Moravian Archives at the Archie K. Davis Center for this workshop to learn how to safely and effectively clean gravestones. Michele Williams, Ph.D., Visitor Services Manager for the Town of Bethania will lead this event. Please RSVP for this free, hands-on program so that we are able to provide adequate supplies. RSVP to Nicole at the Moravian Archives: firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain Date April 15, 4:00.
Historic Cemeteries Trolley Tour
Saturday, May 11: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Pickup Location: Moravian Archives/Salem College Fine Arts Center Shared Parking Lot, 500 E. Salem Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27101
New Winston Museum is hosting a Historic Cemeteries Trolley Tour as part of National Historic Preservation Month. This tour is presented in partnership with the Moravian Archives, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission, the Winston-Salem African American Archive, and Preservation Forsyth.
Cemeteries to be visited on the trolley tour:
Mt. Sinai Jewish Cemetery
Jewish Cemetery established ca. 1920, owned by Temple Emanuel of Winston-Salem. Rabbi Mark Cohn will meet the group at this location to provide a guided tour of Mt. Sinai.
Founded ca. 1816, including multiple graves thought to belong to enslaved people. This cemetery showcases several different styles of graves and layouts across the grounds. The trolley will drive through this cemetery and passengers will learn about its history.
St. Paul’s Cemetery in Kernersville
Pre-Civil War African American graveyard. A representative from Kernersville Historic Preservation Society will meet the group at this location to provide a guided tour of St. Paul’s.
New Evergreen Cemetery
An African American cemetery. Called “New Evergreen” because the original Evergreen Cemetery was located beneath what are now runways at Smith Reynolds Airport, but was previously the back of farmland, near the airport. Many graves were dug up and moved to the new cemetery in 1944. The trolley will drive through this cemetery and passengers will learn about its history.
There will be a tour guide on board the trolley providing narration.
Additionally, there will be a free walking tour of the Salem Moravian God’s Acre Graveyard, Salem Cemetery, and the Second St. Philips Graveyard. Join us for this walking tour in between the two trolley tours, from 1:00-1:45, beginning at the location of the trolley pickup. The walking tour will be led by Eric Elliott of the Moravian Archives.
. . . More events to be announced soon.