In addition to our other programs, New Winston Museum presents a free monthly 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.


Upcoming Events 



NWM Winter/Spring 2018 Salon Series
“Foodways to Community” 

How do we express our values through food production, land use, and our culinary traditions, and how do these practices shape our community? This programming series will address these issues and more through panel discussions with a variety of local experts. See below for specific event details. New Winston Museum presents this series in partnership with the Forsyth Community Food Consortium.






Our February Salon Series is presented as part of the

“Nourishing Traditions” Black History Month Speaker Series.


February 10, 2018, 2:00 pm at Bookmarks
The Cooking Gene” Book Club meeting 
We will meet for a book club discussion of Michael Twitty’s book, “The Cooking Gene” in advance of his presentation that will be on February 15.
RSVP required: to Purchase the book through Bookmarks and receive a 20% discount when you mention the book club.
Bookmarks is located at: 634 West Fourth Street #110, in downtown Winston-Salem, NC


February 15, 2018, 6:00 pm, at the Old Salem Museums and Gardens Visitor Center
Michael Twitty: “From a Haunted Plate:
Becoming an 18th and 19th Century Black Chef”

Nationally known author, speaker, and food historian Michael Twitty, will take audience members 
on a journey through the practical arts of food sourcing and cookery through the lens of a colonial or antebellum era African-American cook. He will move from lecture to discussion on the ways that traditional West and Central African food traditions met and melded with each other, those of indigenous peoples and Western Europe and then morphed over decades into centuries. Michael discusses the history of the cuisine as an extension of the foodways of Africa in early America with emphasis on the cooking techniques, cultural transformations, and flavor principles unique to this translation of Western cuisine by early African-American chefs. 
In addition to his incredible knowledge of southern African-American foodways, Mr. Twitty also has connections to Winston-Salem. He has previously visited the area and worked to help develop the collection of African-American seeds at Old Salem Museums and Gardens. 

Old Salem Museum and Gardens Visitor Center is located at:
900 Old Salem Rd, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101

This event will be co-sponsored by the Forsyth County Food Consortium and Triad Cultural Arts, Wake Forest University, and Old Salem Museum & Gardens.


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March 22 @ 5:30-7:00, at Parkway United Church of Christ
Farming and Land Preservation
How do traditions and policies shape our relationship to land? How does our relationship to land shape our local culture? Through a discussion on farming and land preservation, this panel will explore the Interplay between culture and land use, and consider how to re-instill land and community values that shape and promote a vibrant and healthy culture. This program will be moderated by Marcus Hill, Lead Coordinator of the Forsyth Community Food Consortium.
Parkway United Church of Christ is located at:
2151 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27101


April 19 @ 5:30-7:00, United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church Restaurants, Caterers, and Community Integration
How have restaurants brought communities together in the past and today? How does food facilitate contact between neighbors and help to integrate newcomers into our city? This panel features restaurant and catering company owners and considers their role in making and re-making our community. Vivián Joiner, co-owner of Sweet Potatoes recalls an earlier era when African-American-owned restaurants downtown catered to factory workers and have recently played a valuable role in returning vibrancy and diversity to Trade Street over the last decade.  Joiner will be on the panel, along with Chef Gordon Simpson, the owner and operator of a catering company that employs former offenders; and Shereen Abdelfattah, and Egyptian immigrant and owner of the catering company, Delicious by Shereen, which employs resettled refugees in our area to help them support themselves and their families and become part of our communities. These panelists will speak to the way restaurants and catering can encourage us to reach across barriers and facilitate community integration.
United Met. Missionary Baptist Church is located at:
450 Metropolitan Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27101



March 14 @ 6:30, Forsyth County Public Library, Central Branch
Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina


New Winston Museum presents storyteller Randell Jones, with a special Women’s History Month presentation of stories from  “Scoundrels, Rogues, and Heroes of the Old North State” by Dr. H.G. Jones. Randell Jones edited this collection, and will bring these entertaining and informative stories to life for audience members. Jones is an invited member of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the North Carolina Humanities Council. Jones is the author of “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” and “Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain” as well as other books of the pioneer era and the American Revolution.

Funding provided by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The Central Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library is located at:
660 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101





. . . More events to be announced soon.

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