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.

Upcoming Events

Sports Story Slam
October 13, 2019
4:00-6:00 pm
ARTC Theater (formerly The Garage)
110 W. 7th Street

We are pleased to partner with The Willingham Theater Advisory Council to present a “Sports” themed Willingham Story Slam. All stories at this slam event will be linked to the common theme: “Sports.” This is the 3rd event in our “Winston-Salem at Play” Salon Series.

What’s the greatest sports story you’ve never told? Tell us how your participation in a sporting event, or that of a family member or friend, altered your path in life. Is there a story you’ve been hankering to tell about the way sports, society, and life intersect for you?

You don’t have to bring a story with you, you are welcome to attend as an audience member. Come one out and hear some entertaining sports stories.

The ARTC Theater is located at 110 W. 7th St., Winston-Salem, NC, 27101 (formerly The Garage); phone: 336-408-9739; Parking is available in a lot across 7th Street or along adjacent streets.
This is a ticketed event: admission is just $5 in advance, or $7 at the door. Grab your tickets now!

Click to learn more about the Willingham Slam and the Willingham Theater.

Ed Southern

When Tobacco Road Reached Winston-Salem,
with author Ed Southern
October 24, 2019
5:30 pm
Wake Forest University, Porter Byrum Welcome Center
2601 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

WHEN TOBACCO ROAD REACHED WINSTON-SALEM is the fourth and final program in our series “Winston-Salem at Play: Sports and Society in the Camel City.” This program will feature local author Ed Southern on college basketball and much more.

When Wake Forest opened its Reynolda Campus in 1956, Winston-Salem changed in ways big and small. For sports fans, Winston-Salem was now the western end of Tobacco Road, home to one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s “Big Four” North Carolina schools — just as the ACC, the Big Four, and North Carolina were becoming synonymous with big-time college basketball.

But why? Why did North Carolina go (and stay) crazy for college basketball, when the rest of the Old South states were (and are) crazy for college football? If it was just because our ACC schools won more basketball games than football games . . . well, why were they better at basketball? Was it just a coincidence that as North Carolina’s ACC schools turned to basketball, the state was gaining a reputation as the most progressive (or, at least, least regressive) in the South?

Spoiler Alert: Not entirely. Hint: The answer’s hidden above.

Join author, Winston-Salem native, Wake Forest University graduate and lifelong Demon Deacon fan Ed Southern for a talk about the ties between Wake Forest’s move to Winston-Salem, the rise of ACC basketball, and the peculiar history of North Carolina within the South.

This program will be in Kulynych Auditorium, inside the Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University and is cosponsored by WordsAwake! of WFU. The series is presented in partnership with the National Sports Media Association.




. . . More events to be announced soon.

Past Events