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

Thursday, September 27,6:00 pm
“Migrant Mothers of Winston-Salem”
at Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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“Migrant Mothers of Winston-Salem” will be a panel discussion organized in partnership with Reynolda House Museum of American Art, for their upcoming exhibition: “Dorothea Lange’s America.” With her famous photograph, “Migrant Mother,” Lange captured something universal in the face of her subject, Florence Owens Thompson, leading generations of observers to empathize with the stranger in the photograph.

Our panelists are mothers who made the journey with their families to the United States and to Winston-Salem from across the globe, and across the span of time: Susan Alzamel, from Syria (via Jordan); Minerva Garcia, from Mexico; Pha San, from Cambodia; and Raysa Suarez Williams, from Bolivia. Join us to hear their dynamic stories of migration and motherhood, and what they see of themselves in Lange’s “Migrant Mother.” These stories and reflections will help enrich our understanding of local history.

This program will occur during a “Pay What You Wish” night at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, presented by Macy’s. Reynolda House hours are extended and paid admission is waived as the community is invited into conversation around topics connected to Dorothea Lange’s America and to join together in fun fall activities. Music, art-making, a cash bar, and hors d’oeuvres from Providence Restaurant and Catering will be available. During the event, donations will be accepted to both Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC.

Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” reproduced here from the Library of Congress:

Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 pm
“The American Tobacco Culture: Our Heritage”
at The Forsyth County Public Library, Central Branch
660 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

New Winston Museum, in partnership with the Forsyth County Public Library, presents North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Billy Yeargin, Jr., M. L. S., of Slema, NC, for his program: “The American Tobacco Culture: Our Heritage.” Yeargin will address the impact tobacco had in forming a new American society, especially in the pre-colonial, colonial, antebellum and post Civil War periods, and into the twentieth century. His presentation will include a verbal creation of the tobacco farmer and the tobacco auction.

Billy Yeargin, Jr. is a Professor at Duke University and also teaches at several community colleges and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke. Yeargin was educated at Fork Union Military Academy, Oak Ridge Military Institute, Duke University and The University of Oxford. His career has been divided between electronic media, politics and education. He served as Spokesman for the US Tobacco Industry in the 1970s and has written three books on North Carolina and Tennessee tobacco culture. Yeargin has also served as Agriculture Advisor to US Senator Robert Morgan, NC Governor James B Hunt, Jr. and NC Attorney General Rufus Edmisten in the 1980s and as the Director of the NC Sweet-Potato Commission in the 1980s and 1990s.

This program is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We also present this program in partnership with the Forsyth County Public Library.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 5:30pm
Broadsided: Juneteenth Exhibit Panel Discussion

New Winston Museum has partnered with the WFU History Department and Cultural Heritage & Preservation Studies, along with Triad Cultural Arts, to sponsor a scholarly panel and discussion around the Juneteenth commemorative exhibit titled “Broadsided,” on May 3 from 5:30-7pm at Delta Arts Center. The exhibit is an artistic re-interpretation of NC escaped slave ads to exemplify the humanity of enslaved people. 21st century photos have replaced the depictions of the runaways in the 18th and 19th century broadsides. The panel features Tony Parent, Alisha Hines, Ron Neal (Religion), undergraduate student Janay Williams and will be moderated by Cheryl Harry, the curator of the exhibition.

The Delta Arts Center is located at 2611 New Walkertown Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Foodways to Community Salon Series:
Co-Sponsored with The Forsyth Community Food Consortium

April 12, 4:00-8:00 pm, Center for Design Innovation

New Winston Museum is teaming up with Gallins Family Farm at the North Carolina Science Festival! 

We’ll be at CDI with folks from the Gallins Family Farm (makers of Carolina Dynamite Compost) to learn about the science of turning commercial food waste into agricultural compost and the Gallins family’s long history of contributing to our community’s food culture. Fun activities for kids and people of all ages. This demonstration is part of the much larger NC Science Festival. To learn more about the event, click here.


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. Panelists include: 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. Other panelist(s) to be announced. The 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








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