Racers at Bowman Gray Stadium

PTA Exhibit Programming – Built for Speed: Motor Sports in the Triad!

Held on Wednesday January 13, 2016 – 5:30pm 

In collaboration with Triad Stage and the Winston Cup Museum, NWM is hosting “Built for Speed: Motor Sports in the Triad,” a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of regional motor sports. Our panel will include Loren Pinilis of Bowman Gray Stadium Racing; Will Spencer of the Winston Cup Museum; Danny Lawrence of Richard Childress Racing; veteran NASCAR driver, Ed Berrier; and Janet Allard, author of Vrooommm!, a NAScomedy. Come early or stay late to view the Winston Cup Museum race car.

Vrooommm!, Triad Stage’s latest production, is about the first female NASCAR driver and will run from January 27th – February 14th at Hanesbrands Theatre. Get your tickets here! 

New Winston Museum Exhibition Programming – Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Built for Speed

In collaboration with Triad Stage and the Winston Cup Museum, NWM hosted “Built for Speed: Motor Sports in the Triad,” a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of regional motor sports. Our panel included Loren Pinilis of Bowman Gray Stadium Racing; Will Spencer of the Winston Cup Museum; Danny Lawrence of Richard Childress Racing; veteran NASCAR driver, Ed Berrier; and Janet Allard, author of Vrooommm!, a NAScomedy. The program was moderated by longtime NASCAR broadcaster Mark Garrow.


 

PTA Exhibit Programming – Safe Bus: Driving Forward

Thursday February 11, 2016 – 5:30pm 

Join us for a panel discussion about the historic Safe Bus Company, an African-American owned and operated transportation service that flourished in Winston-Salem during Jim Crow, and eventually became the the largest African-American owned transportation business in the world. Tina L. Carson-Wilkins of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority will share her research on the creation of Safe Bus Company and its impact on our community, and several former Safe Bus employees will share their personal stories.

 

New Winston Museum Exhibition Programming – Thursday, February 11, 2016

Safe Bus: Driving Forward

In conjunction with our current exhibition, we present a panel discussion about the historic Safe Bus Company. Safe Bus was an African-American owned and operated transportation service that flourished in Winston-Salem during Jim Crow, and eventually became the the largest African-American owned transportation business in the world. Tina L. Carson-Wilkins of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority shares her research on the creation of Safe Bus Company and its impact on our community, and several former Safe Bus employees share their personal stories.


New Winston Museum Exhibition Programming – Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Piedmont Way: A Corporate Culture for Success

In conjunction with our current exhibition, Frank Elliott, author of “Piedmont: Flight of the Pacemaker” joins with former Piedmont Airlines representatives Robert Reed and Cherryl Hartman to discuss Piedmont’s corporate culture as exemplified by the leadership of Piedmont founder Tom Davis.


New Winston Museum Exhibition Programming – Thursday April 14, 2016

Transportation Iconography in African American Art

Dr. Alison Fleming, Associate Professor of Art History at Winston-Salem State University, discusses the significance of transportation iconography in the artwork of John Biggers and other Southern African American artists. Three Biggers prints, on loan from Delta Arts Center, will be on display at New Winston Museum from April 11th through April 30th.


New Winston Museum Exhibition Programming – Thursday May 12, 2016

Union Station: Past, Present & Future

In recognition of Historic Preservation Month and our exhibition, “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles,” this panel discussion explores the history and future plans for Winston-Salem’s 1926 Union Station building. Local train expert, Dr. Jeff Miller, is joined by Michelle Portman Walter, project manager with Walter Robbs architecture, and Carol Davis of the S. G. Atkins CDC. As the historic property undergoes an exciting restoration, the program takes a look at what lies ahead for the building and the surrounding area. Michelle McCullough from the City of Winston-Salem moderates.


Veterans and the Healing Power of Storytelling – Thursday November 10, 2016

How can stories heal? With a focus on military veterans, this lively presentation invites the audience to experience the power of storytelling in the healing process. As veterans make up nearly 10% of North Carolina’s population, this conversation is both timely and necessary. Combat veterans in particular may come home with unseen scars that take a lifetime to heal. Sharing stories with caring others can help lift the burden of war.
In honor of Veterans’ Day on November 11th, this program features Cyndi Briggs, professor of counseling and oral historian, Jacinta White, poet and founder of the Word Project, and Don Timmons, Vietnam veteran and Community Partnership & Veteran Support Coordinator with Hospice and Palliative Care Center’s We Honor Veterans program.


New Winston Museum Exhibition Programming- Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Project Re-Entry: From Stigma to Acceptance

In coordination with our temporary exhibition, “Release: From Stigma to Acceptance”, we hosted a discussion featuring staff from Project Re-Entry along with Wake Forest University Professor Lisa Blee and members of her student group that developed the exhibition. Project Re-Entry assists former offenders throughout various stages of the criminal justice process — offering programs designed to meet the needs of individuals re-adapting to life following a prison sentence. “Release” challenges our preconceived notions about former offenders.


New Winston Museum Exhibition Programming- Thursday, January 12, 2017

Perils in the Piedmont: Rethinking the ‘Crime Problem’ in NC

Our first program of 2017 tied into “Release: From Stigma to Acceptance,” a WFU student curated exhibit which was displayed in our main gallery. “Perils in the Piedmont: Rethinking the ‘Crime Problem’ in North Carolina” featured Dr. Steve Gunkel, of Wake Forest University. Dr. Steve Gunkel joined the Wake Forest University faculty in 2011 after having served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Greensboro College and the Criminology program at Doane College. Dr. Gunkel’s scholarly interests are tied primarily to criminology and social inequality. His work has been published in Social Problems, Sociology Compass, Sociation Today, Sociological Spectrum, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. Dr. Gunkel currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Sociological Association.