NWM strives to interpret and present history as more than a series of events, but as a conversation between communities, cultures, and individuals — a conversation that continues today. We take a creative approach that uses oral histories, programs, and interactive installations, focusing on the stories that create a tangible legacy from 1849 until the present, a period not covered by other local museums.

NWM does not receive public funding; everything we do is funded by members and supporters. We rely on you to help this very special place grow and serve all the people of our community. Without your support, NWM can’t present the innovative programming that already has people talking.

The gift of your membership shows support for NWM and its mission to share and promote the history of our community, making it possible for us to provide free admission for everyone. This is especially important for many school groups that could not visit the museum otherwise. Your membership also makes it possible for the museum to take history out into the classroom via “traveling trunks” for teachers to use when field trips aren’t feasible. Please join NWM in creating educational resources for our community.

Yes  I want to help preserve, protect, and present Winston-Salem’s History with a financial gift to the New Winston Museum. I want to make it possible for future generations to have access to the stories that define and inspire us.





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NWM does not receive public funding.
Everything we do is funded by members and supporters.
Your membership makes history live!

NWM Annual Membership Levels

(gifts made at the following levels help fund activities like the ones listed below)

$50-$99 Underwrite the printing of one Memory Map for our place-based public history project, “Remembering Winston-Salem.”  Join
1913 Society $100-$249 Underwrite production of one oral history Join
Curators Society $250-$499 Underwrite cost associated with two Salon Series events Join
Collectors Society $500-$999 Underwrite a professional internship Join
Founders Society $1,000-$2,499 Underwrite “traveling trunk” history exhibit for local schools Join
Innovators Society $2,500-$4,999 Underwrite a community history outreach project Join


Underwrite an upcoming exhibit
Gift $10+ “I don’t want to join as a member, but I want to give.”

By clicking “Join” you will be directed to to complete the transaction.
New Winston Museum is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.

Benefits for All Members

  • NWM Member’s Day, with special programming and activities
  • Voting privileges for future exhibits and programs
  • Advance notice of NWM special events and publications
  • Inclusion on the Member Recognition Wall and publications 

If you prefer to mail in your gift, our address is 418 N. Marshall Street, Suite 204, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
CLICK HERE to download a mail-in form.