New Winston Museum “Medicine” Salon Series – Thursday, April 23, 2015

America’s First Medicinal Gardens

The Museum’s second quarter Salon Series will focus on the role of medicine in our community. Kicking off the subject will be a discussion on the medicinal garden at Bethabara Park, which was the first of its kind in the country. In the last couple years, local master gardeners, led by Harriet McCarthy, have meticulously restored the garden. The Bethabara garden is based on the oldest-known plan for a medical garden in the country and includes many unusual plants and several that are difficult — or even illegal — to grow, such as opium poppies. Harriet McCarthy will share some of this history behind the garden and its significance in Wachovia.

New Winston Museum “Medicine” Salon Series – Thursday, June 25, 2015

What is Biotech

You’ve heard all about Innovation Quarter and that Winston-Salem has become a leader in Biotech and Biomedical research, but what exactly does that mean? The third and final of our “medicine” focused Salon Series events aims to answer that question. Eric Tomlinson, President of Innovation Quarter, will join us to explain exactly what is going on in Winston-Salem’s old tobacco district.