“Transportation” Salon Series – Sisters in Flight

Thursday December 17, 2015 – 5:30pm 

Our final transportation-themed discussion will shed light on Piedmont Airlines’ female pioneers. Former Piedmont pilots Sandy Gitter and Connie Tobias, and former Piedmont flight attendant Nancy Robinson will be on hand to share memories of the early days of women flying the friendly skies. Our special guest moderator is historian and Dean of Wake Forest University, Dr. Michele Gillespie! 



Family Saturdays at NWM – Fun on Two Wheels!

Saturday December 5, 2015 – 10am – 2pm 

Join us on “Family Saturdays” to take part in special activities related to our current exhibition. On December 5th, we’ll have activities, safety demonstrations, and local cycling experts on hand to answer all your pedaling questions. Joining us will be representatives from the Winston-Salem Police Downtown Bike Patrol, Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, Safe Kids of Northwest Piedmont and City of W-S Dept of Transportation.



NWM Hosts Book Reading and Discussion with Author John Railey

Thursday December 3, 2015 – 5:30pm 

John Railey, a native of Tidewater, Virginia, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A veteran of Virginia and North Carolina newspapers, he is the editorial page editor of the Winston-Salem Journal. He has won numerous state and national awards for his work. The author will read and discuss his recent book, “Rage to Redemption in the Sterilization Age: A Confrontation with American Genocide.” Bookmarks will be on hand for book sales.  Admission is free.


“Transportation” Salon Series – All Aboard!

Thursday November 19, 2015 – 5:30pm 

Our second transportation-themed discussion will be all about trains. Local train expert, Dr. Jeff Miller will share his perspective on the impact of the railroad on the American experience and the development of Winston-Salem, with particular emphasis on the locally run Winston-Salem Southbound railway.


Family Saturdays at NWM – Wheels Up!

Saturday November 7, 2015 – 10am – 2pm 

Join us on “Family Saturdays” to take part in special activities related to our current exhibition. On November 7th, join us for a fun-filled day of flight-themed activities, included remote-controlled plane demonstrations, paper airplane contests, and lots of information on local aviation.



“Transportation” Salon Series – Cruising in the Twin City

Thursday October 22, 2015 – 5:30pm 

The Museum’s fourth quarter Salon Series will focus on the transportation and its impact on the development of the Winston-Salem community. From cruising down Stratford Road to young lovers parking on secluded back roads, master storyteller Fam Brownlee will share insights on the role of the automobile on the lives of teenagers in our city’s history. Come early to hear some hip 1950s music courtesy of Barrie the Vagabond!


Family Saturdays at NWM – Start your engines!

Saturday October 17, 2015 – 10am – 2pm 

Join us for “Family Saturdays” to take part in special activities related to our current exhibition. On October 17th, take a stroll around our lot to get a close-up view of several antique automobiles and race-cars on display. After cruising around the classic cars, stop inside to see how cars have affected our local history! Also enjoy free coffee and refreshments.


Made in W-S – Sunday August 16, 2015 – 8:00pm @ Winston Square Park (part of Sunset Flicks)

Film Screening of “Mr. Destiny” (1990)

A dissatisfied businessman in the midst of a mid-life crisis encounters a magical bartender who shows him what might have been in this fantasy. With the bartender, the man tours the life he would have led had he won a high-school baseball game rather than striking out.



11811470_556946534446410_2977048346374377984_n“Immigration” Salon Series – Hispanic Roots in Winston-Salem

Wednesday August 12, 2015 – 5:30pm @ Southside Branch Library

The final program in the museum’s “Immigration” Salon Series is a discussion with Mari Jo Turner, Executive Director of the Hispanic League of Winston-Salem, and Carolina Ovando, a local student and Mexican child of Mexican immigrants. Through this conversation, they will provide perspective on the increasing cultural diversity in the community. Along with discussing the growth and impact of the Latino/Hispanic populations on Winston-Salem as a whole, the conversation will focus on the experiences of the undocumented members of those populations.

The discussion will take place in auditorium of the Forsyth County Public Library Southside Branch. Admission is free.


“Immigration” Salon Series – Hispanic Roots in Winston-Salem

Wednesday July 22, 2015 – 5:30pm @ Reynolda Branch Library

The Museum’s third quarter Salon Series will focus on the reception and impact of immigrants in the Winston-Salem community. Starting off the discussion are Leonard Clein and Athena Gallins who will talk about their experiences in an evolving Winston-Salem, situated within the broader history of early Jewish and Greek immigration in the early 1900s.

*Please note – NWM will be in the process of installing a new exhibition in July and will be closed, therefore this event will take place at the Reynolda Manor Branch Library located at 2839 Fairlawn Dr, Winston-Salem.


biotechNWM “Medicine” Salon Series – Thursday June 25, 2015 – 5:30pm

“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 the old tobacco district.



Made in W-S – Thursday June 11, 2015 – 7:30pm at a/perture cinema

Film Screening of Junebug (2005)

Written and Directed by Winston-Salem’s Angus MacLachlan and Phil Morrison, respectively, Junebug was filmed in the Winston-Salem area and features supporting actress Amy Adams in her first Academy Award nominated role. 

Plot summary: A dealer in outsider art threatens the equilibrium of her middle-class in-laws in North Carolina. Madeline is a go-getting art gallery owner from Chicago, recently married to George, a near-perfect Southern beau. When Madeline needs to close a deal with a reclusive North Carolina artist, George introduces her to his family: prickly mother Peg, taciturn father Eugene, cranky brother Johnny, and Johnny’s pregnant, childlike wife Ashley, who is awe-struck by her glamorous sister-in-law. Madeline’s presence exposes the fragile family dynamics as hidden resentments and anxieties surface.


NWM “Medicine” Salon Series – Thursday May 28, 2015 – 5:30pm

“The Rise of Winston-Salem Hospitals”

May is Historic Preservation Month! The second of three “medicine” focused Salon Series events, Paul Wiles of Novant Health and Dick Dean of Wake Forest Baptist Health will discuss the rise of medicine in Winston-Salem from humble beginnings to economic powerhouse. This event is part of our Historic Preservation Month celebration.


 Historic Preservation Month – Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00pm 

“Writing Your Memoirs”

May is Historic Preservation Month! Winston-Salem Writers presents a panel discussion on preserving history and heritage. Through a question and answer forum, panelists will discuss local history and how one goes about preserving both the culture of a community, both from a historical and personal memoir perspective. The discussion is free and open to the public.


george_washington_still1Made in W-S – Thursday May 14, 2015 – 7:30pm at a/perture cinema

Film Screening of George Washington (2000)

Written and directed by UNCSA alum David Gordon Green, “George Washington” was filmed in Winston-Salem. Plot Summary: George and his adolescent friends all live in a poor North Carolina suburb, where the only jobs available are at a local salvage yard. Tragedy strikes when one of George’s friends is accidentally killed and the group, fearing punishment, decides to hide the body. This event is free and open to the public.


Taimur Sullivan (left)

 TSTC Program – Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm 

“Composing the City”

This School, This City: Celebrating 50 Years of UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem (TSTC) will host “Composing the City” at the New Winston Museum. “Composing the City” will be an evening highlighted by “HYPHEN,” a new music composition for saxophone ensemble inspired by this school and this city titled. Composed by Kenneth M. Florence, a 4th year composer in the UNCSA School of Music and winner of the Sarah Graham Kenan Award, “HYPHEN” will be performed by uncsaX under the direction of School of Music faculty member Taimur Sullivan. Also on the program will be world premieres of new works composed by students in UNCSA composition program especially for uncsaX, as well as a duet for sax and electric guitar composed by UNCSA faculty member Eric Schwartz, and a work by former faculty member, Russell Peck. Discussion to follow.

NWM “Medicine” Salon Series – Thursday April 23, 2015 – 5:30pm

“America’s First Medicinal Garden”

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.


Made in W-S – Sunday April 19, 2015 – 1:00pm at a/perture cinema

“NC Filmmakers Panel at RiverRun International Film Festival”

Come hear North Carolina filmmakers (Maurice Hicks, Rex Miller and Diana Greene) talk about the process of making their films in the Tar Heel State. Rebecca Clark, Director of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission, will moderate. Presented in conjunction with Made in Winston-Salem, a series of special screenings and events meant to commemorate and celebrate films produced in Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Triad. a/perture Cinema is located on 311 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem. This event is free and open to the public.

Reynolda Estate, c.1940s
Reynolda Estate, c.1940s

NWM “Tobacco” Salon Series – Thursday March 26, 2015 – 5:30pm

“The Winston-Salem Medicis”

Local artist and former director of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Nicholas Burton Bragg, and current Reynolda House Programming Director, Phil Archer, will give insight into the role that tobacco wealth played in supporting local arts and philanthropy. Dr. Mike Wakeford, Division of Liberal Arts faculty at UNC School of the Arts, will moderate.



Strike at RJR Tobacco, 1947
Strike at RJR Tobacco, 1947

NWM “Tobacco” Salon Series – Thursday March 5, 2015 – 5:30pm (rescheduled from February 26th due to inclement weather)

“Tobacco Unionism and Civil Rights”

State Senator Earline Parmon and local expert Will Cox will lead a discussion exploring the links between Winston-Salem’s tobacco Unionism and the growth of political and civil rights activism that followed.



Alex Ewing (center) with Lindsay Bierman (right)

TSTC Program – Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00pm  *location: UNCSA’s Freedman Theatre

“Two Chancellors on a Stage”

A public dialogue between current UNCSA Chancellor M. Lindsay Bierman and former Chancellor Alex Ewing on leading an arts conservatory in Winston-Salem.




Joe Pecoraro
Joe Pecoraro

TSTC Program – Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00pm  

“Strings of Connection”

Guitar performance and historical reflection about five decades of the UNCSA Guitar Program and its relationship with greater Winston-Salem’s guitar culture. Featuring student guitarists from the studio of Joe Pecoraro and guitar program alumni.


andrew manning
Andrew Manning

 TSTC Program – Saturday, January 24, 2015 – 6:00pm  


An original piece of historical theater in honor of UNCSA’s 50th Anniversary. Written and performed as a one-man show by UNCSA School of Drama Studio IV actor Andrew Manning. This “workshop” style performance will give visitors a chance to learn more about the dramatic process and inspiration for his work.


elizabeth chew
Elizabeth Chew

NWM “Tobacco” Salon Series – Thursday January 22, 2015 – 12:00 Noon

“Tobacco from Jamestown to Winston-Salem”

Kicking off our 2015 Salon Series will be 3 events that take a look at “Tobacco” and its role in developing this community. On January 22nd, Elizabeth Chew, the Betsy Main Babcock Director  of the Curatorial and Education Division at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, will outline tobacco in America from Jamestown to RJ Reynolds, providing us with the background of an industry that has played such a significant role in shaping Winston-Salem.