Making Sense of the Factory
August 8, 2016 – December 2, 2016
This exhibition is the product of a collaboration between Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and New Winston Museum. It was researched and developed by Amanda Holland as a Capstone project for UNC Greensboro’s Master’s in Museum Studies program. The exhibit explores the working experience within the former downtown R. J. Reynolds’ tobacco factories through the five senses, creating an approachable format to better understand an area of town that is rapidly changing. This is a traveling exhibit that will be on display at other locations following its installation at NWM.
July 9th – 30th, 2016
Letters to the New Year
The evening of Friday, January 8, 2016 saw the first product of a months-in-the-making
June 3rd – July 2nd, 2016
We are proud to host Birth of the COOL, a compelling collection by local photographer Owens Daniels. Birth of the COOL is a beautifully engaging look at our area’s rich heritage in music, notably blues and jazz. In 20 images, Mr. Daniel’s collects the spirit and constant dynamism in a uniquely American art form.
Love of Jazz which was a inspirational product of the music culture during the 60′ 70′ 80″s which helped produced these iconic figures which were independent, creative, passionate and trend-setters in their music, craft & personification they were the very essence of “The Birth of the COOL.”
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
September 19, 2015 – May 28, 2016
From thundering locomotives to soaring flying machines, the idea of open, free movement has long captured our collective imagination. Historically, we know that the advent and growth of mechanized transportation has had an intense and lasting effect on all aspects of our communities and nation. For Winston-Salem, a town with an identity inextricably tied to agricultural industry, the story of transportation is an existential one. The advance of transportation from the wagon to the airplane follows closely the story of our city’s founding and development, and New Winston Museum (NWM) will tell that story of intertwined fates in our upcoming exhibition, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change.
We are grateful to our lead sponsors, Piedmont Aviation Historical Society and the Tom Davis Fund, for making this project possible.
This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
*Educators, this Google Docs folder includes lesson plans, classroom activities, ebooks, and field-trip activities all related to “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles!”
The National Black Theatre Hall of Fame & Museum Preview Exhibit
August 4 – August 21, 2015