New Winston Museum “Tobacco” Salon Series – Thursday, January 22, 2015

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, outlined 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.


New Winston Museum “Tobacco” Salon Series – Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tobacco Unionism and Civil Rights

Continuing our 2015 Salon Series on “Tobacco” and its role in developing this community, State Senator Earline Parmon and local expert Will Cox lead a discussion regarding the links between Winston-Salem’s tobacco unionism and the growth of political and Civil Rights activism that followed.


New Winston Museum “Tobacco” Salon Series – Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Winston-Salem Medicis

Wrapping up our 2015 Salon Series on “Tobacco” and its role in developing this community, local artist and former director of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Nicholas Burton Bragg, and current Reynolda House Programming Director, Phil Archer, 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, moderates.