In addition to our other programs, New Winston Museum presents a free monthly Salon Series featuring a broad range of local historians, artists, writers, musicians, crafts-folk and other specialists. Speakers discuss aspects of their work and their process to find interpersonal connections with their work and the broader community. Light refreshments are provided, and guests are welcome to bring brown bag lunches or dinners to the presentations. Unless otherwise noted, NWM programs are free of charge. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.


Upcoming Events


Dr. Steven E. Gunkel, courtesy

Exhibit Related Programming: 

“Perils in the Piedmont: Rethinking the ‘Crime Problem’ in North Carolina” 

Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 5:30 pm

In coordination with our temporary exhibition, “Release: From Stigma to Acceptance,” we are hosting a program on the ways in which the problem of crime is understood in North Carolina and at the national level. 

Dr. Steve Gunkel of Wake Forest University will present an exploration on the consequences of “suite crime” versus “street crime” and why we tend to focus on the latter when we talk about crime and its control. Gunkel joined the Wake Forest University faculty in 2011 after having served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Greensboro College and the Criminology program at Doane College.  Dr. Gunkel’s scholarly interests are tied primarily to criminology and social inequality. His work has been published in Social Problems, Sociology Compass, Sociation Today, Sociological Spectrum, and the Journal of Criminal Justice.  Dr. Gunkel currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Sociological Association. 

“Release: From Stigma to Acceptance,” a WFU student curated exhibit, is currently on display in our main gallery and features the words and art of formerly incarcerated offenders. This exhibit was a collaboration between Project Re-entry of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council and students in Dr. Lisa Blee’s public history course at Wake Forest University. The exhibition opened originally in early 2015 at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem. “Release” challenges our preconceived notions about former offenders.

First Quarter 2017 Salon Series
“Nature Through New Eyes:
Rethinking Our Relationship with the Environment”
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People participating in a Salem Creek Crawl sponsored by Gateway Nature Preserve, photo courtesy Gateway Nature Preserve.

“Living in a Post-Wild World:
New Approaches to Nature, the Environment, and Growth”

Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 5:30pm 

The first quarter Salon Series consists of three programs offering a look at our local relationship with ecology and how we interact with green space.

In this panel discussion, Kristen Haaf, landscape architect with environmental design and planning firm Roots First, will introduce the concept of the “Post-Wild World.” Lindsey Schwab of Innovation Quarter and Keith Huff with the Stormwater Division of the City of Winston-Salem will share their perspectives on the subject. Cornelia Barr, Board Chair of Gateway Nature Preserve (GNP), will join the conversation to present GNP as an example of urban conservation that embraces the post-wild world paradigm. A draft version of the Gateway Nature Preserve master plan will be available for the public to view. 

Join us for this discussion focusing on the public’s shifting attitudes toward conservation, as well as a look at the parallels between restoring decaying industrial areas as centers of innovation and restoring blighted landscapes. 



. . . More events to be announced soon.

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