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

Workers in stemming room of tobacco factory, 1938. Courtesy Forsyth County Public Library.

Making Sense of the Factory: Working for R.J.R., the Man and the Company

Sunday July 31, 2016 @ Reynolda House Museum of American Art


How did labor conditions in New South corporations change when their founders died and professional managers took over? Locally, what happened to the improved conditions advocated by Katharine Reynolds – hot lunch cafeterias and day care, for example – following the death of R.J. Reynolds in 1918?

 This event’s speaker, Robert Korstad, is professor of public policy and history at Duke University. His research interests include twentieth century U.S. history, labor history, African American history, and contemporary social policy, and his is the Associate Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to learn more.

Producers Dean MacLeod and Mariah Dunn Kramer interview Philip Krongkon and his father, Minh, in their Greensboro home.

This is My Home Now: film screening

Thursday August 11, 2016 


This is My Home Now is a short oral history documentary that explores the lives of four teens, members of Montagnard immigrant families who fled their homelands in Southeast Asia in the past decade. The Montagnards allied with the U.S. during the Vietnam War and were granted refugee status in 1986. Thirty years later, North Carolina is home to over 10,000 Montagnards, making it the largest population outside of Southeast Asia.

Produced by the Greensboro Historical Museum with a grant from the Center for Asian American Media, This Is My Home Now explores questions of self-identity, concerns about losing their cultural heritage, the role faith plays in forging ahead on a new life, and the remarkable kindness and support of those who are helping these new Americans to succeed make for a compelling story whose ending is still to be created. It was broadcast on PBS affiliate stations across the U.S. including UNC-TV, the World Channel and was available via Comcast OnDemand. This Is My Home Now also won Honorable Mention in Media Production at the 2015 SEMC Technology Awards.

The Greensboro Historical Museum is pleased to introduce an educational tour of the film, beginning at New Winston Museum, made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a state wide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The 30 minute film will be followed by a Q&A with one of the filmmakers and one of the film’s featured participants.


Making Sense of the Factory: Innovation & the History of Tobacco Advertising

Wednesday October 12, 2016 


Tim Marr, professor in the Department of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill will present information on the development of tobacco advertising in late 19th Century and Early 20th Century America that stimulated a national desire for both smoke and chew products. Dr. Marr will present images and illustrations that will help compare and contrast two giants in the industry, Reynolds in Winston-Salem and Duke in Durham.

Dr. Marr  has been a NEH Fellow at the National Humanities Center (2013-14), a Chapman Fellow at the Institute for Arts and Humanities (2009), a Fulbright lecturer in both the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus (2007), and the recipient of a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2006). While teaching in Chapel Hill he has developed and offered interdisciplinary American Studies seminars on such topics as Birth and Death, Tobacco, Captivity, Herman Melville, Cultural Memory, and Mating and Marriage.

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