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.
Fall 2017 Salon Series:
Lost, Found, and Transformed
Our Storied Places in African-American History
Envisioning Columbian Heights
November 16 * 5:30 pm * at Mars Hill Baptist Church
1331 E. 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
New Winston Museum’s fall Salon Series, “Lost, Found, and Transformed: Our Storied Places in African-American History” concludes on November 16th, with “Envisioning Columbian Heights.” In three panel presentations and discussions, the series has explored stories of distinct African-American landscapes in Winston-Salem and the people who made them, and contribute to ongoing efforts to rediscover, preserve, and renew African-American places in our contemporary era of urban transformation.
This program will focus on overlapping histories of two master-planned developments: Columbian Heights and Winston-Salem State University. Panelists will explore the complicated relationship between the neighborhood and the growing institution; how the residential area was both corroded by and lifted up by WSSU. Moderator Rosemary Millar, Assistant Professor, Division of Liberal Arts at UNC School of the Arts, will lead the panel discussion. Panelists will include Mrs. Gloria Diggs Banks, sister of James Thackery Diggs, Jr., (the namesake of Diggs Gallery at WSSU); James Lewis, and Sandra Jenkins Armstrong, both longtime residents of the Columbian Heights and Columbian Heights Extension neighborhoods.
Mars Hill Baptist Church, at 1331 E. 4th Street, will be the venue for this program. Join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday November 16 to hear engaging speakers on the subject of the development of the Columbian Heights neighborhood and WSSU, and how they have been shaped into what they are today. The event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
I Was There: A Staged Reading of Veterans‘ Stories
Two Showings on Saturday, November 18
2:00 at Lewisville Branch Library Auditorium and 7:00 at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
See details below.
Blue Moon Theatre Company in conjunction with Dr. Cyndi Briggs and the New Winston Museum proudly presents:
“I Was There: A Staged Reading of Veterans’ Stories.”
November 18, 2017
Admission is free to the public.
2pm – Lewisville Branch Library Auditorium
6490 Shallowford Road
Lewisville, NC 27023
7pm – St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
2690 Fairlawn Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
First-person accounts from veterans from WWII to the Korean War to the Vietnam War. Performances will be followed by conversation with actors and veterans involved in the production.
Directed by Brook Davis. Generous sponsorship from Wake Forest University’s Interdisciplinary PLACe.
2018 Salon Series programs will kick off in February with programming on the history of Southern food and local food ways. Stay tuned for more information!
. . . More events to be announced soon.