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.
May is Historic Preservation Month! Again this year, New Winston Museum is partnering with Old Salem Museum and Gardens, Preserve Historic Forsyth, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission to bring a host of Preservation themed events. Click on the link below to find information on all the upcoming events!
Historic Preservation Month – Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00pm
“Writing Your Memoirs”
May is Historic Preservation Month! Winston-Salem Writers will present a panel discussion on preserving history and heritage. Through a question and answer forum, panelists will discuss local history and how one goes about preserving both the culture of a community, both from a historical and personal memoir perspective. The discussion is free and open to the public.
NWM “Medicine” Salon Series – Thursday May 28, 2015 – 5:30pm
“The Rise of Winston-Salem Hospitals”
May is Historic Preservation Month! The second of three “medicine” focused Salon Series events, Paul Wiles of Novant Health and Dick Dean of Wake Forest Baptist Health will discuss the rise of medicine in Winston-Salem from humble beginnings to economic powerhouse. This event is part of our Historic Preservation Month celebration.
Film Screening of Junebug (2005)
Written and Directed by Winston-Salem’s Angus MacLachlan and Phil Morrison, respectively, Junebug was filmed in the Winston-Salem area and features supporting actress Amy Adams in her first Academy Award nominated role.
Plot summary: A dealer in outsider art threatens the equilibrium of her middle-class in-laws in North Carolina. Madeline is a go-getting art gallery owner from Chicago, recently married to George, a near-perfect Southern beau. When Madeline needs to close a deal with a reclusive North Carolina artist, George introduces her to his family: prickly mother Peg, taciturn father Eugene, cranky brother Johnny, and Johnny’s pregnant, childlike wife Ashley, who is awe-struck by her glamorous sister-in-law. Madeline’s presence exposes the fragile family dynamics as hidden resentments and anxieties surface.
NWM “Medicine” Salon Series – Thursday June 25, 2015 – 5:30pm
“What is Biotech?”
You’ve heard all about Innovation Quarter and that Winston-Salem has become a leader in Biotech and Biomedical research, but what exactly does that mean? The third and final of our “medicine” focused Salon Series events aims to answer that question. Further information is coming soon!
NWM “Immigration” Salon Series – Wednesday July 22, 2015 – 5:30pm @Reynolda Manor Branch Library*
The Museum’s third quarter Salon Series will focus on the reception and impact of immigrants in the Winston-Salem community. Starting off the discussion are Leonard Clein and Athena Gallins who will talk about their experiences in an evolving Winston-Salem, situated within the broader history of early Jewish and Greek immigration in the early 1900s.
*Please note – NWM will be in the process of installing a new exhibition in July and will be closed, therefore this event will take place at the Reynolda Manor Branch Library.
. . . More events to be announced soon.