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!

HRC Historic Preservation Month Calendar


Upcoming Events


Made in W-S – Sunday April 19, 2015 – 1:00pm at a/perture cinema

“NC Filmmakers Panel at RiverRun International Film Festival”

Come hear North Carolina filmmakers (Maurice Hicks, Rex Miller and Diana Greene) talk about the process of making their films in the Tar Heel State. Rebecca Clark, Director of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission, will moderate. Presented in conjunction with Made in Winston-Salem, a series of special screenings and events meant to commemorate and celebrate films produced in Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Triad. a/perture Cinema is located on 311 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem. This event is free and open to the public.

NWM “Medicine” Salon Series – Thursday April 23, 2015 – 5:30pm

“America’s First Medicinal Garden”

The Museum’s second quarter Salon Series will focus on the role of medicine in our community. Kicking off the subject will be a discussion on the medicinal garden at Bethabara Park, which was the first of its kind in the country. In the last couple years, local master gardeners, led by Harriet McCarthy, have meticulously restored the garden. The Bethabara garden is based on the oldest-known plan for a medical garden in the country and includes many unusual plants and several that are difficult — or even illegal — to grow, such as opium poppies. Harriet McCarthy will share some of this history behind the garden and its significance in Wachovia.



Taimur Sullivan (left)

 TSTC Program – Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30pm 

“Composing the City”

This School, This City: Celebrating 50 Years of UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem (TSTC) will host “Composing the City” at the New Winston Museum. “Composing the City” will be an evening highlighted by “HYPHEN,” a new music composition for saxophone ensemble inspired by this school and this city titled. Composed by Kenneth M. Florence, a 4th year composer in the UNCSA School of Music and winner of the Sarah Graham Kenan Award, “HYPHEN” will be performed by uncsaX under the direction of School of Music faculty member Taimur Sullivan. Also on the program will be world premieres of new works composed by students in UNCSA composition program especially for uncsaX, as well as a duet for sax and electric guitar composed by UNCSA faculty member Eric Schwartz, and a work by former faculty member, Russell Peck. Discussion to follow.
george_washington_still1Made in W-S – Thursday May 14, 2015 – 7:30pm at a/perture cinema

Film Screening of George Washington (2000)

Written and directed by UNCSA alum David Gordon Green, “George Washington” was filmed in Winston-Salem. Plot Summary: George and his adolescent friends all live in a poor North Carolina suburb, where the only jobs available are at a local salvage yard. Tragedy strikes when one of George’s friends is accidentally killed and the group, fearing punishment, decides to hide the body. This event is free and open to the public.

 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.



. . . More events to be announced soon.

Past Events

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