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.
“Disabilities” Salon Series – Institution to Revolution: The Dark Days
Thursday January 28, 2016 – 5:30pm
Our 1st quarter 2016 Salon Series theme is “Out of the Shadows–Illuminating Disabilities.” Bryan Dooley, Winston-Salem resident and national disability advocate, will begin the series with, “Institution to Revolution: The Dark Days,” a review of life before the Americans with Disabilities Act and a personal account of his family’s journey as early beneficiaries of the ADA. Check out Bryan’s blog, Observations from Below, on Huffington Post.
PTA Exhibit Programming – Safe Bus: Driving Forward
Thursday February 11, 2016 – 5:30pm
Join us for a panel discussion about the historic Safe Bus Company, an African-American owned and operated transportation service that flourished in Winston-Salem during Jim Crow, and eventually became the the largest African-American owned transportation business in the world. Tina L. Carson-Wilkins of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority will share her research on the creation of Safe Bus Company and its impact on our community, and several former Safe Bus employees will share their personal stories.
Strange Bedfellows: The Romance of Winston and Salem
Saturday February 13, 2016 – 2:00pm @ Old Salem’s Gray Auditorium
From the founding of Winston in 1849 until the eventual merger with Salem in 1913, the two towns were engaged in a tumultuous relationship. In time for your Valentine’s Day plans, New Winston Museum’s Curator of Education, Chris Jordan, will present a lighthearted look at the love-hate relationship that created Winston-Salem. This program is in partnership with Old Salem Museums and Gardens’ 250th Anniversary Celebration and will be held at the James A. Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27101).
“Disabilities” Salon Series – Friends or Foes: Winston-Salem’s Shades of Gray
Thursday February 25, 2016 – 5:30pm
This program will focus on how local institutions impact those living with disabilities. Panelists include representatives from The Centers for Exceptional Children, The Enrichment Center, Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, and The Adaptables Center for Independent Living.
. . . More events to be announced soon.