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

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

Wednesday October 12, 2016 


Join guest speaker, Dr. Tim Marr, professor of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill, as he makes “sense” of the relationship between the rise of modern advertising and the growth of American tobacco companies in the 20th Century. As the tobacco industry grew, so did national competition, spurring innovation and changing how corporations and the public thought of advertising. Through images and illustrations he will compare and contrast two giants in the industry: R.J. Reynolds in Winston-Salem and American Tobacco 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.


Maestro Moody & the symphony, photo courtesy of J Farley Photography

“Music in Winston-Salem” Salon Series – The WS Symphony @70: Stories from the Stage

Thursday October 27, 2016 – 5:30pm 

Music Director and Conductor Robert Moody, along with a panel of current and former Winston-Salem Symphony musicians, will discuss their experiences both on stage and off as the Symphony celebrates its 70th anniversary season.

The Symphony grew out of a small group of musicians who performed together regularly for special programs and played its first concert in 1947 to an overflow audience at Salem College’s Memorial Hall. 70 years later, the Winston-Salem Symphony has become one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. Learn about the early years of the Symphony, stories of memorable concerts with internationally acclaimed artists such as James Galway, Joshua Bell, and Yo-Yo Ma, and backstage ‘secrets’ of the Symphony from its 70 year history!


Courtesy of Dr. Cyndi Briggs

Veterans & The Healing Power of Storytelling 

Thursday November 10, 2016 


How can stories heal? With a focus on military veterans, this lively presentation invites the audience to experience the power of storytelling in the healing process. As veterans make up nearly 10% of North Carolina’s population, this conversation is both timely and necessary. Combat veterans in particular may come home with unseen scars that take a lifetime to heal. Sharing stories with caring others can help lift the burden of war. 
In honor of Veterans’ Day on November 11th, join us for this community conversation featuring Cyndi Briggs, professor of counseling and oral historian, Jacinta White, poet and founder of the Word Project, Connie Schroeder, Executive Director of Twin City Stage, and Don Timmons, Vietnam veteran and Community Partnership & Veteran Support Coordinator with Hospice and Palliative Care Center’s We Honor Veterans program. 
In addition, audio clips and photographs from Dr. Briggs’ World War II veterans oral history project will be shown. Come share in this healing conversation. 
*October 28-30, 2016, Twin City Stage is presenting the world premier of Shades of Valor, an intimate, personal exploration of military, race, and class warfare.

. . . More events to be announced soon.

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