The Archives exhibit in the lobby of our Archie K. Davis Center, “The Languages of Flowers in Moravian Wachovia,” is being held over until the end of April. See the exhibit now with original artifacts before it goes on the road.
On Saturday, April 20, the Archives will be open from 9:00AM to 1:00PM for a special “Family and Flowers” day. While many are in the area taking care of gravestones at God’s Acre on Great Sabbath morning, we want to open our doors and invite you in to see our reading room resources on family history, and to view our exhibit on “The Languages of Flowers in Moravian Wachovia.” Light refreshments will also be provided.
On Saturday, April 13, the Archives hosts a Gravestone Cleaning Workshop from 4:00-6:00 pm, co-sponsored by the New Winston Museum and the Town of Bethania. Gather outside of the Archie K. Davis Center at 457 S. Church (next to Salem’s God’s Acre behind Cedarhyrst) as Michele Williams, PhD, Visitor Services Manager for the Town of Bethania, demonstrates state-of-the-art gravestone cleaning techniques using Biological D-2 Solution, being adopted this year by Salem Congregation for use in our graveyards. Supplies will be provided but RSVP to Nicole Crabbe required. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org . Rain date: April 15 at 4:00p.m.
On Thursday, April 11, the Lunchtime Lecture from 12:15 until 1:00pm will be “An Introduction to Moravian Memoirs for Young Persons,” by Archivist Eric Elliott. Lectures are held in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall in the Archie K. Davis Building, 457 S. Church Street in Winston-Salem.
On Saturday, April 6, the Archives will join with 22 other area organizations to celebrate the first annual Triad History Day from 10AM until 3PM, at the Greensboro History Museum (130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401). It’s a free one-day public festival focused on Triad history, both the stories and the people who preserve them. For more info see the Triad History Day Facebook page.
We have rescheduled Richard Starbuck from March to a later date to speak as Lunchtime Lecturer. On March 14 from 12:15-1:00 pm at the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall on the second floor of our Archives Building Archivist J. Eric Elliott will speak on the creation of the Archives traveling exhibit “The Languages of Flowers in Moravian Wachovia.” A door prize winner will get some take-home flowers. The exhibit is viewable during normal Archives’ public hours, 9:30am-noon and 1:30-4:30pm, Mondays-Thursdays, and the display is accompanied by selected artifacts from the Archives’ vault. The exhibit was written by Archivist Elliott and made possible by grants from the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and the Old Salem Garden Club.