In October 2018 the Archives received a $1500 grant from the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County that paired with a $500 grant received from the Old Salem Garden Club that July to fund the creation of a series of three traveling exhibits over the next year. All are “Treasures from the Moravian Archives” which highlight the variety of resources for studying the area’s horticultural history. The first exhibit, “The Languages of Flowers in Moravian Wachovia” opened in January 2019. The second exhibit, “The Botanizers of Salem, 1785-1835,” opened in September 2019. The third exhibit, “Nurturing the Gardeners of Wachovia,” was scheduled to open in spring 2020 until the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To inquire about the exhibits and possible scheduling at your venue, please contact the Archives. Only fees associated with the exhibit at this time is transportation to and from your venue. Exhibit panels are 3’x5′ gatorboard and are mounted using removable velcro strips.
“The Botanizers of Salem” in the Archives’ Archie K. Davis building.
“The Botanizers of Salem, 1785-1835” Past Venues: Alpha Chapel at Historic Bethania (January-February 2020; Moravian Archives, Winston-Salem (September-November 2019).
“The Languages of Flowers in Moravian Wachovia”Past Venues: North Carolina Room, Forsyth County Public Library 666 W. Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC (September-October 2019); Historic Bethania Alpha Chapel, Bethania, NC (July-August 2019); Moravian Archives, Winston-Salem (February-April 2019). Opening in April 2020 at Historic Bethabara Park delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.