Salem and Wachovia History Resources
Old Salem Museums & Gardens The restoration organization, through its Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, houses a research library on residents of Salem and artisans throughout the South, and publishes an online research journal. Old Salem has also done extensive research on African-Americans of the area.
Salem College The college maintains its own archive, including records on those who attending the Female Boarding School going back to 1804.
Wachovia Historical Society Its mission is “the collection, preservation, and dissemination of everything relating to the history, antiquities, and literature of the Moravian Church in the South.”
Moravian and Moravian History Resources
Moravian Archives, Herrnhut, Germany Founded in 1764, the Unity Archives is the official repository for the central institutions of the worldwide Moravian Church.
Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Our Northern Province Archives holds records of Moravian churches north and west of Virginia, and is a noted center for academic studies of Moravian life.
Moravian Theological Seminary The link here is to a “basic bibliography” works on church history, that also includes non-English and unpublished sources, and some web links.
Moravian Music Foundation Our Davis Center housemates collect, recover, preserve, and disseminate the rich musical culture of Moravians.
Moravian Archives NetWORK This is a gateway portal to records held at Moravian Archives around the world.
Center for Moravian Studies The Center promotes the study of the history, theology, and mission of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) by serving as a link for scholars, research institutions, and resources.
Moravian Church in North America, Board of Cooperative Ministries Resource List This is a 2015 review of publications and web links on the current church, with some history.
Forsyth County Area Historical Groups and Institutions
Clemmons Historical Society
Forsyth County Genealogy Society
Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
Historic Bethabara Park
Kernersville Historic Preservation Society
Lewisville Historical Society
New Winston Museum
North Carolina Collection at the Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) with entertaining and informative updates at its local history blog as well.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Rural Hall Depot
Rural Hall Historic Society
Society for the Study of Afro-American History
Triad Cultural Arts
Walkertown Area Historical Society
Academic, State and Federal History Resources
Library of Congress Digital Collections
NC Digital Heritage Center
Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill
Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University
C. G. O’Kelly Library at Winston-Salem State University
Professional Organizations and Affiliations
American Association for State and Local History
American Historical Association
Archivists of Religious Collections Section, SAA
North Carolina Preservation Consortium
Society for American Archivists
Visitor Information and Nearby Lodging
Visit Winston-Salem The City’s excellent tourism professionals can connect you to lodging, restaurant and entertainment activities during your stay in our area.
Augustus Zevely Inn In June 1845, Dr. Zevely purchased this just constructed house to serve both as his professional office and as an inn for travelers whom the Salem Tavern across the street could not accommodate. Restored now as a bed and breakfast.
Historic Brookstown Inn Housed in what was originally the first Moravian-owned factory in 1837, the Inn features a large lobby history display on the role of the Fries family in the development of modern Winston-Salem.