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A Century of Black Life, History and Culture


Old Salem Museums & Gardens Black History Month Events:


Kids Black History Month Tour: Brothers' and Sisters' Amazing Quest
Throughout February
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
St. Philips Heritage Center

Celebrate Black History month with St. Philips Heritage Center as they offer daily activities and tours for kids to enjoy and learn about the history, art, and culture of African-Americans. Discover how the enslaved and free African-Americans worked and lived in Salem. Explore St. Philips African Moravian Church, North Carolina's oldest standing African-American church. Children receive a prize upon completing the quest. Must have an admission ticket in order to participate. For ticket prices click here


Puppet Show: 

A Night in the African-American Portrait Gallery
February 11, 13, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27
Frank L. Horton Museum Center in Old Salem
(924 South Main Street)
This puppet show highlights the African Americans who have paved the way for others with their contributions to our history and features the voices of community personalities, Rev. Darryl Aaron, Rudy Anderson,  D'Walla Simmons-Burke, Garrett Davis, Nathan Ross Freeman, Miles Harry and Kathryn Mobley.
Included with an All-in-One ticket or $2 per person (puppet show only).



Hidden Legacy Tour: The African American Influence in Southern Decorative Arts
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in February
Frank L. Horton Museum Center (924 South Main Street)
This 45-minute tour focuses on the African American stories behind some of MESDA‘s most iconic objects, including works by North Carolina cabinetmaker Thomas Day, the Edgefield, South Carolina, potter David Drake, and the Baltimore, Maryland, painter Joshua Johnson.
This tour will be offered in February on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. (as well as 2 p.m. on Saturday the 21st) or by advanced appointment during regular museum hours by calling 336-779-6140 at least one week in advance.
Admission is included with the purchase of an All-in-One ticket and FREE for Friends of Old Salem & Friends of MESDA.
If purchased separately, admission is $11 for Adults and $5 and for children ages 6-16. Tickets may be purchased at the Horton Center Desk.


President’s Day
Saturday, February 21
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Old Salem Historic District
- Learn about the first election in which African Americans could vote.

St. Philips Heritage Center
- Make and Taste Election Cake in the Single Brothers’ - Workshop Kitchen (Lower Level)

- Learn about the popular election punch, participate in voting, and hear period music.- Salem Tavern Museum
Lots more activities throughout the district!
Included with an All-in-One ticket


"Created Equal" Film Series
Location: James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium inside Old Salem's Visitor Center
Free to the public.

In honoring of the 150th anniversary of the ending of slavery, Old Salem Museums & Gardens presents a film screening series that chronicles the Civil Rights Movement in the American south. Abbreviated versions of the documentaries will be shown along with discussion forums and scholarly presentations. Old Salem is also home to St. Philips African Moravian Church. It was here, in the pulpit, that freedom was announced to the community of Salem on May 21, 1865. For more on black history in Old Salem visit www.oldsalem.org/african-american-heritage.

Screening Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 11: The Abolitionists; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 18: The Abolitionists; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 15: The Loving Story; Noon - 1:30 p.m.





    A Century of Black Life, History and Culture

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    Art Exhibition - African American  Quilt Show


    2/2/2015 - 4/25/2015 See details for times, at Delta Arts Center

    2611 New Walkertown Rd.,

    Samplers and Symmetry V: Pieces by Area African American Quilters.” One of the most popular exhibits the Delta Arts Center hosts, draws quilters from around the area. Opening reception, Sunday, February 8, 3pm. Call to schedule a tour. GALLERY HOURS Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm. Saturday: 11am - 3pm. Gallery will be closed to the public on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
    Cost: free and open to the public.
    Need more information?  336-722-2625  nadiyah@deltaartscenter.org  www.deltaartscenter.org


    The Color Purple: A Musical About Love

    2/21/2015 - See details for times, at High Point Theatre 220 E. Commerce Aveune, Winston-Salem

      The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Shows at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

      Cost: $30 - $35

      Need more information?  336-887-3001     www.highpointtheatre.com



    2/23/2015 - 7:00 PM, at


    CARVER SCHOOL ROAD, Winston-Salem

      The Northwood Estates Know-Your-Neighbor Club will have its annual `African-American Month Celebration` at the Carl H. Russell, Sr. Community Center on the above date and time. The speaker will be John X. Miller, managing editor of the Winston-Salem Journal Newspaper. The general pubic is cordially invited to attend, however registrations are urged. Please call 767-4087 to make reservations no later than February 20, 2015. Naomi W. Jones is president of the club. Millie T. Davidson is the program chairperson. Rudolph V. Boone, Sr. (vice president) is in charge of this particular celebration.

      Cost: FREE, however reservations are urged!

      Need more information?  336 - 767-4087  rvb0720@aol.com






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