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More at New Winston Museum in November

NEW WINSTON MUSEUM PRESENTS
“PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES” EXHIBIT PROGRAMS IN NOVEMBER

New Winston Museum is pleased to announce upcoming programs in concert with our latest exhibit, “Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change.” Exhibit related programming will take place on a monthly basis and include a variety of transportation focused panel discussions, lectures and family-friendly events. All events are free and open to the public.
November programs will include:

​Family Saturdays: “Wheels Up!”
November 7th, 10:00am-2pm at New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall Street

Join us on “Family Saturdays” to take part in special activities related to our current exhibition. Wheels Up will be a fun-filled day of flight-themed activities, included remote-controlled plane demonstrations, flight simulators, paper airplane contests, and lots of information on local aviation.

Salon Series: “All Aboard”
November 19th5:30-7pm at New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall Street
Our second transportation-themed discussion will be all about trains. Local train expert, Dr. Jeff Miller will share his perspective on the impact of the railroad on the American experience and the development of Winston-Salem, with particular emphasis on the locally run Winston-Salem Southbound railway.

About the exhibit: From thundering locomotives to soaring flying machines, the idea of open, free movement has long captured our collective imagination. The advance of transportation from the wagon to the automobile follows closely the story of our city’s founding and growth. Over the last three centuries, different modes of transportation have pushed and pulled our population and economy, taking us through periods of urbanization and suburbanization, always changing how we interact with our space and each other. Winston-Salem is a living city, constantly rolling through history on wheels of change. “Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change” provides a glimpse into the varied ways in which the history of how we move has affected how we live today.

 

The exhibition will run from September 19, 2015 through May 28, 2016 and includes interactive elements and activities for children and school groups of all ages. Exhibit sponsors are the Piedmont Aviation Historical Society and the North Carolina Humanities Council. Exhibit programming sponsor is North State Aviation.

 

About New Winston Museum

The Mission of New Winston Museum is to preserve, promote, and present the dynamic history and diverse stories of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community through education and collaboration. Museum hours are MondayFriday from Noon-5 pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm. Admission is free and donations are gladly accepted. Please visit the web site at www.newwinston.org or call 336.724.2842.


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