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New Winston Museum Announces New Exhibits

Cruising in the Twin City New Winston Museum

New Winston Museum presents
“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” Exhibit Programs

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.

 

Programs will include:

 Family Saturdays:

“Start Your Engines!”

Oct. 17, 10:00am-2pm at New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall Street

Take a stroll around our lot to get a close-up view of antique automobiles and race-cars on display. After cruising around the classic cars, stop inside to see how cars have affected our local history! Also enjoy free coffee and refreshments.

 Salon Series:

“Cruising in the Twin City”

Oct. 22 at 5:30pm at New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall Street

The Museum’s fourth quarter Salon Series will focus on transportation and its impact on the development of the Winston-Salem community. From cruising down Stratford Road to young lovers parking on secluded back roads, master storyteller Fam Brownlee will share insights on the role of the automobile on the lives of teenagers in our city’s history.

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.

Start Your Engines

 

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 Monday-Friday 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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