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Old Salem Launches History Nerd Alerts!
Social Media Posts Connecting History to the COVID-19 Crisis
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 25, 2020) – As part of its efforts to continue offering innovative educational opportunities to students and teachers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Old Salem Museums & Gardens has launched “History Nerd Alerts!,” which are social media posts highlighting interesting and educational historical information about artifacts related to illness, medicine, and health in Old Salem’s collections. The “History Nerd Alerts!” are designed for teachers, parents, students, and any interested people who are learning online due to school closures and are no longer able to visit the Old Salem Historic District due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures. “History Nerd Alerts!” connect Old Salem’s collections and history to what is going on in the world today (specifically the COVID-19 pandemic) and can be found at @OldSalemInc on Facebook and Instagram.
“History Nerd Alerts! are another way Old Salem is engaging with students, teachers, and others during the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Frank Vagnone, President and CEO of Old Salem. “Along with our Old Salem Exploratorium series, we think the History Nerd Alerts! are wonderful opportunities for students to connect what is happening in the world today with what life was like in early Salem. We are posting ‘History Nerd Alerts!’ often so follow us on Facebook and Instagram!”
About Old Salem Voted the 2019 #1 Tourist Attraction in North Carolina (AAA), Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a unique living history site with a tactile-driven, immersive visitor experience. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem are quickly becoming nationally known for innovative and novel interpretive models and programs. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.