• February 5, 2016
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New Winston Museum is pleased to announce upcoming programs in concert with our latest exhibit, “Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change,” Old Salem Museums and Gardens 250th Anniversary, and our monthly Salon Series events. All events are free and open to the public.

February events will include:

Exhibit Program

Safe Bus Company: Driving Forward
February 11th, 5:30pm
New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall Street

Join us for a panel discussion about the historic Safe Bus Company, an African-American owned and operated transportation service that flourished in Winston-Salem during Jim Crow, and eventually became the largest African-American owned transportation business in the world. Tina L. Carson-Wilkins of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority will share her research on the creation of Safe Bus Company and its impact on our community, and several former Safe Bus employees will share their personal stories.

Old Salem Museums and Gardens’ 250th Anniversary Celebration

Strange Bedfellows: The Romance of Winston and Salem
Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium (900 Old Salem Road)

From the founding of Winston in 1849 until the eventual merger with Salem in 1913, the two towns were engaged in a tumultuous relationship. In time for your Valentine’s Day plans, New Winston Museum’s Curator of Education, Chris Jordan, will present a lighthearted look at the love-hate relationship that created Winston-Salem. This program is in partnership with Old Salem Museums and Gardens’ 250th Anniversary Celebration and will be held at the James A. Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27101). No reservations required.

Illuminating Disabilities Salon Series

Friends or Foes: Winston-Salem’s Shades of Gray
January 28th, 5:30-7pm
New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall Street

This program will focus on how local institutions impact those living with disabilities. Panelists include representatives from The Centers for Exceptional ChildrenThe Enrichment CenterWinston-Salem Industries for the Blind, and The Adaptables, Inc, Center for Independent Living.


About the “Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change” 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 atwww.newwinston.org or call 336.724.2842.

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