Patricia L Christian was at Old Salem on Sunday afternoon. Old Salem is a village that was settle by the Moravians about 1753. The village is the Salem part of the City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Old Salem is a historical site that is not as well known as Williamsburg, Va, but it seems to be just as relevant to the history of this country. The restoration of Old Salem is phenomenal and is worth a visit to anyone who has an interest in the history of this country.
This is an excerpt of what Wikipedia has to say about Old Salem…Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It features a living history museum (operated by the non-profit Old Salem Museums & Gardens, organized as Old Salem Inc.) that interprets the restored Moravian community. The non-profit organization began its work in 1950, although some private residents had restored buildings earlier. As the Old Salem Historic District, it was declared a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1966. The district showcases the culture of the Moravian settlement in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th centuries, communal buildings, churches, houses, and shops.”
Walk the cobblestone streets or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through this North Carolina historic district founded in 1766. Period-costumed artisans such as tinsmiths, cobblers and carpenters demonstrate their trades in several restored buildings while greeting visitors. You’ll also discover four museums and one of the nation’s oldest operating bakeries, which still makes world-famous Moravian cookies.
Visitors to Old Salem Museums & Gardens experience authentic early-American history brought to life through storytelling, original buildings, hands-on activities, music and events as well as world class artifacts. The Historic Town of Salem and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), along with award-winning heirloom gardens-engage visitors in a memorable, historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.
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Patricia L Christian visited Old Salem. A book signing or promotion was not planned for this trip. This was a one day event for relaxation and pleasure. It was a pleasurable and learning experience.