The NC Room was thrilled to welcome enthusiastic researchers from Professor Blee’s public history course at Wake Forest University this semester. The products of their work are on display on April 30 and everyone is invited. Looks like it will be a fascinating evening. See the invitation below:

 Students of Wake Forest University’s Public History course cordially invite you to attend:

Winston-Salem Histories:  

Explorations in Memory, Place, and Community

April 30th at Krankies Coffee –  211 East 3rd Street

Presentations and screenings commence at 8 PM

       Photographs courtesy of Digital Forsyth

 This presentation of students’ exhibits and documentary films features local voices, memories, and new research on Winston-Salem history.  Whether a long-time resident or new arrival, come learn some of the stories about Winston-Salem’s past that shaped the city and matter for the future.



The Legacy of Union Station: Past, Present, and Future

The Unfinished Process of Desegregation in Winston-Salem, 1957-present

Community Gardening, Past and Present


Documentary Films

Popping Bubbles: Bridging Communities Through Art

Cigarettes and Soap Operas: The Forgotten History of Winston-Salem Tobacco

Practical, Functional, or Beautiful?  Preserving Memory Through Means of Adaptive Reuse


Free and open to the public. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts from local businesses

Sponsored by the WFU Department of History and the Institute for Public Engagement