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Sketchbook Legacy is Back.

Once again and with great pleasure we are hosting the Sketchbook Legacy project sponsored by Art for Art's Sake. Ms. Miller's 8th grade art class from Meadowlark Middle School, has been working hard creating sketchbooks for this year's exhibit. And for the first time we were able to host an open house here in the… Continue reading Sketchbook Legacy is Back.

Exhibits, Forsyth County, Genealogy, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

America 250 Celebration

People have been asking why we have a Christmas Tree in our research room. It is not in fact, a Christmas Tree. It is a Patriot Tree 🇺🇸! Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the NSDAR America 250 Patriot Tree The Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution… Continue reading America 250 Celebration

Exhibits, Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

National Women’s History Month Exhibit

During National Women’s History Month, we celebrate Lucy Bramlette Patterson, whose life of service a century ago to Winston-Salem and North Carolina remains an inspiration for those nonprofit organizations working today to continue making our community a better place for all citizens to live. A graduate of Salem Academy in 1882, she engaged our community… Continue reading National Women’s History Month Exhibit

Collection Spotlight, Exhibits, Featured, Forsyth County, New Acquisitions, Our Treasures, Uncategorized, Winston-Salem

Sketchbook Legacy 2021

We're back with a whole new group of talented young artists. Sketchbook Legacy - a project in collaboration with Art for Art's Sake - started last year at Meadowlark Middle School. The spring project asked Mrs. Miller's 8th graders to create a sketchbook or altered book. "Stay Positive & Covid Negative" - Kayla Harris Some… Continue reading Sketchbook Legacy 2021

Archives, Exhibits, Local History

Hanes Hosiery Basketball Exhibit

Visit the Central Library in June to view our expanded exhibit on the Hanes Hosiery Basketball Team. We have items on display from two Hanes Hosiery basketball and softball players; Maxine "Jimmie" Vaughn Williams and Hazel Starrette Phillips. Included in the exhibit are newspaper articles, photographs, awards, and scrapbooks of the players. The North Carolina… Continue reading Hanes Hosiery Basketball Exhibit

Collection Spotlight, Exhibits, Featured, Forsyth County, New Acquisitions, Our Treasures, Uncategorized, Winston-Salem

Sketchbook Legacy

Sketchbook Legacy - a project in collaboration with Art of Art's Sake, began at Meadowlark Middle School in Mrs. Miller's art room. The spring project asked her 8th graders to complete a sketchbook or altered book. Some books are based on songs. "Rolling in the Deep" (by Adele) - Emma Hanes "Desperado" (by the Eagles)… Continue reading Sketchbook Legacy

Exhibits, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

Commemorating the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Women's suffrage, the right of women to vote in elections, was a hard-won right by generations of women. In the United States, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress on May 19, 1919, and ratified by states on August 18, 1920, one hundred years ago this year. To commemorate the 100th… Continue reading Commemorating the Ratification of the 19th Amendment