Events, Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.

"Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina" Join us for an engaging talk with author, historian, and storyteller Randell Jones. Learn about the fascinating lives of women in North Carolina who dared to live life on their terms. The talk will include special remarks about the subject of our current Women's History Month exhibit, "Lucy… Continue reading Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

Sanborn Insurance Maps Now Available Digitally

Our collection of Sanborn Insurance Maps have been digitized and are now accessible on the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center's website. These maps are helpful for researching historic properties and businesses, past street names, and historic neighborhoods, including ones that no longer exist. The maps are digitally available in high resolution with zoom capability. A… Continue reading Sanborn Insurance Maps Now Available Digitally

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

Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

The S.S. Winston-Salem goes to war…

Winston-Salem Journal, December 28, 1919 On December 27, 1919, Dewitt Chatham, a twenty year old resident of Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem raised her arm and said “I dub thee ’The City of Winston-Salem’ and broke a bottle over the bow of a 400 foot, 10,000 ton ship, which then slid down the way into… Continue reading The S.S. Winston-Salem goes to war…

Local History, Winston-Salem

A half century of Ask SAM…where is it going?

Once upon a time, there was this guy named Roy Thompson, who worked for Piedmont Publishing Company, the publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Twin City Sentinel. When he was in reporter mode, Roy was one of the best reporters the local newspapers ever had. But it was his columnist mode that made him… Continue reading A half century of Ask SAM…where is it going?

Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

It all began at the Central Library, 660 West Fifth Street…

  At 6:30 PM, Monday, February 26, 1979 a new exhibit opened at the Central Library on West Fifth Street in Winston-Salem. It was created by Vernon Logan, the local leader of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, headed nationally by David Duke. It consisted of documents and artifacts, including hoods and robes, relating… Continue reading It all began at the Central Library, 660 West Fifth Street…