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Sugar and Spice

Sweet, spicy ginger cookies. One of the joys of living here in Winston-Salem is that ginger cookies aren't just for holidays. They are a celebration no matter when you eat them. So thin and crispy, just the right "spicy", it's no problem to eat the entire package yourself. Where did these delectable little tidbits come… Continue reading Sugar and Spice

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OTSP: The Bethels and the Case of the Hotel Bethel

This is the fourth and final post in a four-part series that will examine different African American aspects of life in Forsyth County, NC during the same time span of the book, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The time span of the book is from 1905-1948, which these posts will… Continue reading OTSP: The Bethels and the Case of the Hotel Bethel

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OTSP: The Horton Branch continued with Nell Wright

This is the third post in a four-part series that will examine different African American aspects of life in Forsyth County, NC during the same time span as the book, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The time span of the book is from 1905-1948, which these posts will roughly follow.… Continue reading OTSP: The Horton Branch continued with Nell Wright

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. A time to celebrate and acknowledge the traditions, languages, contributions and stories of native cultures. For the month of November, the North Carolina Collection will be hosting the exhibit, "Saura Native Americans" highlighting the lives of the Saura, also known as the Cheraw. They were one of a number… Continue reading Native American Heritage Month

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

Forgotten Cemeteries

Nothing screams Halloween like an abandoned/overgrown cemetery. Winston-Salem is home to quite a few of these and they come in all shapes and sizes. When I started this blog post I thought I would write a little about all the small lesser-known burial grounds in Forsyth County. Then I thought, okay just Winston-Salem. Now it's… Continue reading Forgotten Cemeteries

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OTSP: Mary Hairston and the Horton Branch Library

This is the second post in a four-part series that will examine different African American aspects of life in Forsyth County, NC during the same time span as the book, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The time span of the book is from 1905-1948, which these posts will roughly follow.… Continue reading OTSP: Mary Hairston and the Horton Branch Library

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OTSP: Early Black reporters in Winston-Salem

This is the first post in a four-part series that will examine different African American aspects of life in Forsyth County, NC during the same time span as the book, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The time span of the book is from 1905-1948, which these posts will roughly follow.… Continue reading OTSP: Early Black reporters in Winston-Salem

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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