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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.

Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History

Longrifles of the Wachovia Tract

C. Michael Briggs is a native and resident of Greensboro, N.C. He is a longtime student of local history and a collector of Piedmont North Carolina decorative arts including North Carolina longrifles and banded powder horns. He has done programs on these subjects for the National Park Service, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts,… Continue reading Longrifles of the Wachovia Tract

Events, Featured, Genealogy, Government Resources

1950 Census, It’s Here!

Finally, after 72 years the 17th Census (1950) has been released. Hard to believe it - genealogists everywhere have been waiting for this moment, including all of us in the North Carolina Collection. What will we find out, better yet, who will we find? North Carolina Collection waiting for the 1950 Census Release. First of… Continue reading 1950 Census, It’s Here!

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


Black History Hunt

We're back again this year with our Black History Hunt for Forsyth County. We have handouts and a display up all month long. We have a new display this year featuring yearbooks, a reel on George Black and his significance, and more. Items on Atkins and Carver High Schools The hunt will cover some of… Continue reading Black History Hunt

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