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Exhibits, Local History, Winston-Salem

History of the Children’s Home

In September members of the Children's Home Alumni Association curated an exhibit for display in the North Carolina Collection. Come and see this wonderful collection of photographs, artifacts, and history of the Children's Home of Winston-Salem. The Children's Home opened in 1909 on the former site of the Davis Military Academy. It is now Crossnore… Continue reading History of the Children’s Home

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

First pizza in the Twin City…

As always, click images for larger size where available... There has always been pizza, or something like it. As soon as people began baking flatbreads, they began putting toppings on them. The ancient Chinese, the Egyptians, the Semites, the Assyrians, the Sumerians, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans and pretty much everyone else all made… Continue reading First pizza in the Twin City…

Local History, Winston-Salem

How Race Street got its name…

As always, click the pictures for full size when available So the question was "How did Race Street in Old Salem get its name?" Race Street is one of our shortest, stretching barely one short block. The answer to the question is simple, but not as short as Race Street itself. For tens of thousands… Continue reading How Race Street got its name…

Events, Forsyth County, Local History

“The American Tobacco Culture: Our Heritage” at Central Library on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

The North Carolina Collection is proudly partnering with the New Winston Museum to bring you the North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholars. This series brings scholars to the Library to present programs based on their research about North Carolina history and culture. Read below to learn about the next program. Information provided by the New… Continue reading “The American Tobacco Culture: Our Heritage” at Central Library on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Archives, Events, Forsyth County, Winston-Salem

Documentary Screening: The Final Rummage @ Central Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18 @ 2:30 p.m.

  The Winston-Salem Junior League Rummage Sale was an annual event for many years, raising money for the Junior League and providing Winston-Salem residents with a fun way to find bargains of all kinds. Local filmmaker Diana Greene documented the final rummage sale in 2013, and will be on hand for this screening in the… Continue reading Documentary Screening: The Final Rummage @ Central Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18 @ 2:30 p.m.