Collection Spotlight, Exhibits, Goings On, New Acquisitions, Our Treasures, Uncategorized

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.

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!

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

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


Geocaching for Winston-Salem’s Downtown

Recently, we received an email from a scout in Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America), Sarina Horner. She belongs to Troop 729, an all female troop of the Scouts BSA. She had decided to make a fun geocaching experience for those wanting to learn more about downtown Winston-Salem, its history, and the Scouts BSA.… Continue reading Geocaching for Winston-Salem’s Downtown