Old Salem Museums & Gardens Presents “Arts Alive in Old Salem” A special program highlighting the music and arts of the early Moravians

"Old Salem Museums & Gardens will offer an educational program entitled “Arts Alive in Old Salem” on March 26 and April 9 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Arts Alive brings the wonderful history of the arts in early America to life for young people. The cost is $9 per student, $20 for adults and reservations can be made by calling 1-800-441-5305.  Students must be accompanied by a teacher or adult.

The Moravians, who founded Salem in 1766, were widely known for their music as well as their handcrafts: pottery, cabinetry, guns, silver, tin wares, and textiles. Music and the arts were interwoven into the daily life of Salem through work, worship, and education.  Children in grades K-5 are invited to visit Old Salem for a day of hands-on arts based activities and demonstrations throughout the historic town.

Some of the hands-on activities participants will experience include:

  • Watching a puppet show based on Cherokee legends with interactive activities after the performance.
  • Learning about the Moravian legacy of music in Salem both secular and sacred and hear the 1800 Tannenberg Organ.
  • Enjoying a delightful look at early childhood in Salem through a study of photographs from our collection.
  • Trying their hand at block printing and theorem painting.
  • Learning about the art of Moravian decorated pottery.
  • And many more hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout the historic district.

About Old Salem

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org."
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