Old Salem Museums & Gardens Presents Easter in Old Salem

Celebration of Easter Traditions Includes
Hands-On Activities for the Whole Family!

"WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Old Salem Museums & Gardens will celebrate Easter, one of the most important seasons in the Moravian Church, on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a full day of fun events perfect for all ages. Easter in Old Salem will take place throughout the Historic District, although most activities will take place at the Vierling House and Barn. All Easter activities, including the Easter Egg Hunt, are included with an All-In-One ticket, which is $23 for adults and $11 for children ages 6-16.

The Easter season has been revered in the Moravian faith for hundreds of years. From the first Easter sunrise service in 1772, Salem has taken part in the tradition that continues today. Old Salem Museums & Gardens observes the holiday with an event the Saturday before Easter. Visitors can take part in traditional Easter crafts and activities such as decorating Easter eggs in a historic fashion. A modern Easter Egg Hunt will also take place.
Attendees will learn about important Moravian Easter traditions and will participate in many hands-on activities. For example, they can participate in dyeing eggs with natural materials in the Vierling House Kitchen.
Other events planned include:

  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Salem Tavern Meadow (10:30 a.m.)
  • Hands-on Easter Egg painting in the Vierling Barn (11 a.m.-Noon and 1-3:30 p.m.)
  • Demonstration of Easter music on the Tannenberg organ in the Visitor Center (11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
·         Hear teens from Authoring Action figuratively bring Moravians back to life through poetic verse at St. Philips Heritage Center (2 p.m.)

Activities are included with an All-In-One ticket, which is $23 for adults and $11 for children ages 6-16.  Friends of Old Salem enjoy free admission. For more information, please call 336-721-7300 or email info@oldsalem.org. Additional information can also be found at oldsalem.org/easter.

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."

- A Press Release

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