Mast General Store Celebrates Friends’ Day on September 12

"The Dalai Lama observes: “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” There is much wisdom in his quote. On Saturday, September 12, the Mast Store in Winston-Salem is celebrating Friends’ Day by hosting volunteers from Old Salem Museums and Gardens. 

The staff and volunteers at Old Salem Museums and Gardens are dedicated to transporting visitors to the late 1700s. Through original structures and costumed interpreters the life and times of the Moravians, who settled in Salem, comes to life.

Old Salem began coming together in 1950, when a group of volunteers united to preserve and restore the town of Salem for future generations. Today, the group is undertaking an ambitious program to re-imagine the potential for the museums, gardens, and town. The On Common Ground initiative hopes to fund improvements to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and the Frank L. Horton Museum Center, as well as the restoration of the Boys’ School and the Dr. Samuel Benjamin Vierling House. These projects, along with others in support of Old Salem, will continue to enhance the visitor experience and the attraction’s sustainability.

“Old Salem Museums and Gardens is a great neighbor for us in our newest home, Winston-Salem,” said Fred Martin, president of the Mast Store. “They have helped us with native plantings for the walkway beside the store and have shared their history and the history of the area with our staff members to help us enhance our customers’ experiences in town.”

At the end of the day on Saturday, September 12, the Mast Store will make a donation of 10% of the day’s sales from the store in Winston-Salem to provide meaningful support of the Old Salem Museums and Gardens.

To learn more about Friends’ Day, visit For information about the Old Salem Museums and Gardens, drop by the Mast Store on September 12, or click on"

- A Press Release

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