WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem finally has a history museum to showcase the city’s modern era thanks to the generosity of many private donors.
The New Winston Museum opened this week at 713 South Marshall St.and features dozens of photographs, historical documents and digital oral history recordings.
“It starts with photographs from about 1860 and every panel tells a different story about the different eras in Winston-Salem,” said Katherine Foster, the museum’s executive director.
The new museum picks up Winston-Salem’s story in 1860, the period where Old Salem Museum’s and Garden’s story begins to fade.
“There is so much unique history in there the whole industrial revolution happened during that time,” Foster said.
The museum also features a recording studio where anyone can set up time to record their own stories of time spent in Winston-Salem. Those recordings will become part of the museum’s permanent collection.
The New Winston Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 2 until 5. Admission is free. For more information check out www.newwinston.org.