Join Us For Friends' Day with Old Salem
- September 05, 2016 |
The Beatles refrain is true, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” On Saturday, September 10, the Mast Store will be hosting Friends in each of its home communities that have the awesome responsibility of taking care of resources that locals and visitors enjoy every day. At the end of the day, each of our store locations will donate 10% of the day’s sales to support our local conservation partners.
The Mast Store in Winston-Salem will host our neighbor and partner Old Salem Museums & Gardens. This local organization plays an important role in our community, preserving the historic buildings and beautiful gardens of Salem as well as sharing the stories of the Moravians, who settled in this area in the late 1700s.
One of the oldest settlements in the western part of the state, Old Salem Museum and Gardens celebrates its 250th year this year. Enjoy a glimpse of early American history with a walk through the structures, gardens, and streets of this Moravian settlement. Old Salem Museums and Gardens keep the past alive, well, and closely tied to today with their interpreters, hands-on programs, and meticulous maintenance of historic structures.
On any given day, you and your kids can experience what life was like for the early Moravian settlers firsthand. Tour original structures, interact with costumed interpreters, who demonstrate how the early inhabitants lived including hearthside cooking and trades like tin-smithing, shoemaking, tailoring, making pottery. You also can participate in hands-on activities geared toward kids of all ages.
Come in and visit with the volunteers from Old Salem Museum & Gardens to find out how you can get more involved or visit their website HERE.