If you’re heading out to do some holiday shopping in Winston-Salem tomorrow, you’ll have to stop by Barnes & Noble, located at 1925 Hampton Inn Court, between 2 and 4 p.m. The perfect gift for anyone who’s lived in this city, Images of Old Salem: Then and Now shows just how Old Salem has become the historic gem it is today.
If you’re not from around here, you may not know that Old Salem is a self-contained preservation of a pre–Revolutionary War Moravian settlement that, like Colonial Williamsburg, has delighted and awed countless visitors with its warm clapboard homes and heirloom gardens. To walk among its cobbled roads and living history interpreters is to walk in eras past. Yet few have stopped to consider the rich history of each building or the fascinating work that has allowed Old Salem to so faultlessly capture its heritage.
Images of Old Salem: Then & Now uses exclusive historical images alongside present-day color photographs to show the evolution of the village. The accompanying text provides insight into how each component was preserved.
Get your own copy (and one for someone you love this holiday season) tomorrow, December 4, between 2 and 4 p.m. at the Winston-Salem Barnes & Noble. If you already own the book and have some questions for the author, David Bergstone, please stop by to chat with him. As the director of architecture at Old Salem, he can answer any of your questions.
Enjoy your weekend!