The Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem’s

Tour of Gardens 2018: Cultivating Community

Fifteen beautiful, unique gardens.

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.

For ticket information visit



Salem College Historic Preservation/Public History Student Presentations.

Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 p.m.

Club Dining Room on the lower level of Corrin Refectory

601 South Church Street

Park at Elberson Fine Arts Center.


Preservation Forsyth: Historic House Ramble – Maxwell House.

Wednesday, May 2, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tour and the wonderfully restored historic Maxwell House.

111 N. Spring Street


Reynolda House Museum of American Art:  “Partners in Design:

Frederic Church, Calvert Vaux and the Making of Olana with Sean Sawyer.

Thursday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.  Program begins at 6:00 p.m.

$10 Members/students, $25 non-members

(includes reception and Museum admission.) Tickets at

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, NC Chapter.



Historic Bethabara Park:  Highland Games Festival

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.

2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem



Lewisville Historical Society fundraiser to benefit restoration work on the Historic Nissen house in Lewisville.

Saturday, May 5,  3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Wine tasting with food, cheeses and activities on Shallowford Square, the Town Square.

Rain location: West Central Community Center, 6130 Yadkinville Road, Pfafftown, 27040.




Winston-Salem African American Archive: A Walking Tour of the History of African American Businesses.

Wednesday, May 9, 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Meet at the corner of Patterson Avenue and Seventh Streets



New Winston Museum: "Historic Hotels" Salon Series.

Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.

Distinguished panel to include Marcheta Keefer, of Visit WS;

Eric Elliott, of the Moravian Archives; and others.

Historic Brookstown Inn at 200 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem.



Moravian Archives: Lunchtime Lecture. "Archival Resources for Local Historic Preservation and Restoration".

Thursday, May 10, 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

presented by J. Eric Elliott, Archivist.

Spaugh Recital/ Lecture Hall, 457 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem.


Preservation Forsyth: Tour at Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company

Friday, May 11, 5:30 pm.

772 Trade St. NW, Winston Salem.  See for parking.



Historic Bethania: “Hike Through History”  Free guided walking

tour of Historic Bethania.

Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.

Meet at Bethania Visitors Center, 5393 Horton Lane, Bethania, NC



Preservation Forsyth: Historic House Ramble – Conrad-Starbuck House

and Rogers House.

Wednesday, May 16, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tour and Light refreshments.

102 and118 S. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem.



Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission, Home Moravian

Church: Sanctuary Tour and Church History Talk

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1:30pm - 3:30pm



Kernersville Historic Preservation Society with The Kernersville

Museum: Walking tour of Kernersville Historic District.

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Begins at the Kernersville Museum and will be a self-guided tour and

free event. 127 W. Mountain Street, Kernersville


The Rural Hall Historic Museum Open House

Saturday, May 19th,  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rural Hall Historical Museum.  Open house.  Refreshments served.

145 Bethania Street, Rural Hall,NC 27045


The Rural Hall Historic Train Depot and Railroad Museum Celebrates 130th Anniversary

Saturday, May 19th,  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

This year, we will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Rural Hall Depot and the coming of the railroad to the area which became known as Rural Hall. The theme of the 130th anniversary will serve as the basis for exhibits, art competition with students from Rural Hall Elementary School, and tours of the Museum.  Admission is free, however, donations to the museum are welcomed and appreciated. The Depot is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is a Forsyth County Landmark.

8170 Depot Street, Rural Hall, NC.



Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission:  Silver Hill
Cemetery Historic Marker unveiling.

Saturday, May 19, 2:00 p.m.

Corner of Wiley Avenue and Holiday Street.



Triad Cultural Arts and the Happy Hill Neighborhood Association: "Community Sip and Paint."

Saturday, May 19, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kick off the Happy Hill Shotgun House Adaptive Reuse Project. Local artists will lead a public party
to adorn the protective plywood boards on the two shotgun houses with eclectic images.
716 Humphrey Street.




Körner’s Folly: “Victorian Parlor Series:  A Behind the Scenes Look
at Interior Restoration.”

Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Must be 21+ to attend.  Celebrate the completion of the Cellar, Smoking
Lounge, and Den. All 22 rooms of the house open and the contractors will
be there to discuss the restoration. An adult beverage included. 
Tickets $12/person in advance. Arrive any time between 5:30 and 7:30. 
Visit for more details.



Historic Reynolda Grounds and Gardens Walking Tour, Guided tour to

explore the historic grounds of Reynolda as they existed 100 years ago.

Friday, May 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Meet at Reynolda Greenhouse.  100 Reynolda Village.

Free admission.



Old Salem Museums & Gardens Lunchtime Lecture: "Hidden Town in
3D – Old Salem and New Technologies"

Friday, May 25, Noon-1:00PM,

Middle Tennessee State University Public History students will introduce
their virtual 3D exhibit of Old Salem’s Hidden Town.

James A Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors Center,
900 Old Salem Road, FREE



Historic Bethania: “Hike Through History”  Free guided walking

tour of Historic Black Walnut Trail.

Saturday, May 26, 10:00 a.m.

Meet at Bethania Visitors Center, 5393 Horton Lane, Bethania, NC



Historic Bethania: Free lecture, “Remembering Daniel Boone in

Bronze and Stone” by Dr. Randell Jones.

Saturday, May 26, 11:00 a.m.

Historic Bethania’s Alpha Chapel. 5393 Horton Lane, Bethania, NC



Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission: Historic Landmark

open house, Cicero Francis Lowe House

Thursday, May 31, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cicero Francis Lowe House at 204 W. Cascade Avenue and Burton

Craige House at 134 W. Cascade Avenue, Winston Salem.