On Common Ground

A Comprehensive Capital Campaign

On Common GroundOn Common Ground is a comprehensive capital campaign to revitalize and re-imagine the potential of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, including the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), The Town of Salem, and the Gardens of Salem.  The campaign goal is $17.66 million (a nod to the fact that Salem was founded in 1766).

The overarching mission of On Common Ground is to enhance the visitor experience at Old Salem and support the future sustainability of Old Salem.  Funds raised during the On Common Ground campaign will support a wide variety of crucial projects at Old Salem, including endowed positions and endowed historic preservation funds as well as the restoration of the Boys’ School and Dr. Samuel Benjamin Vierling House. The campaign also will fund improvements to MESDA and the Frank L. Horton Museum Center.

To make a gift to the campaign, please contact Frances Beasley at 336-721-7337 or fbeasley@oldsalem.org.

View the On Common Ground campaign brochure.

Read the press release announcing the public phase of the campaign.