American Perspectives Featuring Mark Kelly with Gabby Giffords

Endeavour to Succeed

Astronaut Mark Kelly

Astronaut Captain Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly and Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords

Captain Mark Kelly and Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords



Old Salem Museums & Gardens is pleased to present this special lecture in partnership with First Tennessee. Founded in 1864, First Tennessee offers integrated financial solutions that include corporate and commercial financial services, commercial real estate, treasury management, private client and wealth management services, online banking and other financial services.  With 180 offices, First Tennessee has three offices in North Carolina and serves businesses and individuals across the Triad from its convenient location at Five Points in Winston-Salem.

American Perspectives Featuring Mark Kelly with Gabby GiffordsWednesday, September 16, 2015
7:00 p.m.Stevens Center of the UNC School of Arts(405 West 4th Street)

Old Salem Museums & Gardens presents guest speakers, Astronaut Captain Mark Kelly with Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, for a special one-night only lecture.

A former Gulf War combat pilot and a veteran of four shuttle missions, Captain Kelly made history serving as commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final flight into space. Already a celebrated American, Kelly became the center of international attention after the January 2011 assassination attempt on his wife, former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords. Kelly, along with Giffords, exemplifies leadership, the importance of teamwork, and courage under pressure.

Kelly’s presentation is entitled “Endeavour to Succeed,” which will be complemented by remarks from Giffords. A question and answer session will follow. The event will take place at the Stevens Center of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts at 405 West 4th Street in Winston-Salem. “American Perspectives featuring Mark Kelly with Gabby Giffords” is presented in partnership with First Tennessee Bank and benefits Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at $50 (plus taxes and fees) for the lower level of the Stevens Center and $35 (plus taxes and fees) for the balcony. $10 student tickets (plus taxes and fees) are available in the balcony. Active military personnel and veterans as well as groups of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount. Proceeds benefit Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Tickets may be purchased from the Stevens Center Box Office online, in person, or by phone (336-721-1945). Box Office hours for the Stevens Center are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, please contact Tabatha Renegar at 336-721-7352 or e-mail