Builders’ House Public Art Lighting

Celebrating 250 Years of Salem

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Builders' House Public Art LightingFriday, February 19, 20165:00 pm - 6:30 pmBuilders' House Lot
Corner of Brookstown & Old Salem Rd.
(Across the street from the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem)

As a part of our celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the town of Salem, NC, we welcome the public to the official lighting of a very special art display on the site of the Builders’ House, located at the corner of what is now Brookstown Avenue and Old Salem Road, the first known structure erected in Salem in 1766.

Created by Norman Coates and Jack Miller of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Design and Production, this display will be illuminated each night in 2016 to commemorate Salem’s 250th birthday and the origin of Winston-Salem.

On Friday, February 19, 2016, 250 years from the date of the arrival of eight Moravian brethren in Salem from Bethabra, we will conclude the commemorative walk with the lighting of the Builders’ House. At 5:00 p.m., any and all are welcome to gather at the site of the Builders’ House for remarks from Old Salem representatives, followed by the official unveiling of this new illuminated structure.