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Hidden Legacy Tour

Black History Month Tours


Dave Jar

Storage Jar - This massive storage jar was made by Dave Drake, one of the many enslaved Africans who worked on the pottery plantations of Edgefield County, South Carolina.

A Hidden Legacy:

The African American Influence

in Southern Decorative Arts

February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, & 28, 2014

Tours Begin at 11:00am & 3:00pm

Frank L. Horton Museum Center

(924 South Main Street)


This 45-minute tour focuses on the African American stories behind some of MESDA's most iconic objects, including works by North Carolina cabinetmaker Thomas Day, the Edgefield, South Carolina, potter David Drake, and the Baltimore, Maryland, painter Joshua Johnson.


This tour will be offered in February on Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00am & 3:00pm or by advanced appointment during regular museum hours by calling 336-779-6140 at least one week in advance.


Admission is included with the purchase of an All-in-One ticket and FREE for Friends of Old Salem & Friends of MESDA.


If purchased separately, admission is $11 for Adults and $5 and for children ages 6-16. Tickets may be purchased at the Horton Center Desk.


Additional African American Heritage Programs at Old Salem

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900 Old Salem Road

Mailing Address:

600 South Main St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336-721-7300

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