Old Salem Museums & Gardens Presents Easter in Old Salem

Celebration of Easter Traditions Includes Hands-On Activities for the Whole Family!


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Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 10, 2016) – Old Salem Museums & Gardens will celebrate Easter, one of the most important seasons in the Moravian Church, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a full day of fun events perfect for all ages. Easter in Old Salem will take place throughout the Historic District.

The Easter season has been revered in the Moravian faith for hundreds of years. From the first Easter sunrise service in 1772, Salem has taken part in the tradition that continues today. Old Salem Museums & Gardens observes the holiday with an event the Saturday before Easter. Attendees will learn about important Moravian Easter traditions and will participate in many hands-on activities.

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy the annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Salem Tavern Meadow (10:30 a.m.)
  • Take part in hands-on Easter Egg decorating
  • See a demonstration of egg dyeing with natural dyes.
  • Listen to traditional Easter hymns on the Tannenberg organ in the Single Brothers’ Saal.
  • Hear a reading of Easter Maus by a mystery guest
  • Learn about Lovefeast and Coffee Making in the Salem Tavern Museum

All Easter activities, including the Easter Egg Hunt, are included with an All-In-One ticket, which is $27 for adults and $13 for students ages 4-18 (children under age 4 are free). Friends of Old Salem enjoy free admission. For more information, please call 336-721-7300 or email info@oldsalem.org. Additional information can also be found at oldsalem.org/easter.

About Old Salem

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.