Old Salem to Host Homeschool Day: Arts Alive in Old Salem on June 3

A special program where history and science collide!


News media contact
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MAY 11, 2016) – On Friday, June 3, Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host Homeschool Day: Arts Alive in Old Salem, which will feature hands-on arts based activities and demonstrations throughout the historic town of Salem aimed at bringing the rich history of the arts in early America to life for young people.Arts Alive will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. The historic buildings will remain open until 4:30 p.m.

The Moravians, who founded Salem in 1766, were widely known for their music as well as their handcrafts: pottery, cabinetry, guns, silver, tin wares, and textiles. Music and the arts were interwoven into the daily life of Salem through work, worship, and education.

Arts based demonstrations and hands-on activities include:

  • Learn how the printer used wood blocks to print
  • Study a collection of early childhood photographs and bring a camera to create your own
  • Learn about the legacy of sacred music and its importance
  • And many more activities and demonstrations

Please call 1-800-441-5305 to make a reservation for your family or for more information. Space is limited for this program. Advanced Reservations: $9 per student; $14 per adult.

Reservations must be made no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 to receive the discounted admission price. After May 27, the full admission price of $13 per student and $27 per adult will apply for the event.Tickets are non-refundable. North Carolina sales tax will be applied.

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.