Old Salem to Kick Off 250 Anniversary of Town of Salem with Founders’ Day Celebration


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Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 15, 2016) – In honor of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the town of Salem, Old Salem Museums & Gardens is presenting a Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday, February 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities celebrating the town’s Founders, including Frederic William Marshall, Bishop August Spangenberg, and Christian Reuter. Founders’ Day activities are included with an All-In-One ticket, which are $23 for adults and $11 for children ages 6-16 (free for Friends of Old Salem).

Founders’ Day will be filled with historic demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family including:

  • Learning how maps were made and used in early Salem
  • Watching a demonstration of 18th– and 19th-century clocks
  • Participating in hands-on activities for kids including trying their hand at early building techniques using miniature bricks and logs
  • Watching demonstrations of gunsmithing
  • Observing daily life and learn about the foodways of Salem’s earliest settlers
  • And more!

Visit oldsalem.org for full details and schedule of activities.

Additional events will be taking place through 2016 in honor of the 250th anniversary of the town of Salem. For more information on additional events visit oldsalem.org/250.

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.