Our State “Behind the Scenes at Old Salem” Returning for Third Year

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Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MARCH 8, 2015) – For the third consecutive year, Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Our Statemagazine are teaming up for an Our State Learn & Live Weekend Getaway “Behind the Scenes at Old Salem” April 10-12, 2015.

Learn & Live Weekend Getaways are an off-shoot of Our State’s the Best of Our State program, which is run by Our State’s travel division, and brings the “magazine to life” with events that feature music, history, storytelling, food, art, and humor.

“We decided instead of bringing the best of North Carolina to our readers, we’d take our readers on excursions across the state through one-of-a-kind experiences called ‘Learn & Live Weekend Getaways,’” said Amy Wood Pasquini, Our State’s marketing development director. “Old Salem put on an amazing program for our readers that attended the last two years and we are thrilled that they are hosting another weekend this year.There is no substitute for experiencing places like Old Salem first-hand. The access that these weekends allow participants is certainly unmatched by any other event.”

Our State is a trusted brand cherished by exceptionally loyal and dedicated readers,” she continued. “We honor that trust by only partnering with equally revered companies, destinations and people. Old Salem is definitely of that caliber.”

Participants in the weekend will join Our State on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Old Salem—one of America’s most authentic historic attractions. Participants will check in midday on Friday, April 10. The program will start at 2 p.m. that day and will end on Sunday, April 12. Participants will have unprecedented access to sights, sounds, and experiences at Old Salem’s historic buildings, heirloom gardens, and unparalleled collection of southern decorative arts.

The total cost for “Behind the Scenes Weekend at Old Salem” is $745 per couple, which includesmeals throughout the weekend as well as hotel accommodations for two at the recently renovated Historic Brookstown Inn. To reserve a space call Old Salem Reservations at 1-800-441-5305. The deadline for reservations is March 31.

Highlights of the weekend include:

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the Boys’ School, Miksch Garden & House, C. Winkler Bakery, and Single Brothers’ Garden.
  • Moravian Chicken Pie (a favorite local dish) dinner followed by special program and tasting featuring American Heritage™ Chocolate.
  • Hands-on experience tour including cooking strawberry fritters over the hearth, making a clay ornament, trades demonstrations,and more!
  • Curator-led tours at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
  • Southern supper in the Single Brothers’ House followed by candlelight concert on an original Tannenberg organ.
  • An opportunity to take advantage of discounts at Old Salem’s seven retail shops
  • An optional group outing to attend Home Moravian Church’s Sunday morning worship.
  • Two complimentary “All-in-One” admission passes good for Sunday or any other day of the year of your choice.
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
  • Two-night stay at the newly renovated Historic Brookstown Inn.


About Our State

Our State: Down Home in North Carolina celebrates the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, the magazine features North Carolina travel, history, folklore, and beautiful scenic photography. Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. The magazine’s readers are passionate about North Carolina and treasure the magazine as a connection to all the great things about the state. Our Stateis a monthly publication. More than 893,996 people around the globe read Our State magazine. There are subscribers in every state in America and 32 foreign countries. For more information, please visit ourstate.com.


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.