Rich Heritages: Annual Scout Day to Take Place November 7


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Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 28, 2015) – On Saturday, November 7, Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts from across North Carolina for Old Salem’s annual Scout Day. Each year scouts explore Old Salem and learn about its rich history. Scout Day this year will focus on the diverse cultural heritages of Europeans, African Americans, and Native Americans in Salem.

Special activities for Scout Day will include:

  • Learning about European and early American quilting traditions
  • Catchup? The beginnings of one of America’s favorite condiments.
  • Learning about the differences between a common flute and a German flute
  • Playing a Native American game
  • Coloring a German Fraktur
  • Germanic style cooking
  • Learning about Native American seeds

In addition, special patches for this event and the Old Salem Council patch will be available for purchase on site. Visit for full details.

Discounted Scout ticket prices of $9 per child and $14 per adult are available with advance reservations and prepayment through October 30. Friends of Old Salem will enjoy FREE admission. Please phone in early as spaces for this event fill quickly. If space is available tickets may be purchased the day of the event at full admission price on a first come basis. Make your reservations today by calling Tours & Reservations at 1-800-441-5305.


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