Shops at Old Salem Holiday Open House November 14


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (NOVEMBER 3, 2015) – Jump start your holiday shopping at Old Salem Museums and Gardens’ Shops at Old Salem Holiday Open House, which will take placeon Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Old Salem’s Annual Open House features special music, food sampling, craftsmen, vendors, and shopping. Stop by to sample products, watch craftsmen create their handmade wares, purchase a delicious Moravian sugar cake and make some progress on your holiday shopping with unique Old Salem gifts! For more information visit or call (336) 499-7968.

At the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road

  • Taste North Carolina specialty foods from Chapel Hill Toffee and Old School Mill
  • Enjoy children’s activities
  • Learn about the Moravian celebration of the Candle Tea
  • Watch German paper stars being made by local artisan, Cindy Poindexter
  • Listen to Flute and Harp duo, Tapestry, perform holiday music
  • Enjoy a visit from St. Nicholas

 At Moravian Book & Gift Shop, 614 S. Main Street

  • Taste North Carolina specialty foods from Nephews BBQ Sauce
  • Watch Moravian paper stars being made by local artisan, Ken Manuel
  • Enter to win a Byer’s Choice Caroler

Additional shopping available at C. Winkler Bakery (521 S. Main Street); A. Butner Hat Shop (525 S. Main Street); and the Horton Center Museum Store (924 S. Main Street)!

Also going on at Old Salem Museums & Gardens on November 14:

Community Day Celebrating MESDA’s 50th Anniversary
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
L. Horton Museum Center, 924 S. Main Street

Be a part of MESDA’s 50th anniversary! Founded in 1965, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts has completed an eight-year renovation to prepare the museum and its collection for the next 50 years. We invite the community to visit MESDA for free on November 14. The Open House will feature the new William C. and Susan S. Mariner Southern Ceramics Gallery and the Carolyn and Mike McNamera Southern Masterworks Gallery. In addition, 12 renovated galleries, including five dedicated to North Carolina decorative arts, will be open for guests to enjoy.

“The New Teacher”, presented by Peppercorn Theatre
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Tavern Museum Barn, 812 S. Main Street

A new play for family audiences written by Harry Poster and inspired by the diaries of Peter Wolle. Join Peppercorn Theatre for their newest adventure and discover the stories from Salem’s most passionate musician and teacher, Peter Wolle. Free admission.

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