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Historic Resources Commission - May 1, 2019

The Historic Resources Commission is observing Historic Preservation Month during May with the unveiling of two local historic markers and a trolley tour of historic cemeteries in Forsyth County.

The trolley tour will be held May 11 and will visit Mt. Sinai Jewish Cemetery, Waughtown Cemetery, St. Paul's Cemetery in Kernersville, and The New Evergreen Cemetery, along with a walking tour of God's Acre, Salem Cemetery and the second St. Phillips Graveyard. 

Tours will depart at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. and tickets cost $25. The tour is being organized by the New Winston Museum in partnership with the commission, the Moravian Archives, the Winston-Salem African American Archive and Preservation Forsyth. For tickets and more information about the tour stops and the walking tour, go to

On May 19 a local historic marker for the Griffith-Jones Old Home Place, which dates to 1859, will be dedicated at 3 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church, 8955 Concord Church Road, Lewisville. The marker and the historic home are at 9950 Concord Church Road. 

On May 26 a local historic marker remembering Lowman Pauling and The “5” Royales, whose groundbreaking sound earned them induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, will be unveiled at 3 p.m. outside the Pauling family home, 1135 Rich Avenue, Winston-Salem. 

For more information about all the local events during Historic Preservation Month, visit

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