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The Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission is sponsoring free lectures as part of its observance of Historic Preservation Month in May.

During the month, the commission is sponsoring four “lunch & learn” lectures, to be presented at noon on Wednesdays:

  • May 4. “Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color,” at the James A. Gray auditorium of the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road.
  • May 11. “North Carolina Tobacco Culture and Agriculture,” at the Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem Visitors Center.
  • May 18. “Reynolda: Preserving a Pastoral Vision,” at the Babcock Auditorium of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road.
  • May 25. “What is Modernist Architecture?” at the Babcock Auditorium of Reynolda House.

All lunch & learn lectures are free. The public is welcome to bring a lunch.

Also during Historic Preservation Month, the commission is sponsoring two other free educational opportunities:

  • On May 10, students at Salem College studying historic preservation and public history will present their final projects involving community partnerships; 5:30 p.m. in the Club Dining Room of Corrin Refectory on the Salem campus.
  • On May 15, Professor Richard Eller of Catawba Valley Community College will present “Speedbird: The History of Piedmont Airlines” at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Central Library, 660 Fifth St.

For more information, see the City-County Planning web pages 


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