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 three “lunch & learn” lectures, to be presented at noon on Wednesdays:
- May 9, “The Wachovia Landscape,” at the James A. Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road.
- May 16, “From St. Philips to Happy Hill: The African-American Landscape of Salem,” at the Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem Visitors Center.
- May 30, “Forsyth County’s Agricultural Heritage,” at the Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem Visitors Center.
All lunch & learn lectures are free. The public is welcome to bring a lunch.
Also during Historic Preservation Month, the commission is sponsoring a visit to the Stauber Farm, a local historic landmark, from 4 to 6 p. m. Thursday, May 3, at 6085 Bethania-Tobaccoville Road, Bethania; and on Sunday, May 20, the Children’s Home private campus will open the farm for visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1001 Reynolda Road.
Also during Historic Preservation Month:
- The Salem College Historic Preservation Program will present a panel discussion on Preservation-Sensitive Sustainable Design at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Single Sisters House on Salem Square in Old Salem.
- Salem College students of historic preservation and public history will present their projects involving community partnerships at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Faculty Dining Room of Corrin Refectory on the Salem campus.
- Reynolda House Museum of American Art will present a lecture on “A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road.
- Historic Bethabara Park will present a lecture on urban homesteading at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Historic Bethabara Park Visitor Center, 2147 Bethabara Road.
Historic Preservation Month information and schedules