In honor of the Winston-Salem Centennial, WSTV 13, the Government Channel, is presenting “From the Vault, a series featuring encore showings of programs about the city’s history.
“From the Vault” will showcase productions made over the years by WSTV 13. They will be shown on a rotating basis during prime-time hours on Sundays and Thursdays now through the end of May.
The series will feature:
- Historic Bethabara Park (1996). Learn how a band of Moravian settlers established the first settlement in the Wachovia Tract.
- On the Beat (2002). A look into the rich history and legacy of the Winston-Salem Police Department.
- Belview: Ahead of Its Time (2002). Discover a historic neighborhood distinguished for its racial tolerance.
- Chasing the Clouds (2003). Rare photographs and early movies tell the story of how Winston-Salem came to have the best airport in North Carolina, and how it fell victim to the larger forces that came to shape commercial aviation.
- This Old Chamber (2004). The history behind Winton-Salem’s City Hall and a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of the Council Chamber.
- Forsyth County Courthouse (2006). A walking tour and history of the third Forsyth County Courthouse.
- Watkins Street (2008). Former residents of this African American neighborhood relive the spirit and memory of their community.
- WSTV-13: Twenty Years Behind the Camera (2009). A look inside what it took to start the city’s local government channel.
Two other WSTV 13 history productions – “Engine Four “and “Reynoldstown” –are not included in the “From the Vault” series because they were shown throughout February during Black History Month.
Also during this period, WSTV 13 is replaying the complete series of “Then and Now” shorts produced between 1996 and 2002 about local historic landmarks, celebrations and traditions.
For more information and a program schedule, go to www.CityofWS.org or call CityLink 311.