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Historic Resources Commission - April 28, 2014

Historic Preservation Month 2014The Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission is partnering with Old Salem Museums & Gardens, the New Winston Museum and Preserve Historic Forsyth to observe Historic Preservation Month in May with lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations, the unveiling of a new local historic maker and more.

Events begin May 7 with an opening reception and ribbon cutting at 7:30 p.m. at West End Mill Works, a redevelopment of the historic Hoots Milling Co. roller mill at 918 Bridge St. Also during Historic Preservation Month, the Historic Resources Commission is hosting an open house at the George Black House and Brickyard at 111 Dellabrook Road, a local historic landmark, from 1 to 4 p. m. Sunday, May 18. On Saturday, May 31, the commission will unveil a new local historic marker at 3 p.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church, 1016 N. Trade St.

During the month, four “lunch and learn” lectures will be presented at noon on Wednesdays in the James A. Gray Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitors Center, 900 Old Salem Road:

  • May 7, “The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation,” Ramona M. Bartos, deputy state historic preservation officer.
  • May 14, “The Impact of Preservation on North Carolina,” J. Myrick Howard, president of Preservation North Carolina.
  • May 21, Property Values in Historic Districts: Greensboro Case Study,” Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, UNCG Dept. of Interior Architecture.
  • May 28, “Historic Preservation Meets Buck Rogers: 3D Laser Scanning of the Single Brothers' House,” David Norman, Laser Scanning Services.

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

Also during Historic Preservation Month:

  • The New Winston Museum will host “Winston-Salem Writers presents City Memoirs Program,” a panel discussion at 7 p.m. May 8 at the New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall St.
  • Preserve Historic Forsyth and Körner's Folly will present a Masonry and Wood Window Restoration Workshop with Hayes Wauford from Wilson-Covington Construction at 2 p.m. May 10 at 413 S. Main Street, Kernersville.
  • Salem College will host the final project presentations and reception for its historic preservation and public history students at 6 p.m. May 13 in the Single Sisters' House, 601 S. Church St.
  • Preserve Historic Forsyth and Historic Bethabara Park will present a fort reconstruction demonstration with Hayes Wauford from Wilson-Covington Construction at 2 p.m. May 17 at Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Road.
  • Wexford Science + Technology will host a rehabilitation tax credits panel discussion, moderated by Council Member Jeff Macintosh, at 5:30 p.m. May 20 at 525 Vine St. in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.
  • The New Winston Museum will host “Restoration Drama,” a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. May 22 at the New Winston Museum, 713 S. Marshall St.

Map of locations for the Historic Preservation Month events

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George Black House

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