Outreach and Education

We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina - February 2 to March 31, 2024

We Built This Handout Combined (PNG)

Experience We Built This during February and March. Join us at one of three events or visit the exhibit for a self-guided tour. Questions? Email staff at preservation@cityofws.org or call 336-747-7040.

  •  Events
    • February 2, 12 to 4 p.m.  Exhibit grand opening at Union Station, 300 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Exhibit opens at noon; program begins at 2 p.m.
    • March 2, 1 to 4 p.m. Winston-Salem State University student presentations at C.G. O’Kelly Library, 601 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Topics include St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, both Goler AME Zion churches, the Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage Center, and the Elva J. Jones Computer Science Facility.
    • March 23, 1 to 4 p.m.  Community Sharing 3x2 at C.G. O’Kelly Library, 601 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Participate in a conversation with faculty and students about the history of Forsyth County’s Black community; bring photographs and other printed materials for scanning and inclusion in the digital archive of the African American Heritage Initiative.
  • Self-guided Tours
    • February 10, February 17, and February 24, 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Explore the exhibit at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Farmers Market, 2532 Farmers Market Way.
    • March 1 to 31, various.Explore the exhibit at the C.G. O’Kelly Library, 601 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Plan your visit for March 11 to 15 when the library and campus will be less crowded because of Spring Break!
      • Sunday, 12 to 9 p.m.
      • Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. (March 11 to 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
      • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (March 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
      • March 2 and March 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Community Engagement Committee

The Community Engagement Committee was created on January 3, 2024 by the Commission merging the Education Committee and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

The Community Engagement Committee is a standing committee of the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission. The purpose of the Community Engagement Committee shall be to educate the public about the history of Forsyth County’s built environment, both extant and gone; to amplify the voices and stories of persons and places traditionally excluded from our historic preservation narrative; and to broaden participation in programs of the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission.

The Community Engagement Committee meets monthly on the fourth Monday in the City-County Planning Board’s large conference room on the 3rd floor of the Bryce A. Stuart Building, 100 East First Street, Winston-Salem. The Education Committee has adopted Rules of Procedure. You can access Committee agendas and minutes in the Agenda Center.

Members of the Community Engagement Committee are appointed by the Chair of the Historic Resources Commission. It includes six members from the Commission and six members from the community. Current members are:

Namecategoryrace & gendertermexpiration
Edwin Bouldin, AIACommissionWhite Male1January 2026
C.J. IdolCommissionWhite Male1January 2026
Veronica KrommCommissionWhite Female1January 2026
Noah ReynoldsCommissionWhite Male1January 2026
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Cheryl HarryAt-largeBlack Female1January 2026
Judie Holcomb PackAt-largeWhite Female1January 2026
Arthur JacksonAt-largeBlack Male1January 2026
Courtney MackAt-largeBlack Female1January 2026
Alison MuldovanAt-largeWhite Female1January 2026
VacantAt-large



Black History Month

February is recognized across the US as Black History Month. Since 2019, the Historic Resources Commission has used the City of Winston-Salem social media channels to highlight local buildings, sites, neighborhoods, and events that are important to Black history. Visit the city’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Historic Preservation Month

May is celebrated as Historic Preservation Month both nationally and locally. Preservation Month was designed to raise awareness about the power historic preservation has to protect and enhance our homes, neighborhoods and communities - the places that really matter to us. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of Forsyth County and enables all of us to become involved in the growing preservation movement.

For more information on events, visit Preservation Forsyth's Facebook page.