Black History Month Celebration

Heritage Festival:
Black History Month Celebration
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm 

Old Salem Historic District 

In celebration of  Black History Month, St. Philips Heritage Center will host a special day in Salem to highlight the history, art, and culture of African Americans. Come and enjoy a day of storytelling, historic tours, crafts, music, puppetry, food, and shopping. Fun for all ages!  broom_making

Selected Events/Programs:

  •  Brothers’ and Sisters’ Amazing Quest: Find out about the enslaved and free African Americans that worked and lived in Salem. Complete your quest and get a prize!
  •  African broom-making demonstration by Nana Vee Terry, Lydia’s Place
  •  African paper and loom weaving: Make a paper Kente cloth design!
  •  Brandy Cornmeal Pound Cake Tasting
  • Stitch and Take: Quilting Exhibit and Demonstration by the African American Quilt Circle of Durham.  Take home your own quilt square!
  •  Storytelling: Hear the story of Phoebe, one of the most respected women of the African Moravian church, portrayed by Renee Andrews.
  • Enjoy a concert “Showcase of Song” sponsored by the City of Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission (noon).  Concert does not require a ticket.
  •  Book signings by Dr. Anthony Parent and Cheryl Harry
  •  Food Vendors: Hot Fried Fish by Forsyth Seafood, funnel cakes, and more!
  •  Visit the retail shops for related crafts, books, and gifts!

Discounted Advanced Tickets Available until Feb 15:
$12 Adults / $8 Children (ages 6-16)

After February 15, regular All-In-One ticket prices apply ($23/Adults & $11/Children ages 6-16). Friends of Old Salem and children under 6 enjoy FREE admission. Group Rates are available for groups of 14 or more.

 For more information, visit, email mailto:, or
call 336-721-7300.


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