North Carolina Moravian Landscapes, 1790-1890
9:30am to 4:30pm
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is presenting “North Carolina Moravian Landscapes, 1790-1890,” an exhibit of artist landscape depictions from early Salem, in the J. Blum House at 724 South Main Street from October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015. Salem was the largest of North Carolina’s Moravian communities and from the moment of arrival the earliest settlers documented their landscape with a variety of detailed maps, surveys, drawings and paintings. Salem was a bustling trade center, but the earliest landscapes emphasize the centrality of the Church. They depict the town’s conscious design around a central square, the heart of the community. Gardens and fields appear nestled in and around the most prominent buildings in early views, suggesting the town’s growing success both agriculturally and commercially. The exhibit will feature a total of 19 varying landscapes that span just over a century, from the early View of SALEM in N. Carolina 1787 from Ludwig Von Redeken to Joseph John Stoner and Albert Ruger’s Bird’s-eye view of the twin cities, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1891. Admission to Old Salem and the J. Blum House for viewing of this exhibit requires an All-In-One ticket, available for purchase at the Old Salem Visitor at 900 Old Salem Road or online at oldsalem.org. All-In-One tickets are $23 for adults and $11 for children ages 6 to 16. About MESDA The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) is the preeminent center for researching, collecting, and exhibiting decorative arts made and used by those living and working in the early South. MESDA is one of three museums at Old Salem Museums & Gardens. The Web site address is mesda.org. About Old Salem Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.