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2015 MESDA Summer Institute Material Culture and Decorative Arts of the Carolina and Georgia Low Country: June 28 – July 24
02/18/2015 - The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) and The University of Virginia (UVA) announce the 2015 MESDA Summer Institute in Southern Material Culture and Decorative Arts. The 2015 Summer Institute will take place June 28 – July 24 at MESDA, which is located in Old Salem Museums & Gardens at the Frank L. Horton Museum Center, 924 South Main Street in Winston-Salem, N.C.
02/13/2015 - City leaders are encouraging all citizens to show their community spirit by supporting the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter’s nomination for a 2015 Great Places in North Carolina award.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art Announces $5 Million Campaign with Leadership Gift from Reynolds American Foundation
02/02/2015 - Reynolda House Executive Director Allison Perkins last night announced a $1 million commitment from the Reynolds American Foundation to the museum’s campaign, Reynolda at 100.
Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions
12/01/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem recently won a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from ConventionSouth magazine, and the destination was named among the Top 10 Rising Destinations for Meetings for 2015 selected by the publication. The annual Readers' Choice Awards are determined by meeting professionals and other readers of the magazine, while the Rising Destination list is selected by ConventionSouth's editorial team.
10/29/2014 - Combine Old Salem’s rich Moravian history from Eastern Europe with the thriving industrial center of Winston, and you get Winston-Salem – an area abounding in diverse and vibrant experiences for meetings and corporate events. Beyond its more than 100,000-square-foot Benton Convention Center, traditional big-box venues, outdoor stadiums and full-service hotels, Winston-Salem is home to a surprising variety of unique and innovative spaces for meetings and events.
07/16/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem closed its 2013-14 fiscal year June 30 by securing 143 future convention and sports events totaling more than 73,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels estimated to generate $78 million in delegate spending for Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events
12/11/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem today announced Winston-Salem has been selected to host the 2016 and 2017 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. Collectively, these championships, slated for late summer of 2016 and 2017 are estimated to produce more than 5,000 hotel room nights and generate $2.7 million economic impact for Winston-Salem.
08/13/2014 - The Winston-Salem Open begins with qualifying on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. In addition to big-time tennis served Southern style, the Winston-Salem Open is featuring a number of public special events, including Military and Uniformed Personnel Appreciation Day, a “Take it on the Rise for Ta-Tas,” charity clinic, Ladies Day and a film screening.
08/12/2014 - Greensboro’s John Isner has never lost a match at the Winston-Salem Open, and he’ll be looking to continue that streak when the fourth annual ATP World Tour 250 event gets under way on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
12/22/2014 - I confess that I’ve always been a little bit wary of The South. Being a Philadelphia native, in The South I am what's called a Yankee. When I visit, I don't always wear my Philly roots on my sleeve, because why stir up trouble? So the first thing I say upon meeting Erin Doby of RayLen Vineyards & Winery in northwestern North Carolina is “How y’all doin’, darlin’?” I’m also chewing on a piece of straw for added effect. And apparently the ruse works, because Erin says “how y’all doin’ ” right back and proceeds to pour me a sample of every wine in the tasting room — nearly 20 in all — free of charge.
11/20/2014 - When it comes to pie, no other American region offers a bounty quite like the South. Blessed with good weather and a steady stream of farm-fresh ingredients, the region's bakers have an endless list of varieties from which to choose; some opt to stick to the classics, while others look to push the boundaries and create a concoction never before imagined.
11/18/2014 - North Carolina and sweet potatoes go way back. The relationship, according to the food writer Sheri Castle, hinges on a history of abundance. “Sweet potatoes were plentiful, even among the poorest folks of any ethnicity,” she said. “Enslaved Africans used sweet potatoes in place of yams and other West African root vegetables.” To this day, the state is a national leader in growing the crop.
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