Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

Great Teachers Lecture Series: Lisa Flores

03/25/2015 - Lisa Flores, University of Colorado, presents "Laboring to Belong: Dis/identification, Spatial Relocation, and the Politics of Visibility in the United Farm Workers Take Our Job Campaign."

Astronaut Mark Kelly with Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords to Speak at Old Salem EventAstronaut Mark Kelly with Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords to Speak at Old Salem Event

03/25/2015 - Old Salem Museums & Gardens will present “American Perspectives featuring Mark Kelly with Gabby Giffords: Endeavour to Succeed”on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. A former Gulf War combat pilot and a veteran of four shuttle missions, Mark Kelly made history serving as commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final flight into space. Already a celebrated American, Kelly became the center of international attention after the January 2011 assassination attempt on his wife, former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords. Kelly, along with Giffords, exemplifies leadership, the importance of teamwork, and courage under pressure.

2015 MESDA Summer Institute Material Culture and Decorative Arts of the Carolina and Georgia Low Country:  June 28 – July 242015 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.

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

Visit Winston-Salem Receives Honors from Readers and Editors of ConventionSouth MagazineVisit Winston-Salem Receives Honors from Readers and Editors of ConventionSouth Magazine

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.

Winston-Salem Surprises Meeting Planners with an Abundance of Unique and Innovative SpacesWinston-Salem Surprises Meeting Planners with an Abundance of Unique and Innovative Spaces

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.

Visit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate SpendingVisit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate Spending

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.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

Winston-Salem Awarded Back-to-Back Commitment for USA Cycling Masters Road National ChampionshipsWinston-Salem Awarded Back-to-Back Commitment for USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships

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.

Winston-Salem Open to Feature Special Events during TournamentWinston-Salem Open to Feature Special Events during Tournament

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.

North Carolina’s John Isner to Headline Winston-Salem OpenNorth Carolina’s John Isner to Headline Winston-Salem Open

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.

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Media Coverage

6 Wineries to Visit in North Carolina

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.

10Best: Delicious pies around the South - Sweet Potatoes

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.

The United States of Thanksgiving

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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