Hidden Town is a groundbreaking project launched by Old Salem Museums & Gardens in 2017 with the goal of revealing the hidden legacies of the African American people who lived, worked, struggled and achieved there, and to restore their rightful place in our local history. Hidden Town Project Co-chair Bill Cook will explain how Old Salem is using decades of archeological, genealogical, historical and ethnographic data to reconstruct a portrait of life for 18th and 19th-century African Americans that has been largely overlooked, much like a hidden town living underneath the surface. Join us on February 24 at 8:00 a.m. Register here.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th @ 5 PM
Leadership Winston-Salem grads fully understand the value of the relationships that were forged with their classmates. Our CONTINUING CONNECTIONS program is designed to renew and strengthen those existing relationships and to reach across program years to foster new relationship building. This year, VENTURE CAFE, located in the historic Bailey Power Plant, will host LWS Alumni on Thursday, October 17 at 5 PM. Chances are you’ve heard of Venture Cafe, but you may not be sure exactly what they do. And chances are you’ve seen the renovated Bailey Power Plant from the outside, but maybe you’ve never been inside. Well… now’s your chance!
- Enjoy an alumni “mini-reunion” with complimentary beer and wine begins at 5 PM
- Learn from Venture Cafe’s Program Director Susan Morris (LWS Class of 2014) about their worldwide presence and how their business model enhances and accelerates the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship in Winston-Salem
- All are invited to stay for their regular programs and conversations starting at 6 PM
There is no cost to attend and tickets are not required, but we’d love to know who is coming. Please let us know by clicking here: REGiSTER Venture Cafe is located inside the historic Bailey Power Plant at 486 Patterson Avenue in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter. Visitor parking is available in the “Link Deck” located on E. Sixth St. and Patterson Ave. Due to temporary construction, access the lot from 6th Street.