Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

Local nameMuseum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
LocationWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina that was originally settled by the Moravian community in 1753. This small city features a living history museum that interprets the restored Moravian community. The non-profit organization began its work in 1950, although some private residents had restored buildings earlier. As the Old Salem Historic District, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966. and expanded in 2016. The district showcases the culture of the Moravian settlement in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th centuries, communal buildings, churches, houses, and shops.Two buildings are individually designated as NHL: the Salem Tavern and the Single Brothers' House. Additional buildings and properties have been added to the National Register that expand the historic area. Ownership of the buildings and land is divided among Old Salem, Inc., Wachovia Historical Society, private owners, Salem College and Academy, and Salem Congregation.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Salem

Official Website http://www.mesda.org/

Phone 336.721.7360

Address 924 S Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA

Coordinates 36°5'1.452" N -80°14'30.663" E

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