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Virtual: Salem Presents: Hidden Town of Salem with Martha Hartley
July 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join Martha Hartley, Director of Moravian Research for an overview of Old Salem’s nationally recognized Hidden Town Project. Launched in 2017, the goal of the Hidden Hidden Town Project is to research and reveal the history of a community of enslaved and free Africans and African Americans who once lived in Salem, North Carolina. O
These histories involve the complicated use of slavery and enslaved people to build the town and their contribution to the mercantile prosperity of Salem. The Hidden Town Project tracks the effects and legacy of enslaved people from the inception of Salem itself in 1766 through the Jim Crow Era and into the 21st Century.
“Salem Presents” is an interactive, live online series for lifelong learners. Episodes feature members of our museum staff and colleagues sharing engaging stories about the diverse peoples and intriguing objects that form the material landscape of the early South. Educational yet entertaining, “Salem Presents:” is an ideal way to learn more about the rich history of the early American South, including the Moravians in North Carolina.
As part of Old Salem’s commitment to facilitate conversations and provide historical context for all people in our community, the first four episodes of “Salem Presents:” will feature recent research about individuals who did not have an active voice in the historical narrative.
Tickets for these four episodes are available on a “pay what you wish” model. Participants will also have the opportunity to make donations during the live webcasts to support the museum’s annual fund. The series is broadcast using the Crowdcast platform.
Broadcast on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM EST, each episode of Salem Presents is about 30 to 45 minutes in length, including a live Q&A session that enables you to interact with the presenter or others in the audience. The series is broadcast using the Crowdcast platform.
Learn more: https://www.oldsalem.org/salem-presents/