Events

Virtual: Salem Presents: In the Shadow of Freedom with Dr. Torren Gatson

Join Dr. Torren Gatson, Assistant Professor of History at UNC Greensboro, for a look at slavery in Antebellum Charleston, South Carolina, through the lens of a pair of "slave badges" in the MESDA Collection. “Salem Presents” is an interactive, live online series for lifelong learners. Episodes feature members of our museum staff and colleagues sharing […]

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Virtual: Salem Presents: Hidden Town of Salem with Martha Hartley

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 […]

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Virtual: Salem Presents: Material Evidence of African Americans in Salem

Join Johanna Brown, Curator of Moravian Decorative Arts, for a look at how objects can help illuminate the often-overlooked stories of African American--enslaved and free--in Salem. “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 […]

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Virtual: THINGS: A Global Conversation About Immigration

If you had to leave your homeland, what would you bring with you? What would you be able to bring? What would you be allowed to bring? And what would your choices say about your reasons for going, your hopes for the future, and your connection to those you left behind? John Roy Mackay carried […]

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Virtual: THINGS: A Global Conversation About Globalization

Tickets are FREE with a donation of any amount* https://10798a.blackbaudhosting.com/10798a/Things-A-Global-Conversation-about-Globalization In 1545, over half a century before Jamestown and Plymouth, the Spanish discovered vast silver deposits at Potosí in the Andes Mountains. Potosí’s silver was mined by Indigenous peoples and African slaves and fueled trade, conflict, and cultural confluence at a truly global scale with […]

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Virtual: THINGS: A Global Conversation About Indigenous Cultures

Tickets are FREE with a donation in any amount* https://10798a.blackbaudhosting.com/10798a/Things-A-Global-Conversation-about-Indigenous-Peoples In the United States, the upcoming 400th anniversary of the “first” Thanksgiving is a time to consider the indigenous cultures whose lives were dramatically affected by colonization here and throughout the world. In the United States, efforts to erase indigenous cultures continued in government-run schools […]

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THINGS: A Global Conversation About Neutrality

Tickets are FREE with a donation in any amount* https://10798a.blackbaudhosting.com/10798a/Things-A-Global-Conversation-about-Neutrality Hidden messages scrawled on drawer sides. Secrets buried beneath layers of paint. Threats of revolution. Promises of change. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, revolution and political upheaval created complex situations for craftspeople and consumers. Much like today, they had to navigate periods of extraordinary […]

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