Old Salem Seeking Local Family Stories of African Americans and Native Americans

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by Chad Nance


By Staff

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is seeking individuals of African and Native American decent to share their stories at its upcoming Heritage Festival on Saturday, February 23. The stories will be recorded at the Heritage Festival using the StoryLine bus.

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Interested persons who would like to share their family’s story should call (336) 499-7951 to request a recording time at StoryLine. There are a limited number of recording spots available, and Old Salem encourages individuals to sign up as soon as possible.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host a Heritage Festival on Saturday, February 23 in celebration of Black History Month. The festival, entitled “Our Shared History: African American and Native American Roots and Connections,” will be a full day of fun activities including African and Native American dance, crafts, music, games, food, demonstrations, displays and more.

The festival begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 4:30 p.m. Events will take place throughout Old Salem.

Pre-sale tickets are available for $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-16 (Available until February 15). After February 15, regular All-In-One ticket rates apply, which are $21 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-16. Friends of Old Salem enjoy free admission. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call: 1-800-441-5305 or visit HERE.


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