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Caught in the Middle: The Revolutionary War and the Moravians

The Moravians were "quiet people" who were a pacifist protestant religious denomination who founded an agriculture community on the Wachovia tract of North Carolina (now Winston-Salem and Forsyth County). Since they avoided taking sides during the War of American Independence, they were doubted and harassed by both Tories and Patriots. They endured days of terror when the American and Royal armies and camp followers marched through their communities on their way to battle. Their crops, live stock, and foodstuffs were constantly confiscated by the commissaries of both armies as they, the commanders, sought to feed their troops. After the war, their industrious nature and assistance to American wounded was recognized and gained them total acceptance in the state of North Carolina and the new nation... This program will be free and open to the public. It will be held in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room.  This program scheduled for April will be rescheduled for a later date.






Legends & Stories by Renae

Native American speaker, storyteller, and recently published author of the book entitled "The Poems and Stories That Fulfill the Promise", Renae "Spring Morning" Wagoner, will be presenting a "catch-all" program consisting of legends and stories while attempting to dispel some misconceptions surrounding Native People. Renae, who is of Shawnee descent, welcomes the opportunity to meet each of you and share her culture, including why she says she may not be what you are expecting! This program will be free and open to the public. It will be held in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room.  This program scheduled for May will be rescheduled for a later date.






Laughter in the Library

In her first book, Debbie Youngman, a newly published author, writes about her career as a librarian and educator in Virginia and North Carolina. Come and hear her share the ideas and stories behind her new book, "Laughter in the Library". This program will be free and open to the public. It will be held in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room.  This program scheduled for June will be rescheduled for a later date.






Policy in Response to Covid 19

The Center is currently closed in response to Covid-19: Reopening, Monday, July 6 by appointment only

Appointments will be divided into the following:

Mon, Wed, Thurs:  10:00am-12:45pm OR 1:00pm-3:45pm

Tues:  12:00pm-3:00pm only

Fri:  10:00am-1:00pm only

Please call 629-9191 to make an appointment and for more specific information.

No walk-ins will be accepted at this time.

Upon arrival, temperatures will be taken using a No Touch Thermometer by a staff member before anyone is allowed to enter the building and masks must be worn at all times.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. This process is to help protect both staff members and patrons.










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