Winston Salem Visitor Guide - 2018 - 6
AT A GLANCE
n Winston-Salem, today's flourishing arts
scene and bustling downtown have colonial
roots and a manufacturing history. The Salem
area was first settled in 1753 by the Moravians,
a religious group from Eastern Europe. A century
later, the city of Winston became an industrial hub
for textiles and tobacco. In 1913, the two united, and
Winston-Salem was born.
Today, more than 100 restaurants, 20 galleries
and museums, and dozens of live music and
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1753 Moravians, a
religious group from
Eastern Europe, settle
in the area.
establish the town
1772 Salem College,
the oldest continuously
institution for women in
the U.S., is founded.
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performing arts venues in downtown alone offer
dynamic big-city culture with small-town charm.
North Carolina's fifth-largest city is known as a
"City of Arts and Innovation," and it lives up to its
moniker with a business culture that celebrates
entrepreneurship, a thriving medical community,
and nationally acclaimed schools.
Come, be immersed in a place of diversity and
activity, of commerce and achievement, and of local
flavors and sips. You'll want to return again and again.
1851 Winston is
After the Civil War,
Winston becomes a
thriving industrial center.
State University is
founded and later
becomes the first
institution in the nation
to grant elementary
is founded in
1913 Winston and
Salem unite as one
1917 Reynolda House
Museum of American
Art, the historic home
of R.J. Reynolds, is