The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem Museums & Gardens is offering a special tour during February in honor of Black History Month. The remaining dates for the tour, “A Hidden Legacy: The African American Influence in Southern Decorative Arts,” are Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The tour is also available by advance appointment during regular museum hours by calling 336-779-6140 at least one week in advance. The tour takes place at MESDA in the Frank L. Horton Museum Center at 924 South Main Street in Winston-Salem.
“A Hidden Legacy: The African American Influence in Southern Decorative Arts,” is a 35-minute tour focusing on the African American stories behind some of MESDA’s most iconic objects, including works by North Carolina cabinetmaker Thomas Day, the Edgefield, S.C. potter David Drake and the Baltimore, Md. painter Joshua Johnson.
The tour is included with the purchase of an All-in-One ticket ($23 for adults and $11 for children ages 6-16) and free for current Friends of Old Salem and current Friends of MESDA. All-in-One tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center. Tickets for the tour only are $11 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-16. Tickets for the tour may be purchased at the Horton Center Desk.
For more information, visit http://www.oldsalem.org/hidden-legacy-tours.