African Storytelling and Drum Circle set for Black History Month

African Storytelling and  Drum Circle set for Black History Month
February 04
00:00 2016
Photo provided by Old Salem Museums & Gardens
The Healing Force is a family of singers, storytellers and musicians.


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As a part of a series of events planned in February to celebrate Black History Month, Old Salem Museums & Gardens is presenting an African Storytelling and Drum Circle event on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Attendees will enjoy a performance from Winston-Salem’s own The Healing Force, a family of singers, storytellers and musicians. Special focus will be given to the Djembe, a very popular West African Drum.

Performances will take place at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the St. Philips Heritage Center located at 913 S. Church Street.

This event is included in the All-in-One ticket, which is $23 for adults and $11 for children 6-16. Group rates are available for groups of 14 or more.  Please call 1-800-441-5305 for group reservations.

For more information on special programming for Black History Month taking place at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and St. Philips Heritage Center, visit

The St. Philips Heritage Center in Old Salem is a sacred place significant to the unusual and unique history of this community, and it is a touchstone of the African American experience. The African and African-American Moravian congregation, organized in Salem in 1822 among a mostly enslaved population, is one of the oldest Black congregations in the United States.  It is the only historic African-American Moravian congregation in the country. The Center is comprised of the African Moravian Log Church, St. Philips African Moravian Church, the Strangers Graveyard, the African American Graveyard, and the Path to Happy Hill Overlook.

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