A Walk Through Old Salem

A Walk Through Old Salem

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Old Salem is a restored 18th- and 19th-century village that is frequently compared to Colonial Williamsburg. Within two dozen blocks are over 90 restored and reconstructed buildings, including several that are open to the public as museums.Moravians, members of an early Protestant sect called the Unity of Brethren, derived their name from their homeland, Moravia, now part of the Czech Republic. Persecuted for centuries in their own land, the Moravians emigrated to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1740. Thirteen years later, they bought a 100,000-acre tract in the Carolina wilderness, which they called Wachovia. Salem, which was founded in this wilderness in 1766, became Wachovia's principal town. Today, the restored village stands near the downtown area of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Walter Stone's pen-and-ink illustrations bring the Old Salem structures to life. Each of these illustrations is accompanied by a narrative that explains the structure's history. The illustrations and commentary combine to take the reader on a tour of one of North Carolina's most popular tourist destinations.
Publisher: Winston-Salem, N.C. : John F. Blair, c2000
ISBN: 9780895872319
Branch Call Number: 975.667
Characteristics: xv, 55 pages :,illustrations, map ;,17 x 23 cm


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