WINSTON-SALEM, NC—On Thursday, December 10th, the Winston-Salem Women of Womble Bond Dickinson (WOW) hosted an enlightening and moving virtual event on the Hidden Town Project, an initiative driven by the Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Old Salem is a historic site and museum located near downtown Winston-Salem, with a mission to to share the rich, authentic, and diverse cultural history of the early South. The Hidden Town Project is a program focused on researching and revealing the history of enslaved and free Africans and African Americans who once lived in Salem, North Carolina. Goals of the Project include locating the sites of dwelling places of enslaved people throughout Salem’s historic district, connecting with descendants of the enslaved, archaeologically investigating designated sites, and fully integrating this narrative into the everyday interpreted visitor experience: where they lived and worked, and who they were as human beings.
The presentation, led by Martha Hartley, Director of Moravian Research at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, took the participants on a historical journey through Salem. Hartley touched on the landscape of slavery in Salem, the history of the Moravian community, and future plans for the Project.
Organized by Winston-Salem WOW co-liaison, Brittany Teague, the presentation was virtually attended by more than 20 women.
Brittany Teague is a transactional attorney who focuses her practice on commercial real estate and has experience guiding her clients through all stages of the acquisition, disposition, and financing of a diverse range of commercial properties.