Winston-Salem is a fun town that loves showing off the history here. From classic homemade cookies that are still made by hand today to old carpenters making furniture by hand, this town is sure to help your understanding of history go deeper than you imagined. One fun fact about Winston-Salem, North Carolina is that it was the first town to celebrate Independence Day. But it’s not in the kind of celebration with fireworks and picnics, instead, they share their gratitude in a more humble way. They welcome new immigrants into the United States along with a prayer circle in gratitude to the founding fathers and all those that sacrificed their lives for our country. With this town’s history depicted so well, it’s easy to see how much this town has influenced this country and all that it has to offer.
Meet Frank Vagionn, the 11th president of Old Salem, North Carolina. He loves expressing the history and how much the Moravians, or founders, built this town. His hope is to take history from being flat, to a deep and rich understanding for anyone who comes here.
Travis and Eva Haines
Travis and Eva Haines are 7th generations Moravian cookie makers, but what's more impressive is that EVERYTHING is handmade. This place began in 1789 and all started with competitive women in the kitchen seeing how thin they could cut their cookies.
Marys Gourmet Diner
Mary is the Grit Queen in Winston Salem and is proud of it. After all, she only puts in a "Little Bit" of butter in the recipe and isn't shy about it. She is also grateful for her restaurant in making art a huge part of her life and the joy she has gained from it.