General Meeting: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
General Meetings are a time to welcome visitors, hear guest speakers, and discuss club business. Women who are new or established residents of Greater Winston Salem are invited to join. Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings or activities before joining and paying dues.
The general meetings are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street (just off Silas Creek Parkway, via the Bolton Street exit) at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except August and December)
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)
Speaker: Johanna Metzgar Brown
Located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem is an original Moravian settlement. Old Salem introduces visitors to early American history. One can experience architecture, gardens, tours, artifacts, and hands-on workshops in this unique village. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem Museums and Gardens tells the story of life in the early South through an unparalleled collection of early southern furniture, ceramics, silver, paintings, textiles, and other decorative arts from 1660-1860. Museum docents describe early Southern artistry, craftsmanship, and stories. They introduce visitors to the early South through its objects and material culture.
The museum is the realization of a vision of Frank Horton and his mother Theodosia Taliaferro. They were both antiques dealers and collectors who dedicated their lives to raising awareness of and appreciation for objects made in the South. In 1960, they offered to loan their collection to the new museum and in 1964, they established an endowment to fund MESDA. MESDA opened to the public in January,1965.
Johanna Metzgar Brown is the director of collections and curator of Moravian Decorative Arts at Old Salem Museums and Gardens. She has a BA in American Studies and Anthropology from Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, and an MA in History Museum Studies from Cooperstown graduate program in Cooperstown, NY. In 1991, after completing her MA, Johanna began working at Old Salem where she has served in various curatorial positions.
Although her primary research focus is the Moravian Decorative Arts collection at historic Old Salem, Johanna also works with the collections of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA). She has written for a variety of publications including Ceramics in America, the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, the magazine Antiques, and Antiques and Fine Art. She lectures regularly on Moravian and southern material culture.
Calendar of Events: April 2017
Please RSVP for all events. Non-members who wish to attend one of our events should contact our Membership Coordinator, Pat Titus, at 336-771-4422 for additional information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Club: Monday, April 3, at 10:00 a.m.: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Mahjong: Tuesday, April 4, at 1:00 p.m.
Evening Cards: Wednesday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 11, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: Wednesday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m.
Bridge: Thursday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m.
Movie & Dinner: Friday, April 14, at 4:00 p.m.
Mahjong: Tuesday, April 18, at 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Bunch: Thursday, April 20, at 11:45 a.m.
Travel Talk: Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Day Trip Gals: Friday, April 21, at 10:15 a.m.
Special Event: Saturday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m. Piedmont Earth Day Fair
General Meeting: Tuesday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: (Special Day & Time) Tuesday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m.
Community Service: Wednesday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m.
Day Cards: Thursday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m.
Dinner Out: Thursday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m.