Growing up in Winston-Salem, although not raised as a Moravian, it is difficult not to have been influenced in some way by the Moravian culture. From Love Feast Services, to love of the architecture, Christmas and holiday traditions. For instance, living in Georgia, our star is still displayed starting the first day of Advent. Most every child in public school has attended the Candle Tea at the Brothers House. (I hope that is still a tradition.)

On a recent visit Denise and I explored the Village of Salem during this Christmas season to enjoy the decorations and the sights and sounds.

Here are some of the images I took on our visit to Old Salem and I hope you get a feelings of its beauty and charm.

Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina that was originally settled by the Moravian community in 1753. This small city features a living history museum (operated by the non-profit Old Salem Museums & Gardens, organized as Old Salem Inc.) that interprets the restored Moravian community. The non-profit organization began its work in 1950, although some private residents had restored buildings earlier. As the Old Salem Historic District, it was declared a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1966 and expanded in 2016. The district showcases the culture of the Moravian settlement in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th centuries, communal buildings, churches, houses, and shops.
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