Arts Alive in Old Salem Scheduled for March 23-24


Photo courtesy of Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Old Salem Museums & Gardens will again host the popular educational program Arts Alive in Old Salem on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24. Special Arts Alive activities run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the historic buildings will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Arts Alive strives to bring the rich history of the arts in early America to life for young people. The cost is $15 per student, $23 for adults if booked and paid by 30 days prior to tour (otherwise $27 walk-in rate). Old Salem pays for one adult per 12 students. Reservations can be made by calling 800-441-5305. Students must be accompanied by a teacher or adult.

The Moravians, who founded Salem in 1766, were widely known for their music as well as their handcrafts: pottery, cabinetry, guns, silver, tin wares, and textiles. Music and the arts were interwoven into the daily life of Salem through work, worship, and education. Children in grades K-5 are invited to visit Old Salem for a day of hands-on arts based activities and demonstrations throughout the historic town.

Some of the hands-on activities participants will experience include:

  • Learning about the Moravian legacy of music in Salem both secular and sacred and hear the 1800 Tannenberg Organ
  • Enjoying a delightful look at early childhood in Salem through a study of photographs from our collection and using their own camera to create their own
  • Learning how wood block stamps were used by the printer and trying their hand at using them
  • And many more hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout the historic district.

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