North Carolina Construction News staff writer
We Built This, an exhibit that highlights Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina, opens at Union Station, 300 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem on Feb. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. with a program beginning at 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Historic Resources Commission, the African American Heritage Initiative and Winston-Salem State University. The exhibit highlights the stories of those who designed some of the state’s most historic sites from Colonial Days to the present. People and sites in Winston-Salem that appear in the exhibit include Lamson Hall at Winston-Salem State University, Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church and internationally known brickmaker, George Black.
After Feb. 2, the traveling exhibit will move to the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market where it will be open from 6 a.m. to noon on Feb. 10, 17 and 24.
During the month of March, the exhibit moves to the C.G. O’Kelly Library on the campus of Winston-Salem State University and on March 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. students will make presentations at the library on local Black historic sites.
On Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, there will be a community conversation and an opportunity to digitize photos, scrapbooks and other materials pertaining to Black history. Anything scanned will become a part of the African American Heritage Initiative’s digital archive.
For more information about the exhibit and locations, visit www.CityOfWS.org/1430/Historic-Resources-Commission.