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Historic Bethabara Park

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2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States

February 2019

British Occupation of Bethabara

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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The British are coming! Join us for a weekend of living history at Historic Bethabara Park. Bring out the whole family to explore the park and meet re-enactors who can share the stories of the British Occupation of Wachovia in 1781. Keith the blacksmith will be here with his forge!

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May 2019

Bethabara Highland Games

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Free Admission! Celebrate the Scots-Irish contribution to Bethabara! Enjoy live music from Góilín and Wake the Parson, watch extreme heavy athletic competitions, eat authentic Scottish foods, participate in the battle axe competition, experience sheepdog demonstrations, listen to bagpipes, and shop from local craftsmen. 

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March 2021

18th Century Cooking Workshop

March 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join our tour guides and go on a culinary journey to the 18th century! Learn how to make a simple meal using the ingredients the Moravians had available to them in 1750s North Carolina. The lesson will include open fire cooking and baking in our outdoor bake oven. $25. Reservations required with a limit of 20 people. Please contact 336-397-7586 or email frankb@cityofws.org We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event…

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Opening Day

March 27, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join us as we celebrate our opening of a new season at Bethabara! Bethabara tradespeople will be demonstrating in our reconstructed 1754 Village so you can learn more about woodworking, pottery, 18th century cooking, and more! We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event.

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Walk in the Park: Step Back in Time

March 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Celebrate National Walk in the Park Day with us! Guided tours will lead you through Bethabara's history, all the way up to God's Acre where you can view the gravestones of some of the first Moravians who built Bethabara. Reservations and masks required. Please call 336-397-7586 for more information.

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May 2021

Medicinal Garden Talk & Tour

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join one of our expert gardeners for a discussion about the history of our Hortus Medicus, or medicinal garden. Learn about its design, its plants, and their uses before going on a tour of the garden in full bloom. Reservations and masks required. $10 per person. Please contact us at 336-397-7586 or frankb@cityofws.org. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event is subject to cancellation due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.

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July 2021

Young Apprentices Program

July 12, 2021 @ 9:30 am - July 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Spend five days this summer learning from our blacksmith, potter, woodworker, and more. Ages 12-15. Advanced reservations required. Call 336-397-7587 or email dianao@cityofws.org to learn more. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event is subject to cancellation due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.

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Hands-on-History Day

July 17, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Explore Bethabara's history by speaking with skilled craftsmen practicing the trades found here in the 18th century. Chat with our blacksmith, woodworkers, and blue dyer, and take home a souvenir shirt dyed in indigo! Learn about the food available to the first settlers and sample some yourself. Become immersed in Bethabara's history as the sights and sounds that once filled the town come alive once more. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of…

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September 2021

Apple Festival–CANCELLED

September 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE RISE IN COVID-19 CASES. One of our biggest and most-loved events! Join us as we celebrate the arrival of fall in all of its apple-filled goodness. Meet local artisans selling their wares while listening to music and enjoying a meal from one of our many food trucks. Don't forget to buy a bag of apples from a local orchard on your way out! The perfect souvenir for this family-fun event. We will follow…

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Living History Day

September 25, 2021 @ 10:30 am - October 7, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join some of our tour guides as they demonstrate 18th century trades found in Bethabara. Speak to our woodworker and blacksmith, check out a cooking demonstration and dyeing demo and more! This event is free and will take place outside in the field next to the Visitor Center.

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October 2021

Cooking Workshop

October 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join our guides for a hands-on cooking demonstration! You'll learn what the Moravians were putting on their dinner tables in Bethabara while participating in an 18th century cooking lesson. The best part: you'll get to taste the results! Pre-registration is required for this event. Cost is $25 per person. Spaces are limited, so please call 336-924-8191 to sign up. We will be following all state and City of Winston-Salem safety guidelines.

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Boo! At Bethabara

October 30, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Kick off your Halloween weekend at Bethabara! We'll have a spooky storyteller for children ages 12 and under and guided tours up to God's Acre where you might encounter some spirits of Bethabara's past. Costumes are encouraged! While both storytelling and the ghost tours are free, we are asking everyone to pre-register. Ghost walks will go at 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00. Storytelling will be from 1:30-4:30, please ask for times when you call. You can register by…

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November 2021

Moravian Star Workshop

November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Celebrate the season by learning how to make a traditional Moravian star that you can take home with you. $25 per person. Reservations required. Please call 336-397-7586 or email frankb@cityofws.org. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event is subject to cancellation due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.

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December 2021

Moravian Star Workshop

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Celebrate the season by learning how to make a traditional Moravian star that you can take home with you. $25 per person. Reservations required. Please call 336-397-7586 or email frankb@cityofws.org. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event is subject to cancellation due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.

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Christmas at Bethabara

December 4, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join us for a Christmas tour through time! See how the Moravians celebrated Christmas in their new North Carolina home, tour the decorated 1788 Gemeinhaus, and learn what Christmas treats Moravians would make in the 1800s to celebrate the season. While this event is free, pre-registration is required. Masks are recommended for the outdoor portions of the tour, and required during the indoor Gemeinhaus tour. Contact 336-397-7587 or email dianao@cityofws.org to reserve your spaces today! We will follow the COVID-19…

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Moravian Star Workshop

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Celebrate the season by learning how to make a traditional Moravian star that you can take home with you. $25 per person. Reservations required. Please call 336-397-7586 or email frankb@cityofws.org. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event is subject to cancellation due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.

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April 2022

Anna Catharina’s Bethabara

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join Anna Catharina, one of Bethabara's 18th century residents, as she shows you around her world and discusses the roles of women in the town. Then visit the gardens where you'll learn more about the types of trades women were involved with, from flax processing to sheering sheep! Advanced reservations are required. $5 per adult, $3 per child plus NC sales tax. Please contact us at 336-397-7587 or dianao@cityofws.org. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at…

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Anna Catharina’s Bethabara

April 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join Anna Catharina, one of Bethabara's 18th century residents, as she shows you around her world and discusses the roles of women in the town. Then visit the gardens where you'll learn more about the types of trades women were involved with, from flax processing to sheering sheep! Advanced reservations are required. $5 per adult, $3 per child plus NC sales tax. Please contact us at 336-397-7587 or dianao@cityofws.org. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at…

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May 2022

Bethabara Highland Games

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Come celebrate the Scots-Irish contribution to colonial Bethabara during the Park’s 20th Annual Highland Games event. The day will feature tartan-clad athletes, pipe and drum bands, the annual Parade of Tartans, a battle axe competition, children’s activities, live music, food, vendors, and more! Festivities will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event is subject to…

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June 2022

Young Apprentices Program

June 27 @ 9:30 am - July 1 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on August 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Back for its second year! Spend five days this summer learning from our blacksmith, potter, woodworker, and more. Ages 12-15. Advanced reservations required. Call 336-397-7587 or email dianao@cityofws.org to learn more. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event is subject to cancellation due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.

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July 2022

Hands-on-History Day

July 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Explore Bethabara’s history by speaking with skilled craftsmen practicing the trades found here in the 18th century. Chat with our blacksmith, woodworkers, and blue dyer, and take home a souvenir shirt dyed in indigo! Learn about the food available to the first settlers and sample some yourself. Become immersed in Bethabara’s history as the sights and sounds that once filled the town come alive once more. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of…

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August 2022

Indigenous Peoples and Moravians: A Celebration of Cultures

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd
Winston-Salem, 27106 United States
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Join us as we explore the connections between Indigenous Peoples and the early Moravians. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be onsite to share their culture, history, and crafts; staff from the Lam Museum of Anthropology will display and discuss artifacts from their North Carolina Native American archaeological collection; a Park guide will lead two informative tours regarding Indigenous Peoples to 1800; and the Felt and Soul Puppet Theater will perform throughout the day. Admission is free.

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