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🌎 Explore the world — digitally
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Past meets present in the Twin City. | Photo by WStoday
Whether you’re eager to learn more about different cultures across the globe without stepping foot in an airport, or you want to spend your lunch break doing something other than scrolling social media — we’ve got a pretty neat activity for you to try.

Google Arts & Culture, a digital initiative to make the world’s art and culture more accessible, has partnered with 2,000+ cultural institutions and artists to create a free online platform with high-resolution images and videos of art and artifacts.

Winston-Salem, NC

There’s no place like home. Get to know some of our city’s history through Google Arts & Culture’s collection of 380 photos that date back to 1901. Plus, check out these museums to visit in-person.

Chattanooga, TN

Explore this Tennessee town through pictures that date back to the 1860s. Bonus: Try the browse-by-timeline feature.

Louisville, KY

Understand some of the history behind America’s Derby City through 4,200 photos, including some of the Kentucky Derby over the years.

The Pittock Mansion in Portland, OR.

The grounds of Pittock Mansion are open to the public and offer panoramic views of downtown Portland.

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Portland, OR

Travel back in time while viewing historic photos that date back to the 1860s. We especially love this shot of Multnomah Falls and this panorama of Portland and the Willamette River — both were shot in 1867.

Seattle, WA

We never tire of learning about the Emerald City — and when you begin looking through some of the city’s historic photos, we have a feeling that you’ll feel similarly. One of our favorites has to be this shot from the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. Also, be sure to check out the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience’s collection.
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Jazz Ensemble Concert | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Scales Fine Arts Center, Brendle Recital Hall, 1775 Wake Forest Rd., Winston-Salem | Free | The Wake Forest University Department of Music presents the Fall 2023 Jazz Ensemble Concert.
  • “The Threads We Follow” | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 11 a.m. | Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem | Free | Explore the group exhibition that examines the use and impact of textiles around the world — an opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Voices of the Future: A Book Talk with Gabriel Bump & Cadwell Turnbull | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Bookmarks, 634 W. 4th St., #110 , Winston-Salem | Free | UNCSA educator Allen Smith moderates a discussion with both authors prior to a book signing — registration required.
Friday, Nov. 17
  • Leadership Winston-Salem Community Conversation | Friday, Nov. 17 | 7:30-9 a.m. | Forsyth Technical Community College, Strickland Center, 1615 Geneva Rd., Winston-Salem | $15 | Mayor Allen Joines moderates a discussion with community leaders about the link between housing, education, and crime.
  • Theo Von: Return of the Rat | Friday, Nov. 17 | 8-10 p.m. | The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 2825 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem | $35-$55 | Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor Theo Von brings his latest tour to the Twin City.
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News Notes
 
Edu
  • Beginning Nov. 30, bus drivers, custodians, teacher assistants, and other classified employees will receive a 6% to 8% pay raise. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the measure. (WXII 12 News)
Environment
  • Work to install solar panels on the roof of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building begins today, Nov. 16 and is expected to be complete in January. People using the sidewalk and parking spaces adjacent to the building should expect changes.
Civic
  • The Forsyth County Board of Elections will canvass votes from the Nov. 7 municipal elections on Friday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. Public comments will be allowed during the meeting before official election results are certified.
Network
  • Connect with small business owners and established local companies during Third Thursdays at Sparq. The free event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. tonight, Nov. 16 and is open to the public.
Eat
  • The Philoptochos Society of Winston-Salem will host its 66th annual Greek Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18. You can pre-order Spanakopita, baklava, and other goodies or shop at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (435 Keating Dr.) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Winstonian
  • A graduate of Carver High School will make his Broadway debut on Dec. 5. Devonte Wells will play the role of Marlon, Michael Jackson’s older brother, in “MJ: The Musical.” (Winston-Salem Journal)
Shop
  • Lowes Foods, the grocer headquartered in Winston-Salem, is celebrating grand reopenings at two of its stores. The Robinhood Road location now has expanded Poppy Go Lucky and Breadcrumb sections, while the Lewisville store has added Smokehouse, a top-notch meat department, as well as a larger Cakery section.
Sports
  • Looking for post-Thanksgiving plans? Head to LJVM Coliseum to watch the Demon Deacons take on Charleston Southern on Friday, Nov., 24. Tip-off is at 1 p.m. Grab tickets.*
 
 
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One-of-a-kind finds
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Works by Winston-Salem artist Warren Moyer on display.
| Photo by WStoday
Every year since 1963, dozens of artisans gather in Winston-Salem to showcase and sell their work. The 60th annual Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 + Sunday, Nov. 19 at Benton Convention Center. Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip:
  • Tickets range from $11 to $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.
  • Shoppers can browse from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18.
  • The fair will be open from 12 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.
  • Parking is available in the Sixth-Cherry Trade parking deck at 527 N. Cherry St. ($2 on weekends).
  • Over 80 exhibiting artists will be present to meet admirers and shoppers.
  • Most artisans accept digital forms of payments.
Can’t make it the fair? Explore works year-round at the Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery at 601 N. Trade St.
 
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The Wrap
 
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From the editor
It was fun to see what life in Winston-Salem looked like decades ago on Google Arts & Culture. Did you recognize some of the places in the photographs? I find it fascinating that we are still exploring + enjoying those same spots today.
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