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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Old Salem Christmas this Saturday- While You're there Get a Signed Aunt Bee's Cookbook!

Old Salem presents Salem Christmas, this Saturday, December 10, 2011, an annual celebration of Moravian traditions throughout the Historic Town of Salem. Historic Buildings will open at 10:00am and close at 5:00pm.  At 5:15pm we will gather on Salem Square for carol singing & lighting the Christmas pyramid. Throughout the day, various authors will be on location conducting book signings.  Details below:

In the Moravian Book & Gift Shop:

Mark Boliek, author of The Mahogany Door, the first of a trilogy.  His new release is a fantasy for all ages(10:00am - 5:00pm) View author's website
Nancy Thomas, author of Moravian Christmas in the South, which explores the many facets of Moravian Christmas celebrations and how these traditions evolved over time (2:00pm - 5:00pm)

Betty Lyerly Willis, author of The Best of Mayberry Cookbook, a charming classic featuring a painting and photographic collection with histories of Andy Griffith's hometown, Mt. Airy, NC (1:00pm)

In T. Bagge Merchant Shop:
Dr. Allen Paul Speer, author of Sisters of Providence: The Search for God in the Frontier South, 1843-1858 and Banner Elk to Boonville (The Voices Trilogy:Part III) (12:00pm - 4:00pm) View publisher's website

In the Visitor's Center:

David Bergstone, author and Director of Architecture, David Bergstone, will be signing copies of Images of Old Salem: Then & Now (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Book signings are FREE to the public.  Please call (336) 499-7957 or email for more information.

Activities & Demonstrations include:
- Music in the historic buildings
- Rifle & Musket firing demonstrations
- Discussions of 19th century Christmas Decorations
- Make your own marzipan treat
- Sample traditional Moravian Christmas Cakes
- Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
- Puppet Show: Herr Kater's Christmas  11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
- Hearth Cooking
- Painting a Christmas Fraktur
- Soulful Christmas Carols at St. Philips,
   11:00 am & 2:00 pm
- Christmas Carol Sing at the Gray Auditorium, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Activities are included with an All-In-One ticket, which are $21 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-16Purchase a ticket

For more information, please call (336) 721-7350

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