For a list of all past programs, download an Excel Spreadsheet.

            Schedule of Upcoming Programs for

         Sept 2018  through Aug 2019



 Please be aware that a change in the hours of operation for the Reynolda Manor Branch Library has made it necessary to change the time for our monthly meetings. From now on, unless otherwise noted, the social time will begin at 6:00 p.m., announcements will begin at 6:15, and the program will run from 6:30 until (no later than) 7:30, leaving time to straighten the room and prepare for the library’s closing at 8:00 p.m.

Our monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the auditorium of the Reynolda Manor Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, located at 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem, NC.

All meetings are free and open to the public. Guests are welcome! Our programs are planned to be both informative and educational. Upcoming speakers scheduled for our monthly meetings are:

Sept 4, 2018   “Bethania: Wachovia’s First Planned Community” 

presented by Michele Williams, PhD, Visitor Center Manager.  Hear about the families that shaped this 259 year old town, now on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

Oct 2, 2018   “Ghost Stories and Reported Hauntings” Local publisher Barry McGee

has many years of experience in the publishing field and was instrumental in the publishing of the 1990 book, Triad Hauntings, written by Burt Calloway and Jennifer Fitzsimmons. Barry has collected stories of reported hauntings in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area and, as a Halloween month treat, will share those tales with us.

Nov 6, 2018   Kay Harper Windsor   “Reflective writing using prompts to start a personal essay.” 

Timelines and photos can be the starting point for sharing a family legacy with grandchildren.

Dec 4, 2018

Christmas Social potluck for members

Jan 1, 2019

No meeting as library is closed for New Year

Feb 5, 2019  Martha Hartley of Old Salem on “Hidden Town”

Martha Hartley, archaeologist, reports on the research done in the Village of Salem to understand the history of African enslaved and freedmen; where they lived, worked and who they were.

March 5, 2019    Randell Jones, Author,  on  “Daniel and Rebecca Boone and the 250th Anniversary of the Cumberland Gap Trail”  (May 1769)

This program will focus on the wife, daughter, and granddaughter of Daniel Boone, and what their lives were like.  Program made possible by funding from the NC Humanities Council.

April 2, 2019   Mike Sprinkle (Retired Archivist of the Wake Forest Medical Library) will discuss the taking of “Oral Histories”.  

He will give an overview of an Oral History from Introductory remarks to the closing comments; in particular the role of interviewer vis a vis the subject being interviewed.

Program topics are subject to change due to speaker availability or weather.

The FCGS follows the inclement weather policy of the WS/FC Public School System, should classes be cancelled or dismissed early due to bad weather, the FCGS meeting scheduled for that same evening will be cancelled, as well.