By Karen Cecil Smith
An previous Salem Christmas, 1840, tells the tale of Christmas get together in old Salem, North Carolina, as noticeable in the course of the eyes of a tender Moravian lady. Salem was once based in 1766 by means of the Moravians--a Protestant religion that all started in what's referred to now because the Czech Republic. The old city is now a residing historical past museum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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Org Old Salem Museums & Gardens is America’s most comprehensive historic attraction, including the restored Moravian town of Salem and educational resources for learning about Moravians in the early South. org The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem is located in the 1741 Gemeinhaus, Bethlehem’s oldest building and a National Historic Landmark. Stories of the Moravian founders come to life in this authentic five-story log structure. The Wachovia Historical Society P. O. org The Wachovia Historical Society collects, preserves, and disseminates information on the history, antiquities, and literature of the Moravian church in the South.
She lives on a farm outside of High Point, North Carolina. About the Illustrator: BEBE PHIPPS Bebe Phipps grew up in Dudley, North Carolina. She currently resides in Winston-Salem where she attends Salem College. Bebe is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design. Art has always been her greatest desire. Some choose politics or mission work to change the world, but she has devoted her life to reaching the world through art. Bebe’s goal is to get in touch with audiences of all ages and unite them in a common experience, be it through her work in the studio or illustrations in a book.
About the Illustrator: BEBE PHIPPS Bebe Phipps grew up in Dudley, North Carolina. She currently resides in Winston-Salem where she attends Salem College. Bebe is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design. Art has always been her greatest desire. Some choose politics or mission work to change the world, but she has devoted her life to reaching the world through art. Bebe’s goal is to get in touch with audiences of all ages and unite them in a common experience, be it through her work in the studio or illustrations in a book.
An Old Salem Christmas, 1840 by Karen Cecil Smith