Paula Locklair

The 2018 Archie K. Davis Award for History was awarded to Paula Welshimer Locklair. Paula was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of history. Earlier in 2017, Mrs. Locklair completed 46 years of service at Old Salem Museums and Gardens where since 2005 she was Vice President of Education. She has also authored…

Langdon E. Oppermann

The 2019 Archie K. Davis Award for History was presented to Langdon E. Oppermann. Ms. Oppermann is an architectural historian and planner with the architectural firm of Joseph K. Oppermann, Architect, P.A. The firm specializes in research, restoration, and retrofitting of historic buildings. She conducts intensive-level research on the history and architectural history of buildings and…

Redcoats in Wachovia

October – November 1780 During the Revolutionary War, Moravians in Wachovia were under extreme pressure from the North Carolina colonial government and British troops, and neighbors were almost evenly divided in their loyalties to crown and Continental Congress. Religious, industrious, peaceful, and not takers of oaths, the Moravians asked only to be left alone in…

A 250th For Winston-Salem

This article by Richard Starbuck (1947-2020), former Archivist of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, was published on February 13, 2015, in the Winston-Salem Journal.  For many years, Mr. Starbuck was editor of The Wachovia Tract as well as the Treasurer for WHS. This Saturday, Feb. 14, commemorates a special occasion in the history and heritage…