Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

Students and scouts can tour the 12 exhibits of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, with collections of architecture, ceramics, furniture, paintings, paper, silver, and textiles. Either tour all the galleries and learn about objects made by diverse craftsmen from the first English footsteps at Jamestown to the first canon fired at Fort Sumter, or take a thematic tour. Focuses can include African American influence on decorative arts, or Women’s World, where groups will explore the life of a woman through objects like a quilt, sampler, and crock. Tours can be customized, and could be beneficial for college students studying architecture or art. 

Contact Info:
Address: 924 S Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Forsyth County. Tel: 336-721-7337. Web: www.mesda.org. Email: mesdaeducation@oldsalem.org. Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1-5PM. 
  
Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue