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Reynolda House Museum of American Art Hosts 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Winston Salem Southbound Railway

The yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway culminates with a free talk by Winston-Salem native W. Jeff Miller at Reynolda House Museum of American Art on Wednesday, February 23 at 7 p.m.

The event coincides with the current exhibition at Reynolda House, “Trains that Passed in the Night: The Photographs of O. Winston Link,” on view through June 19, 2011. The Norfolk & Western Railway, the subject of the exhibition, reached as far south as Winston-Salem, and the Southbound Railway continued the lines into the southwestern areas of North Carolina, having a significant impact on the local economy. The exhibition will be open to guests attending the event.

Miller is the historian at the Winston-Salem chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS). He will discuss the history of the railroads in Winston-Salem and their effect on the city in a presentation that will include rare historical pictures, videos, models and artifacts.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its permanent collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features traveling and original exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.

For more information, please visit or call 336.758.5150

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