Carolina in their minds

mesda_old_salemThe Society of American Period Furniture Makers is returning to the Old Salem Historic District in Winston-Salem, N.C., for its mid-year conference, which is scheduled for June 22-26.

The group of furniture makers and collectors had a sold-out show at the venue in 2012.

mesda_tour“Old Salem is a Moravian community that celebrated its 250th anniversary last year and has always been a very active community,” says Tom Sears, chairman of SAPFM’s Back Country Carolina chapter. “It has great history and we have the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts here, which is the absolute premium museum if anybody’s trying to study Southern decorative art.”

The conference is limited to 90 attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration opens April 1.

“We’ll have expert presenters, such as Steve Latta who will be repeating a two-hour presentation,” Sears says. “We’ll also divide attendees into groups of 30, so everybody can get up close and personal with the presentations.”

Other scheduled presenters include Ronnie Young and Martin O’Brien.

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This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue.

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