"The history of the Moravians comes to life at Old Salem. A unique religious group, the Moravians made the town of Salem an oasis of beauty and order in the Carolina back-country. Today in the workshops, homes, and gardens of Old Salem, men and women carry on the daily tasks of living just as they were done in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries - crafting beautiful objects, running households and businesses, and engaging in artistic and musical pursuits. This guide will help you make the most of your visit to Old Salem, one of the most authentic living-history museums in the United States."Multicultural Society - Serving Their Neighbors
|Wachovia in Forsyth County|
From the earliest days the Moravians were a multicultural society. The first colonists dispatched to North Carolina in 1753 were born in Germany, Norway, Danish Holstein, Pennsylvania, or New York. In 1766, the Moravians in Wachovia welcomed "the first company of Brethren and Sisters coming to us direct from Europe by way of Charleston [South Carolina]...."