"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."
Removed but Connected and Involved:
|Charleston Harbor c. 1771|
|Moravian Missionaries Indians|
From the Revolutionary War to the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War, external forces inevitably touched and even altered daily life in Salem. As time and events demanded, the Moravians reshaped their society, their culture, their commerce and certain religious rules and practices.