Year-End President’s Fund

December 14, 2017

By now, you may have heard about how this past weekend’s winter storm and power outage caused us to cancel our beloved Salem Christmas, candlelight tours, and St. Nick photo opportunities.  Due to a power surge, we suffered a physical loss to parts of our IT infrastructure, and, because of that, Old Salem has been unable to operate at full capacity.  This has all resulted in not only an estimated gross operating loss of between $150,000 and $175,000, but also a fresh-baked product loss.  We are happy to tell you that we have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank, and we have been able to donate all of our fresh-baked products to their clients!

The outpouring of love and support for Old Salem over the last few days is heartwarming – and, we have to thank our local and national media outlets for covering our story.  Many of you have asked how you can help, and, in response to these requests, we have set up a special “Year-End President’s Fund.”  All of the gifts received to this fund will directly benefit our affected operations.

Thank you for loving Old Salem and thank you for your year-end support!

Franklin D. Vagnone
President and CEO
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
600 S. Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101