Often seen in ancient manuscripts, versals are large embellished letters with elaborate flourishes, curves and ornate patterns that set off a piece of calligraphy work. A modern twist on versal creation has taken place in calligrapher Joyce Teta’s Encore class. Starting with a small Gideons Bible, the students utilized their calligraphy skills in creating their own interpretation of a versal. This exhibit showcases the resulting 26 artists’ books highlighting students’ creative use and interpretation of versals.
Celebrate Archives Month and view our newest exhibits: “Documenting Change at Wake Forest: Dr. Edwin Wilson’s Papers” and “Bible Versals.” We will also feature new online resources for Queer History Month. Light refreshments will be served.
It’s Halloween!!! All ages are invited to join us for our bicentennial celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! Trace the history of Shelley’s monster in print – beginning with the first edition of 1818 – in an exhibit from the rare book collection. We look forward to seeing you in your spookiest form and sharing snacks, art activities, and more! This event is free and open to the public.
Come discover all that we have in store for you in Special Collections & Archives! Manuscripts, rare books, memorabilia and histories galore. We would love to introduce you to authors, inventors, artists, preachers, presidents and professors as you experience one of our behind-the-scenes special tours and activities we have planned for you during your Homecoming Weekend visit! Please stop by!
This month’s theme “Native American Heritage Month” will showcase materials from archives all over Winston-Salem. Chat with archivists about the materials as you enjoy a drink. HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE!! The exhibit will be kid-friendly, and we will have coloring pages for kids (of all ages). We hope that you’ll join us for this great opportunity to learn more about local history and archives while enjoying your favorite beer!