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      Spring Festival: The Language of Flowers in Winston Salem

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      May 17, 2014

      Saturday   9:30 AM

      900 Old Salem Rd
      Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

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      Spring Festival: The Language of Flowers

      Join us for our annual Spring Festival where we will celebrate the "Language of Flowers." In the 19th century people, including those living in Salem, were very familiar with the 1859 text by Henrietta Dumont discussing the "language of flowers." Individual flowers and plants had particular meanings, for instance Rosemary meant "remembrance" and Lily of the Valley meant "return of happiness." Even certain colors of flowers had a meaning, while a rose meant "beauty," a yellow rose meant "infidelity" and a white rose meant "silence or innocence." Presented as a single flower or combined into a bouquet the flowers would convey a message from one person to another. During our Spring Festival we will explore the Language of Flowers. Through hands-on activities, historic demonstrations and more we will explore the practical and decorative uses for flowers in Salem in the 18th and 19th centuries. Make your own dried flower collage, learn about the symbolism of flowers in Moravian pottery, hear about the meanings of flowers, watch a puppet show and more! For more information, please contact info@oldsalem.org or 336-721-7300.

      Cost: Included in admission

      Categories: Festivals | Museums & Attractions | Outdoors & Recreation

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