Old Salem, Virginia
stopped by last Sunday
on the way home from a ministry visit.
Arrived 4:25- Everything closed at 4:30.
The whole town was getting ready
for the children to come to the town center
for a Halloween party.
So we walked around a bit.
And decided we will have to come back.
This area has reenactments
much like Colonial Williamsburg.
A beautiful Fall day.
We strolled through another cemetery.
historically burials in Old Salem
were organized by "choir groups"
within the church congregation.
Even today local Moravian members
are buried by gender rather than family units.
Hope and promise on the entry arches.
Salem College-has been around awhile.
It is one of the oldest educational institutions
for women in the United states
Not very many girls only schools left.
A glimpse of time from the past.
A Moravian Community
was established here.
They came down from
They are still an active congregation today.
Think we will have to come back
and tour this amazing spot of history.