“Merger: Making the Twin City” at Aperture Cinemas – 311 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem.

ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT – Documentary will be shown at the New Winston Museum on Saturday, May 11 at 12pm and 1:30pm. The New Winston Museum will host two screenings of the Free admission, first come first served. 713 S. Marshall St.

DVDs of the documentary may be purchased on the Centennial eShop.DVDs will be distributed starting May 9.

On March 18, 1913 Salem and Winston, residents were going to the polls to vote on a proposal to consolidate their towns under one city government. Just 34 years earlier, in 1879, they had soundly rejected the idea. That failed effort reflected a lingering political acrimony between the towns that dated back to the founding of Winston in 1849. A second consolidation proposal in the 1890s never got far enough to be put to a vote. But this time, boosters were confident that the citizens of the twin city would embrace this merger of identities.

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