Posted: August 5, 2016
The familiar words, “Play ball!” have resounded throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County for as long as anyone living today can remember. The South’s agreeable climate makes for a long baseball season and provides residents with an outdoor sport that boys and girls of all ages can play. From our early days of roll-a-bat to T-ball and coach-pitch to Little League baseball, children learn team dynamics and spirit, and get to run, catch, hit, and celebrate....
Posted: July 5, 2016
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high,” as the George Gershwin song goes. Our summertime memories may include fishing in a neighborhood pond and seeing cotton fields in full bloom on the drive to the beach. But there’s so much more to remember about summertime, so let’s reminisce about our summer experiences in Winston-Salem.....
Posted: July 2016
Be sure to check out the article on Molly Rawls in the July/August 2016 issue of Yadkin Valley Living Magazine!
Posted: June 4, 2016
Molly has long depended on cemetery records in her research, and while it may seem macabre to some, cemeteries are beautiful places to remember and, moreover, to learn. For instance, during some research in the Forsyth County Genealogy Society’s cemetery records, Molly came across the name of a two-year old child who passed away in 1923...
Posted: June 3, 2016
Day camps and resident camps have attracted Forsyth County youngsters for over 90 years. Camps by the name of Lasater, Civitan, Sylvania, Dor-ker, Shirley Rogers, and Betty Hastings just exist as memories today. Camp Hanes and Camp Raven Knob date their beginnings to 1927 and 1954, respectively, and still operate as camps for young people today...
Posted: May 4, 2016
Molly Grogan Rawls sifts through old photographs and newspaper articles, finding the stories behind the men and women who built Winston-Salem.
Though a 31-year Lewisville resident, Rawls is more associated with her work in preserving the history of the big city 10 miles away....
Posted: October 20, 2015
On October 20, 2015, Molly Rawls received the 2015 Achie K. David Award, presented by the Wachovia Historical Society.
Posted: July 27, 2012
Be sure to check out the article on Molly Rawls in the May/June 2012 issue of Yadkin Valley Living Magazine!
Posted: August 27, 2008
August 29, 1918 was a great day to be in downtown Winston-Salem. There was no forewarning, no advance notice that this would be a red-letter day in Winston-Salem history. You just had to be there.
Signings & Events
The author is available for speaking engagements to local historical societies, community and civic groups, high school class programs and reunions, church meetings, and other gatherings that might benefit from an illustrated talk related to Winston-Salem history. Contact the author using the contact information below to discuss specific events!
Where to Buy
Retail locations in Winston-Salem carrying one or more of the author's titles can be found following the link below. Most of these locations also carry copies that have been autographed by the author!
About the Author
Molly Grogan Rawls is a second-generation native of Winston-Salem. She is a graduate of North Forsyth High School and UNC-Chapel Hill, where she majored in English and received a Master of Science in Library Science degree. Since 1990, Molly has worked as the photo archivist for the Forsyth County Public Library.
Winston-Salem's Historic Cemetery Book Events:

Monday, April 4, 2016
Interview on WSJS with J.R. Snider
9:30 am

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Barnes & Noble Book signing

1925 Hampton Inn Court
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Monday, May 9, 2016
Talk to Lewisville Historical Society

Lewisville Library
6490 Shallowford Road,
6:30 pm

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Talk at the New Winston Museum

713 S. Marshall Street
5:30 pm

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Book signing at Spring Festival in Old Salem

Moravian Book & Gift Shop
614 S. Main Street
10:00 am. - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, June 7. 2016
Talk to Forsyth County Genealogy Society

Reynolda Manor Library
2839 Fairlawn Road
6:30 pm

Monday, September 19, 2016
Talk to Primetimers at First Presbyterian Church

300 N. Cherry Street
6:00 pm

(make reservations for dinner if plan to eat dinner with group, 336-723-1621 x221)

Store Address
Barnes & Noble Booksellers 1925 Hampton Inn Court

Bo-Ty Florist 3002 Trenwest Drive

Camel City News & Gifts 533 N. Spring St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Cricket’s Nest Craft Shop 4401 Country Club Road

House of Plants 507 Harvey Street

Lewisville Drug Company 6715 Shallowford Road

Mast General Store 516 N. Trade St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Moravian Book & Gift Shop 614 S. Main Street

Old Salem Visitor Center 900 Old Salem Road

Walgreen Drug Stores 2795 Lewisville-Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC

3634 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC

Books can also be purchased from the author. Contact for details.

Check locations for availability.