Moonlight Curator Tour

Cost: $125; Members receive 20% discount

The Moonlight Tours on October 24 and 25 are currently sold out. For questions, or to be added to the waitlist, please email Emily Baker at

For two nights only, join us for a very special tour led by Phil Archer, Betsy Main Babcock Deputy Director of Education at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, as we travel back to the fateful night of July 6, 1932 when Smith Reynolds died inside Reynolda. Earlier that evening, Smith, Libby, and their friends gathered at the boathouse on Lake Katharine for an intimate birthday celebration complete with BBQ and moonshine. How did this revelry end in tragedy?

This immersive tour developed from historical records begins at the boathouse and follows Smith’s path back to the bungalow. Enjoy specialty cocktails from Winston Salem cocktail bar Fair Witness and the taste of BBQ while the sounds of cicadas and Jelly Roll Morton hang in the air as twilight meets the darkness of night.

Following the house tour, visit Smith and Libby: Two Rings, Seven Months, One Bullet in the Babcock Wing of Reynolda House.

Past Date and Time(s):
Oct 24, 2023, 7:30pm — 9:30pm,
Oct 25, 2023, 7:30pm — 9:30pm

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