SALISBURY — Salisbury is known for its history. And while many of us are cooped up due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Historic Salisbury Foundation created a scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt, which has nine prompts, takes participants around downtown Salisbury to learn about the city’s hundreds of years of history.
Sada Stewart, Historic Salisbury Foundation’s director, said the scavenger hunt has two main purposes: to have fun and celebrate historic Salisbury.
On Friday afternoon, I decided to venture outside with a couple of friends to scavenge downtown Salisbury. I’ve lived here for about a year and a half. My friends, Emalee Young and Emily Rider, grew up in Rowan County.
I printed out a couple copies of the scavenger hunt — copies are also available at 215 Depot Street. I joined up with my friends. We started with the first prompt: “Start the hunt at a house that means a lot to Historic Salisbury Foundation — we bought it in 1972. The house turns 200 years old this year! Bonus: Who is the house named after, and what was his profession?”
We made our way there while also practicing social distancing.