From the Old Salem website: the Historic Town of Salem Salem was founded in 1766 by the Moravians – a Protestant faith that began in what is now known as the Czech Republic. The Moravians were missionaries who established an earlier settlement in Bethlehem, PA before moving south to North Carolina. In 1756 they established a 98,000-acre tract of land “Wachovia”, of which Salem was one of a handful of small settlements. My wife and I were in town for a bridal portrait shoot, so we stayed over and visited Old Salem this afternoon. These are some of the IR shots I took.