There are three ways the Archives is celebrating the voyages of the ship that transported Moravian settlers from Europe to the New World from 1748-1757. Our first Lunchtime Lecture of the season on Thursday, September 13, will be “Irene – Moravian Mission Ship,” given by Assistant Archivist Nicole Crabbe. The thirty-minute talk will begin at 12:15 pm in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall on the second floor of our Archie K. Davis Building. Then, look for the Archives’ table and items for sale before and after the showing of “Irene – The Musical” at Advent Moravian Church at 2:00 pm on Saturday September 15. And get online your copy of Robert Tuttle’s 2011 booklet on the history of Moravian Ships, a booklet reprinting and refreshing of John Jordan’s 1895 article on Moravian immigration to Pennsylvania in the eighteenth century.
The Archives welcomes members of the Worldwide Unity Board on the afternoon of September 13th, 2018 – a visit that will be part of their week-long stay in Winston-Salem.
Just a couple of spots left for joining in our next Family History Docent Training from 9:00 am-noon on September 11. There is a small fee to cover the costs of materials, refundable if you complete your service with us. Contact us for more info or to sign up.
There are a number of happenings this busy month beyond the Archives, and some perhaps of interest to those who support us here on Salem hill include a September 4 evening talk on Bethania at the Forsyth County Genealogical Society, a late afternoon talk at Old Salem on September 13 on interpreting difficult history and an evening presentation on local newspaper history at the Walkertown Library on September 18.
A complete schedule of this year’s Lunchtime Lectures is available below as a graphic, and in text and as a pdf file on our Web site. There you will also find links out to selected videos of previous talks. Please join us if you can. Happy Fall, to all!
The Archives will be closed to the public the week of August 6-10, 2018. This will enable us to do a vault audit and to install a new alarm system in the building.