To celebrate our 1000th Facebook “Like,” we are giving to one of our Facebook friends a copy of the Archives’ produced history of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, “With Courage for the Future” (2002). If you have “liked” the page by April 10, you will be entered into a drawing for a free book on April 12.
On April 12, from 6:30-8:00pm, the Archives will host a Supporters Appreciation Reception, featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. This is a special event to say “thank you” to all those individuals who supported us the last two years: with planned gifts, with annual financial donations, with volunteer time and service, and with contributions of items for our collections. Program remarks, by the Provincial Elders’ Conference and Moravian Ministries Foundation of America President Chris Spaugh, begin at 7:00pm
On April 3, Archivist J. Eric Elliott will be presenting a talk about the Archives and its Family History Docent program to the Forsyth County Genealogical Society at the Reynolda Branch of the Forsyth Public Library at 6:30pm.
Congrats to the first class of five graduates of our new Family History Docent program. The five took three hours of training in our resources and are now helping guests with family history research and creating better guides to our holdings. Thanks to : Mary Audrey Apple, Peggy Dodson, Barry Miller, Johnnie Pearson, and Ellen Wallace. Our next class of Docents will be in early summer.
The Archives Commission welcomes five new members this month and is now ten members strong. With half its members appointed by the PEC and half by Salem Congregation, the Commission will meet quarterly. Our thanks to: Mike Sloan, Chair, New Philadelphia Church; Toni Bigham (new), New Philadelphia; Scott Brent, Friedland; Peggy Carter, Fries Memorial; Heather Fearnbach (new), Home; Michael Gwyn (new), Ardmore; John Larson (new), Home; Pat Nelson, Ardmore; Kirk Sanders (new), Home; Rev. Scott Venable, Fairview. On February 1, the PEC appointed J. Eric Elliott the new Archivist of the Southern Province.
Archivist Elliott speaks at the Historic Bethania Association “History and Oysters” event at 2:00pm on March 10, and will be bringing copies of the new reprint of Archivist Crews’ 1993 booklet on Bethania’s founding.