On November 5, 2018, representatives from Forsyth colleges and universities and from local Moravian records-keepers at the Moravian Archives, Old Salem and MESDA met to form a new Moravian Studies Collaborative. We formed three working groups out of our first meeting: 1) Cherokee Studies/Trail of Tears Witness Community work for next spring; 2) organizing a conference of Moravian studies on “Becoming American” with grant applications going out starting in February; and 3) expanding what we as a local Moravian Studies Collaborative could do beyond emailing/sharing information and occasional gatherings. We will be sharing community events from the group though our email newsletter and on our website here as we receive them.
For more information about the Collaborative, contact Archivist Eric Elliott.
• Monday, December 3, 6:00pm, Forsyth County Public Library, 660 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem – RiverRun’s Films With Class & The Forsyth County Public Library present a free screening of “RUMBLE (The Indians Who Rocked the World),” conversation following with Ukrike Wiethaus, Ph.D, CHTP, Professor, Department for Study of Religions and American Ethnic Studies Program, Wake Forest University.
• Thursday, December 13, 12:15pm, Archie K. Davis Center, 457 S. Church St., Winston-Salem – Lunchtime Lecture, “And Still More Fun Finds in the Vault,” by Assistant Archivist Nicole Crabbe and Friends from the Moravian Archives and Moravian Music Foundation.