Our next Lunchtime Lecture on February 8 will be “Back to the Cherokee Nation – Stories from the Archives’ New Publication Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees, volume 7.” Richard Starbuck, Past Archivist for the Province, will be our speaker.
Family History Docent training begins in March. Those with an interest in this program, which offers docents extra information about our genealogical resources in exchange for volunteer time helping in the Archives, should contact the Archives at 336-722-1742 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family History Docents learn extra information about the resources we have available for public use in doing genealogical research, and in exchange they are asked to work a few weekly hours in the Archives for a season so they may help family researchers who visit our Archives. If you’d like a direct email about our Docent program when details are available later this month, send us a request to email@example.com
The Archives welcomes this month two Salem College students for “Jan Term” project work, cataloging both archival materials and tintype photographs in our collections. If you know a student who is looking for work study, internship, or library-project experience, please invite them to contact our facility.
On October 11, 2017, a reading room full of invited guests assembled to welcome an official visit by two leaders from the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr., and the Honorable Jack D. Baker, a former At-Large Councilman (2006-2017) for Cherokee Nation, presented the Archives with a check for $25,000 to support the publication of additional volumes of the book series Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees.
Secretary Hoskin, on his first visit to Salem, expressed his appreciation for the partnership between the Church’s Archives and the Cherokee Nation. “I am proud of the history of our people and our culture, and the strength we have shown through difficult times. But I am also grateful for the friends we have had along the way, who stood alongside us. The Moravians have been our friends, and helped our people prepare for change and survive it.” Hoskin also presented each of the three Moravian Archivists in the room with original Cherokee artworks, and inspected the process and some of the materials used in creating the book series.
Moravian Archives in Winston-Salem, NC, invites you to hear Dr. Grant McAllister, Professor in the Department of German and Russian at Wake Forest University, as he speaks at our Lunchtime Lecture series on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 12:15pm. As our small part in the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Professor McAllister will present a special 35-minute talk which he calls “From 95 Theses to 365 Diary Entries: A Day in the Life of Salem Congregation 1817.” McAllister’s work on the Salem diaries here in our Archives was part of a feature story by Scott Sexton in last April’s Winston-Salem Journal. Help us welcome him by joining us live on October 12 in our second-floor Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall. The Archives are at 457 S. Church St. in Winston-Salem at the Archie K. Davis Center. Our parking is in the northwest corner of the lot at the western end of SR 4326 (Rams Drive) off Salem Avenue. The same street serves as entry to the Elbertson Fine Arts Center at Salem College.
For further information, contact Interim Archivist J. Eric Elliott at (336) 722-1742, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.