On February 13 Moravian Music Foundation Research Librarian Dave Blum will speak from 12:15-1:00pm in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall at our offices in the Archie K. Davis Center on “From Russia, with Love (of Sacred Choral Music)”: composer and organist Johann Wilhelm Haessler.” Archivist Eric Elliott speaks at two outside events this month: Friedberg Church’s Brother’s Fellowship Prayer Breakfast on February 9; at the D.A.R. meeting at Centenary UMC on February 21. If you’d like an Archives presentation at your church or meeting, please contact us. No charge for any church event, and a modest honorarium for other outside events.
“Nurturing the Gardeners of Wachovia,” an exhibit created by the Archives and sponsored by the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and Old Salem Garden Club, opens at the Archives in the second half of this month. “The Botanizers of Salem,” an exhibit on locals who contributed to the early study of plants in America, continues its showing at Historic Bethania’s Alpha Chapel this month.
Our fifth training of Family History Docents will be offered on that Tuesday morning from 9am until noon. Docents are given special training and access to our genealogical materials in exchange for a 30-hour commitment to help us with family history researchers and the preparation of materials to aid those researchers. Docents also are invited to special programming and educational events as a help to that work. Class size is limited to five – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information or to reserve a spot in class. $10 material costs refundable upon completion of service commitment.
Mountain Laurel Moravian Fellowship, Laurel Springs, NC, welcomes you to join them on a tour of Bethlehem, Lititz, and Nazareth from March 18-21, 2020–the origin of 18th Century Moravian journeys to North Carolina. Also, the group will: hear a presentation by the Rev. Drs. Craig Atwood and Riddick Weber at the seminary to better understand what Moravians believe then and today; tour the Bethlehem Moravian Archives, including the vault where historical, original documents are stored; and visit the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown, PA and the Bethlehem Steel Stacks. Full payment must be received by February 12. Contact Wanda Byerly at email@example.com for more info on price and details of the trip.
In the new year, we are requesting that all our guests contact us in advance before a research visit so that we can match limited staff and volunteer time to your needs. We will be open to the public Mondays through Thursdays: from 9:30am-noon, appointments requested but not required; and 1:30-430pm, with appointments required, so that we are free to work on processing and other matters when we have no scheduled guests. Pastors who call us requesting daily texts or other info in the afternoons may need to leave us a voice mail when we are processing in the vault. We will return your call with information when we check phones after 4pm.
Our Lunchtime Lecture on January 9 will be by Moravian Music Foundation Director Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse from 12:15-1:00pm in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall in our offices at the Archie K. Davis Center. Her topic will be “A Moravian Music Timeline: 550 Years of Moravian Music.” We will reschedule speaker Richard Starbuck on volume 9 Records Cherokees until the fall. Future talks this semester include: February 13, From Russia with Love (of sacred choral music): Johann Wilhelm Hässler’s Moravian connections byDavid Blum, Moravian Music Foundation; March 12, “Nurturing the Gardeners of Wachovia,” the third in a series of horticultural exhibits by the Moravian Archives by J. Eric Elliott, Moravian Archives; April 9, Christian Reuter: Moravian GIS Mapper for Forsyth County by Dr. Rod Meyer, former Director, Historic Bethabara Park; May 14, Manuscript Books and Music by David Blum, Moravian Music Foundation.