The four-panel exhibit on five Moravian men and one Moravian woman who contributed to the early study of plants in America is open at Historic Bethania’s Alpha Chapel now through February 2020. A third horticultural exhibit sponsored by the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and Old Salem Garden Club, on the gardeners of Wachovia, opens at the Archives in February.
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.
December’s Lunchtime Lecture will be Thursday, December 12 from 12:15 to 1:00pm in Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall upstairs in our Archie K. Davis Center building. The talk: “Advent and Christmas Music,” by Rev. Nola Reed Knouse, Ph.D., Director, Moravian Music Foundation. Come join us for some holiday spirit.
Don’t forget you can get Archives publications and Herrnhuter Moravian stars at our facility or by ordering online: https://moravianarchives.org/bookstore/
The latest edition of our Annotations newsletter is in the mail and reminds friends and supporters of the Archives that there are two ways an end-of-the-year contribution can be especially helpful to the Archives this year. We are accepting annual gifts to the Dr. C. Daniel Crews Friends Fund to go towards our annual operating costs, and we have a projected need of over $35,000 in 2020 in those funds. Secondly, we welcome gifts to our Special Projects Fund for Technology, as we are trying to raise $20,000 for new computers, technology and software by June 30, 2020. The first $5000 in gifts to our Tech Fund will be matched by the Greenfield Ministries Fund, and we have raised over $3300 to date. You can give online at: https://moravianarchives.org/friends/
The Archives and other members of the Moravian Studies Collaborative are working with The Humanities Institute at Wake Forest University to finish the program for the town-and-gown conference “Becoming American: Moravians and their Neighbors, 1772-1822, “ to be held April 15-18, 2020 at various venues around town. The Mellon Foundation-sponsored event features private research sessions and several public lectures, docent-led tours, and a cultural evening performance on the theme. A final keynote and public round-table summarizing the research sessions will conclude the conference. More information will appear online later this month at https://humanitiesinstitute.wfu.edu/BecomingAmerican