Newly available at the Archives and through our website, “March to Removal, Pt. 4: ‘They Shall Not Be Forsaken,’ 1830-1833,” edited by Richard W. Starbuck, 481 pages, $40. The nine-volume published-to-date set of Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees is available for a limited time reduced price of $270. Stars are from the factory in Herrnhut, Germany – we are selling non-white Moravian stars and light strands with the Moravian Music Foundation, thanks to our friends at Moravian Archives Bethlehem.
The four-panel traveling exhibit “The Botanizers of Salem, 1785-1835” is sponsored by the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and the Old Salem Garden Club. It’s the story of six Moravians, five men and one woman, whose avid plant-collecting passions led to their being a part of America’s first national plant reference collection in Philadelphia. The exhibit sketches their stories and their enduring local legacy.
Our November 14 talk from 12:15-1:00pm is “My Dear Miss Fries: The Correspondence of Archivist Adelaide Fries 1911-1949,” by Assistant Archivist Nicole Crabbe. It will be in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall upstairs in our building. Come hear stories about this fascinating and gifted servant of the Moravian Church.
On November 12 from 2:00 -3:00pm, and again on November 21 from 3:30-4:30pm, the Archives staff will conduct an Open House Tour and vault review of materials for churches and their staff that deal with submitted church-required materials to the Archives. Please contact us at 336-722-1742 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming – thanks!
On Thursday, November 21, from 5:30-7:00pm the Moravian Studies Collaborative monthly meeting will be held at Archie K. Davis Center in the Spaugh Lecture Hall. An RSVP is appreciated for our refreshments count. Speaker program will be announced in a separate e-mailer to MSC members – it’s our last group meeting of the year before the holiday season break. With Mellon Conference program updates.
Moravian artist Gail Morris has offered us a beautiful painting to raise monies for the Archives’ C. Daniel Crews Friends Fund this year. “Harvesting the Flax,” a soothing, colorful scene photographed by Old Salem Museums and Gardens and interpreted with their permission by the artist. More work by the artist can be seen at Senior Services now through November. The framed 20” x 26” picture will be awarded to the highest bidder. Bids began at our Supporters Appreciation Night and bidding ends 4:30pm, September 30, 2019. The picture is on display in our lobby until then if you’d like to take a look. Bid by turning in your bid and contact information to Moravian Archives, 457 S. Church St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101, or by sharing the same information by email to email@example.com.