Three popular booklets will be available for purchase a bit longer by our in-house guests and online visitors, thanks to reprints recently ordered from Goslen Printing. Faith and Tears, a summary booklet of the Moravians’ work with the Cherokees, had been completely out of print. Ghosts of Salem and This I Believe have been two of our more popular titles, with very different reader interests. The new additions in our stockroom mean these titles will be available for giving for some time to come.
It’s not too early to ask about student work study or internship opportunities in our Archives for the fall. We have a number of cataloging projects that would be good experience for a library science or history major, and good work for any capable student. Contact Assistant Archivist Nicole Crabbe for further information.
Our second training for those interested in our Family History Docent program will be held Tuesday, June 19, from 9am until noon. Docents receive three hours special training in our genealogy resources and in return agree to thirty hours of volunteering over three months, during which time they will be assisting our family history researchers and helping create resource finding guides. Please contact us if interested soon, either to register or to request more information. Class is limited to five participants.
The latest issue of Annotations, our occasional newsletter, is being distributed later this month. Clergy and those on our supporters mailing list should get a copy by mail; others can download an issue here from our website when available.
Our new mobile-friendly website is up here at www.moravianarchives.org. Materials about our current churches and fellowships are gathered under the “Our Churches” heading. Help with any corrections to your congregation’s material is appreciated.
Our May 10 Lunchtime lecture at 12:15pm will be by Archivist Eric Elliott on “Archival Resources for Local Historic Preservation and Restoration.” The talk is part of activities for the county’s celebration of Historic Preservation Month. Elliott also speaks at a New Winston Museum forum on historic hotels on May 9, and about the archives at Salemtowne on May 24.