The Lunchtime Lecture for October will not be held the second Thursday of the month, but will instead be held on the third Thursday, October 18, at 12:15pm at Home Moravian Church. The Moravian Music Foundation’s David Blum will speak on “Dr. Who? Moravian Medical Musicians.” We hope to reschedule September’s canceled lecture on the ship “Irene” later in the year.
The archives welcomed a class of three new Family History Docents in September. Carol Brown and Sharon Weibel have already begun work in our memoir collection, and they await family history research guests. New Docent Joe Hoover will be starting work later in the fall. We are grateful that they have joined our expanding team of volunteer help!
The Archives will be closed to the public the week of October 8 as staff attend and participate in the Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music and History at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.
There are three ways the Archives is celebrating the voyages of the ship that transported Moravian settlers from Europe to the New World from 1748-1757. Our first Lunchtime Lecture of the season on Thursday, September 13, will be “Irene – Moravian Mission Ship,” given by Assistant Archivist Nicole Crabbe. The thirty-minute talk will begin at 12:15 pm in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall on the second floor of our Archie K. Davis Building. Then, look for the Archives’ table and items for sale before and after the showing of “Irene – The Musical” at Advent Moravian Church at 2:00 pm on Saturday September 15. And get online your copy of Robert Tuttle’s 2011 booklet on the history of Moravian Ships, a booklet reprinting and refreshing of John Jordan’s 1895 article on Moravian immigration to Pennsylvania in the eighteenth century.
The Archives welcomes members of the Worldwide Unity Board on the afternoon of September 13th, 2018 – a visit that will be part of their week-long stay in Winston-Salem.
Just a couple of spots left for joining in our next Family History Docent Training from 9:00 am-noon on September 11. There is a small fee to cover the costs of materials, refundable if you complete your service with us. Contact us for more info or to sign up.