Moravian Historical Society
Museum Music & Lecture Series
Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Talk by Andrea Lynn Smith
Memory Wars: Settlers and Natives Remember Washington's Sullivan Expedition of 1779
Join us for a talk by Dr. Andrea Lynn Smith, Professor of Anthropology at Lafayette College about her recent publication. Memory Wars explores the public memory of the Sullivan Expedition (1779) of the Revolutionary War. This expedition, the brainchild of George Washington, led to the destruction of some forty Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) villages. Today it is the subject of over 60 historical markers in Pennsylvania and well over 200 in New York. In Memory Wars, Smith contrasts settler accounts with how the Sullivan story is expressed at Haudenosaunee cultural centers.
Smith’s previous books include the award-winning Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Europe: Maltese Settlers in Algeria and France (2006, Indiana); and Rebuilding Shattered Worlds: Creating Community by Voicing the Past (Nebraska, 2016). She is currently working on a book on the public memory of the 1737 Walking Purchase Lenape land treaty in Pennsylvania.
Sunday, October 15
166th Annual Meeting & Reception
2:30 p.m.: Annual Meeting
3:00 p.m.: Labor of Love: The Early Conservation Work of James Henry with Jim Wilson
Members of the Moravian Historical Society are invited to attend its 166th annual meeting. Following a brief business meeting, Jim Wilson will give a talk about James Henry (1809-1895), who was a founding member of the Moravian Historical Society and its first president. Wilson’s talk will focus on Henry’s work to protect and restore the Commonwealth’s streamside forests and water quality.
The talk is free to attend but reservations are required.
Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Laurence Juber in Concert
Join us for a special concert in the Museum with Grammy® winning guitarist Laurence Juber. A solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger, his playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney’s Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.
He has recorded more than two dozen albums spotlighting his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. His LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s all-time Top Ten albums. His solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy.
Following the concert, there will be a closing reception for the special exhibition, Heartstrings: John Antes - America’s First Luthier.
Seating for this concert is limited—advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
Photo Credit: Michael Lamont
Tickets are $20 | $10 for MHS members | Free for students under 18
This concert is supported by a generous grant from the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation.
The Moravian Historical Society Museum Music & Lecture Series is sponsored in part by the Northampton County Hotel Tax Grant.