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Fiber & Fellowship: The Homespun History of Moravian Textiles

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Fiber & Fellowship: The Homespun History of Moravian Textiles
April 18 - June 30, 1 - 4 p.m. everyday

Fiber and Fellowship: The Homespun History of Moravian Textiles presents the story of early textile traditions in Nazareth and Bethlehem. The exhibition features historic records and objects from the collection of the Moravian Historical Society with a focus on three important time frames that shaped Moravian and American history: the Nazareth Girls’ School and the General Economy from 1745-1762, the Bethlehem’s Single Sisters House from 1776-1830, and the Benevolent Sisters from 1861-present.

Guests to the exhibition can revisit the Moravian “spinning day” where young girls and women would spend a day of fellowship while weaving, spinning, and knitting. “You can also catch a glimpse of what it was like to learn fine needlework from a master craftswoman in the Single Sisters House and discover how the Moravian textile traditions have evolved into the present day as benevolent sewing societies,” shared curator of collections, Susan Orr.