Individuality in a Common Place


The Moravian Historical Society is pleased to announce its latest exhibition "Individuality in a Common Place," on view from January 25, 2020 to May 24, 2020. The opening talk and reception for this exhibition is Saturday, January 25 at 3 p.m. in the Whitefield House Museum. 

In this exhibition, guest curator, Cody Grabhorn, explores how young women expressed their individuality in nuanced ways using three mediums--music, art, and writing. Through objects from the Moravian Historical Society’s historic collection, including rare primary source documents, diaries, personal papers, visual art, and musical instruments, visitors can explore women’s expression of individuality.

Grabhorn will be joined by Dr. Scott Paul Gordon, Professor of English at Lehigh University, for the opening talk on Saturday, January 25. Gordon, whose current research focuses on early America, in particular the Moravian experiment in Pennsylvania, will talk about the origins and development of Moravian schools for girls. Grabhorn will explain how the exhibit informs viewers about Moravian education while also adding a new perspective by bringing the voices of forgotten individuals back to life through their writings and artwork.