Jeanette Barres Zug Lecture: Relentless Change & Moravian Responses: Our Local Predecessors and Their Legacies

  • Presented By: Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
  • Dates: October 24, 2021
  • Location: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
  • Address: 348 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Phone: 1-800-360-TOUR (8687)
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free for HBMS and Moravian Historical Society members, $15 guests


The nation reeled with conflict and change from 1915 to 1920. During this time of crisis, the Moravians in the Lehigh Valley forged ahead—crafting their own response to the unrest.  What, exactly, did the Moravians do during these five years, and how does their response fit within the context of their 300-year-old history and theology? 

Rev. Dr. Frank Crouch seeks to answer these questions while sharing findings from his 2020-2021 research sabbatical on Moravians, race, and racism. Join us after the lecture at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem for a food-and-wine reception and the newly opened Moravian Legacy exhibition, linking equal education for all, innovation, and the arts from the early settlement to Bethlehem today.