Moravian History Speaker Series

Celebrating 250 Years of Salem NC

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is presenting a series of three lectures on Moravian history in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Salem, NC. Three leading scholars in the fields of Moravian history and spirituality will take a deeper look into the town and the people who founded it.

All three lectures will take place in the James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center at 900 Old Salem Road. Each lecture is $5 per person, or $12 per person for all three lectures. The lectures are $3 for college students with an ID. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-441-5305.


April 19 (7 p.m.)
“Coming to Salem”
Speaker: Paul Peucker, Director and archivist at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Penn.

August 9 (7 p.m.)
“Salem: City of Peace”
Speaker: Dr. Craig Atwood, Charles D. Couch Associate Professor of Moravian Theology and Ministry at the Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

October 18 (7 p.m.)
When German Met English: Heart Religion and the Creation of an American Identity in Wachovia, North Carolina
Speaker: S. Scott Rohrer, historian and author of Hope’s Promise: Religion and Acculturation in the Southern Backcountry