Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Single Sisters Series

Home to single women for over almost three centuries! Photo credit to Darlene Schneck.

You're invited to step into the Single Sisters’ House, the Lehigh Valley’s only historically rooted, bricks and mortar, women’s programming space for the launch of this programming series dedicated to women.

Bethlehem is one of the first places where women received an education in the country.

Today, as we open this space to the public, we invite you to continue this tradition with this series of programs and workshops that celebrate womens’ accomplishments while considering the obstacles faced by Lehigh Valley Women in the past, present, and future.

This series will offer everything from artist workshops to expert-led discussions to self-defense sessions drawing inspiration from the experience and contributions of Moravian women in the 18th and 19th centuries and how their legacy has and will continue to influence women in the Lehigh Valley.

Explore the house, the role of the Single Sisters, and maybe even yourself!

Home to women from 1748-2007. Photo Credit to Paul S. Bartholomew

Don't Miss:

Back to Basics

Led by Dominica Fox, Liz Wagner, and Carrie Beleno

Saturday, August 26 from 10 am - 12 pm at Single Sisters' House

Join us for a joint yoga, organic farming, and meditation class led by Dominica Fox, Liz Wagner, and Carrie Beleno. Relax, unwind and break a sweat in the Saal. Afterwards, take a break, and learn the basics of organic farming, then finish up with useful meditation techniques!

Cost: Free

Only 30 spots available - RSVP today!

Save the date for this talk on the women of Bethlehem. Photo Credit to Brian Kutner

A Town Hall on Women of the Past, Present, and Future

Led by Jill Stein and Seth Hanlon, in partnership with the Steelworker Archives

Thursday, September 28 from 6 - 8 pm at Single Sisters' House

This Town Hall will compare and contrast women of the early Moravian settlement, the women who fought for equal pay at Bethlehem Steel, and women of today.

Professor and Chair of the Economics and Business Department at Moravian College, Dr. Katie P. Desiderio

Coffeehouse Conversation

An Evening with Dr. Katie Desiderio, presented by Backdoor Bakeshop

Thursday, April 6 from 6 - 8 pm at Single Sisters' House

You're invited to an evening with Dr. Katie P. Desiderio, Professor and Chair of the Economics and Business Department at Moravian College, who will be leading a softskills workshop, "Recognize * Reflect * Connect: Exploring Unconscious Bias of Women and Leadership," presented by Back Door Bakeshop.

Join us as we identify perceptions of women in our personal and professional sphere.

Backdoor Bakeshop will be provide coffee and other delicious baked goods. Your first coffee is free with your admission!

Space is limited!

Single Sisters Series in the News

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