Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Menu

Single Sisters Series


Single Sisters' House in Bethlehem, PA

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.

Fig color

2018 Single Sisters Series programs are
proudly sponsored by Fig Bethlehem

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!

Single Sisters' House in Bethlehem, PA

Preserving Life Stories

Presented in collaboration with Your Words, Your Story

Sunday, July 1, 1:30pm - 3:00pm at Single Sisters' House

A fun and engaging session about preserving your life story or that of a loved one.

Memoirists Maria Canfield and Lisa Petrocelli of Your Words Your Story will give an informative and engaging presentation about creating personal memoirs. Through exercises and discussion, participants will learn:

- The proven benefits of memoir creation for you and your loved ones
- How to overcome the biggest obstacle to creating your memoir
- Prompts for jump-starting your memory and unleashing stories from your past
- 10 tips for creating your memoir, and having fun doing it

Life stories are gifts to be shared, and the session will introduce how to create these memoirs for family and friends.

Offering written and audio memoir packages to meet every storytelling goal and budget. Join us for this lecture to learn about the importance of preserving your history and find out what package would be best suited for your needs.

Cost: Free for HBMS Members, $15 for Non-Members. Registration required.

Product Photography for Small Businesses

Presenter information coming soon

Saturday, July 14 from 1 - 4 pm at Single Sisters' House

Learn to photograph your products and items for better sell-thru!

Attendees of this three-hour class will work under the guidance of a photographer to learn the ins and outs of setting up a product photoshoot to maximize marketability of your items. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras and the products they wish to photograph. At the end of the class you will leave with product images captured at the unique Single Sisters' House.

Participants must sign a photo permission form with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites prior to starting the class.

Cost: $45 for HBMS Members, $50 for Non-Members

Intro to Improv Class

Presenter information coming soon

Thursday, August 23 from 6 - 8 pm at the Single Sisters' House

Enjoy an evening of fun while developing skills that will carry into your personal and professional life. Inspired by the plays put on at the Moravian Ladies’ Seminary, Intro to Improv introduces attendees to beginner improvisational theater techniques.

See first-hand how improv techniques can improve creative and strategic thinking, flexibility in difficult situations, and empathy.

Cost: $5 for HBMS Members, $10 for Non-Members

Women & Politics Session

Speaker information to come

Thursday, September 13 from 6 - 8 pm at the Single Sisters' House

Ever wanted to run for office but wasn't sure where to start? Want to become a more informed voter to effect change in your community? Join us for this FREE community dialogue geared towards women who are interested in running for office or wish to become more involved voters.

Learn about available resources and engagement opportunities in this bipartisan session.

Cost: FREE

Space is limited - RSVP today!

Travel Safety for Women

Presented in collaboration with Cedar Crest College Study Abroad and the Cedar Crest College Campus Police R.A.D. program

TBD at Single Sisters' House

Take part in this FREE women's education class on traveling safely on your own as well as self-defense techniques.

Enjoy an informative presentation with tips for women travelling alone in a foreign country from the Cedar Crest College Study Abroad Department. Then learn self-defense techniques from R.A.D. instructors of Cedar Crest College Campus Police.

Cost: FREE

Space is limited - RSVP today!

Calligraphy Class

Workshop Artist: Brianna Lasko of Letteredgem

Saturday, April 14 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at Single Sisters' House

This introductory class to the art of calligraphy covers technique, form and materials. Participants will take home an artful, hand lettered Moravian expression: “In Essentials, Unity. In Non-Essentials, Liberty. In All Things, Love.”

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!

Natural Beauty Workshop

Presented in collaboration with Khineder Creations

Thursday, May 3 from 6 - 8 pm at Single Sisters' House

Learn about the health and environmental benefits of making your own natural beauty products in this workshop that is equal parts informative lecture and hands-on crafting.

Explore the relationship between botany and aromatherapy as you make your own take-home beauty products infused with organic, natural ingredients and essential oils.

Cost: $10 for HBMS Members, $15 for Non-Members

Melanie Depcinski of Counting Crafty Sheep models her Single Sisters Shawl for the Summer Crochet-A-Long

Single Sisters Crochet-Along

An afternoon of crocheting led by Melanie Depcinski from Counting Crafty Sheep

Saturdays this summer, May 26, June 2, 9, & 16 from 1 - 3 pm at the Single Sisters' House

Are you a crochet enthusiast or someone who has always wanted to learn? Now's your chance! Join Melanie Depcinski from Counting Crafty Sheep in a crochet-along project. Along the way, you’ll discover more about the stunning Single Sisters' House and who the Single Sisters were. Feel free to attend multiple sessions or just one!

Cost: $40 one-time-fee (covers all sessions), includes pattern and materials.

Read Melanie's Crochet-A-Long Blog  |  Join the Facebook Crochet-A-Long Event

Single Sisters Series in the News


SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Copyright © 2018 Historic Bethlehem Partnership. All rights reserved.
site design: oneroofmedia.us


74 West Broad Street, Suite 260, Bethlehem, PA 18018 | Phone: 610-882-0450 | FAX: 610-882-0460 | info@historicbethlehem.org

Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and financial information about Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999, or on the web at www.dos.state.pa.us. Registration does not imply endorsement.