Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Single Sisters Series

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.

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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!

Calligraphy Class

Workshop Artist info to come! 

Saturday, April 14, 1:30PM - 3:30PM 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.”

Cost: $30 for HBMS Members, $35 for Non-Members

Natural Beauty Workshop

Presenter information coming soon.

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

Travel Safety for Women

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

Sunday, May 27 from 1 pm - 3 pm 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!

Product Photography for Independent Businesses

Presenter info coming soon.

Saturday, June 23 from 1PM - 4PM at Single Sisters' House

Learn to use flowers and historic settings to create the perfect backdrop for your business photos!

Attendees of this three-hour class will work under the guidance of a florist and photographer to learn the ins and outs of setting up a product photoshoot. 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 a lovely floral arrangement and 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

Single Sisters Sit & Stitch

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

Sundays during summer, dates and times TBA at the Single Sisters' House

Are you a crochet enthusiast or someone who has always wanted to learn? Now's your chance! Join Melanie Depscinki from Counting Crafty Sheep and learn how to crochet as well as how to make plarn and your own fabric yarn. As you crochet, discover more about the stunning Single Sisters' House and who the Single Sisters were.

Intro to Improv Class

Presenter info coming soon.

Thursday August 23 at 6PM - 8PM 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 info to come.

Thursday, September 13, 6PM - 8PM 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!

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