Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Single Sisters’ Series: For Your Health

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. This year, the Single Sisters’ Series takes on the theme- “For Your Health,” highlighting different elements of health and safety and connecting to the progressive Moravian approach to healthcare and mutual aid.

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 women's accomplishments while considering the obstacles faced by Lehigh Valley Women in the past, present, and future.

This series offers 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 window by Paul S.Bartholomew

2022 Programs & Workshops

Healing in Community

Postponed- February 2022, Date to be Announced

Thursday, January 27, 2022


Belinda Waller-Peterson

Belinda Waller-Peterson is an Assistant Professor of English at Moravian College and President of the African American Literature and Cultural Society. She is also a licensed Registered Nurse. She teaches courses in African American literature and culture and the Health Humanities. Her most recent publications include: “The Art of Death Book Review” in Journal of Medical Humanities, “‘Nobody Came/Cuz Nobody Knew’: Shame and Isolation in Ntozake Shange's ‘Abortion Cycle #1’” in CLA Journal, and “‘Are You Sure Sweetheart, That You Want to be Well?’ The Politics of Mental Health and Long-Suffering in Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters” in Religions.

2021 Programs & Workshops

POSTPONED! Check back for a new date.

Take time to be kind to yourself with a self-compassion workshop hosted by Melanie Smith of the Shanthi Project.

Restorative Yoga

POSTPONED - Check back for further details!

Join Melanie Smith of the Shanthi Project for a relaxing, re-centering evening of yoga at the Single Sisters' House.

Break the Stigma Workshop

POSTPONED! Check back for a new date.

Join art therapy student Nikki Sunday at the Single Sisters' House for an in-person workshop using art to overcome the stigma surrounding discussions about mental health.

Nikki Sunday

Nikki Sunday graduated from Cedar Crest College in 2012 with her bachelors in Art Therapy and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Art Therapy. Nikki  Nikki is interning at Nanticoke Counseling Center and will be developing an art therapy program for HeadStart. Nikki enjoys making art and gardening in her spare time. Nikki resides with her partner and four-legged children, Zappa, Loki and Panther.

In November of 2018, I started traveling and collecting stories on mental health experiences. As a future art therapist, I am using the medium of a camera to capture those experiences. With these pictures I hope to educate and spread awareness that mental health is important for EVERYONE. Mental health doesn't just affect one kind of person, it affects ALL humans.

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Events you might have missed.

Improving Health Outcomes through Transportation

Saturday, October 2, 2021


As the Lehigh Valley continues to grow, how we get around the area will have a huge impact on our community’s health. Join with the Coalition for Appropriate Transportation to learn about how we can improve pedestrian access and walkability and public transportation in the Lehigh Valley. Then go for a ride throughout the Historic Moravian district. BYOB (Bring your own bike).

The Single Sisters Series program is funded in whole or in part by
the George Z. Heimbach Fund for the Single Sisters' House.


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