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Jeanette Barres Zug Lecture: Moravian Soundscapes

Experience Professor Sarah Eyerly's “Moravian Soundscapes,” in a two-day event offering a unique walking tour with sound installations and the Jeanette Barres Zug Lecture at the Gemeinhaus Saal, Moravian Museum. 

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11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Jeanette Barres Zug Lecture Overview

The next time you stroll through 1758 Moravian Bethlehem, do it with Professor Sarah Eyerly, whose recreated the sounds of history. Eyerly has interspersed an anvil’s clanging, young children’s cries, and the bleating of goats into a profound soundscape that accompanies you on the walk.

Bethlehem’s past doesn’t stop on the cobblestones. How did Eyerly do it? The 49th Zug Lecture hosts Professor Eyerly when she presents her research and the process through which she developed Moravian Soundscapes and her book, Moravian Soundscapes: A Sonic History of Moravian Missions in Early Pennsylvania.

Walking Tours: October 14 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the Historic Moravian District as Eyerly guides you back to Moravian Bethlehem in 1758 through the sounds of life, industry, and nature in early Bethlehem.

Jeanette Barres Zug Family Friendly Lecture & Performance: October 15 at 1:00 pm

Eyerly will present her research on Sunday. The lecture culminates in multi-language performance of a hymn Eyerly prepared in three different languages including English, Mohican, and German for four voice parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass) to recreate the Moravian tradition of polyglot singing.

Day will include special activities for children and the launch of What about the Kids?: A Tour of the Moravian Museum with Things for Young Hands to Do. Find out what the average school day was like for children in Bethlehem, try your hand at some of the early trades, and learn about the Birthday Book! 

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