Nazareth, PA—The Moravian Historical Society will hold its 166th Annual Meeting and Reception on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the historic Whitefield House. Following the meeting, James Wilson will give a talk entitled, A Labor of Love: The Early Conservation Work of James Henry. James Henry (1809-1895), was the first president and a founding member of the Moravian Historical Society. Wilson’s talk will focus on Henry’s work to protect and restore the Commonwealth’s stream-side forests and water quality.
James Wilson has been a recreation and conservation specialist with the Northampton County Parks and Recreation for the past 8 years. Previously he worked as the County’s watershed specialist with Northampton County Conservation District for 7 years. From 1995 to 2008, Wilson was employed at Jacobsburg State Park, where he spent much of his time working with the Jacobsburg Historical Society to help the organization curate its collections and tell its remarkable story of the William Henry family and their lives, businesses, and industries in what is today the Jacobsburg National Historic District in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
The Annual meeting of Moravian Historical Society will be held at 2:30 p.m. The talk will begin at 3:00 p.m. The event is free to attend but reservations are required in advance due to limited seating. Reservations can be made on our website: www.moravianhistory.org.
The Moravian Historical Society was founded in 1857 to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the rich culture of the Moravians. Its Museum is open to the public seven days a week from 1-4 p.m.
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