Zug Lecture - Lewis David von Schweinitz, Scientist A talk by Dr. David Hewitt

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The Jeanette Barres Zug Lecture Series, 2022


Lewis David von Schweinitz, Scientist

A talk by Dr. David Hewitt

Sunday, May 22, 1:00 pm

Gemeinhaus Saal, Moravian Museum*

Reception to follow in Central Moravian Church


*Due to the size of registration, the talk has been moved to the Old Chapel, but attendees can still access the space through the Moravian Museum.

***Any registration made after 5 PM on 5/20/22, please connect with Lindsey Jancay at ljancay@historicbethlehem.org for the Zoom link.***

Lewis David von Schweinitz was an early 19th century administrator of the Moravian Church, and he was also an integral part of the scientific communities of Europe and the U.S. Schweinitz also produced numerous exquisite illustrations of plants and fungi. This illustrated talk will discuss highlights of Schweinitz's scientific career, his fundamental contributions to botany and
mycology (the study of fungi), and a selection of the botanical and mycological illustrations that he produced.

About the speaker: Over the past few decades, David Hewitt has worked as a biologist in a number of different disciplines, including botany and mycology, and his first research publication was about Lewis David von Schweinitz.  David is affiliated with the Philadelphia Botanical Club and the Department of Botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.  His work has included a variety of peer-reviewed and popular publications, and courses, lectures, public presentations, and workshops on botany, mycology, the history of science, and other topics.  David's PhD is from Harvard University, in Organismic and
Evolutionary Biology.


Co-sponsored by Central Moravian Church’s Care for Creation and History Committees, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, and the Moravian Archives