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The Moravian Archives collects, preserves and makes available the historical records of the Moravian Church in America, Northern Province, and its members.


Treasures and Oddities in the Library of the Moravian Archives

7:00 pm : April 23, 2014

Lecture about book discoveries at the Moravian Archives by Phil Metzger, former curator of special collections at Lehigh University Library.


THIS MONTH IN MORAVIAN HISTORY: loskiel's history of moravian missions in north america

Loskiel was commissioned to write his history of the Native American missions before he had once stepped foot on American soil. It is still considered to be an important early study of Iroquoian and Algonquian peoples.


registration for german script course 2014

June 2 - 13, 2014

The 2014 German Script Course is currently filled. You are welcome to sign up for the waiting list.


original moravian stars

You can now order original Moravian stars, handcrafted in Herrnhut, Germany, through our website. Your purchase will benefit the preservation of Moravian history.


book on haidt

The latest publication on Moravian painter John Valentine Haidt by Vernon H. Nelson can now be purchased at the Moravian Archives.


online donations

Now you can make your donations to the Archives online through


missed a lecture?

Now you can hear or watch lectures presented at the Moravian Archives.


posters and reproductions

Find out about the new museum-quality reproductions you can order from the Archives.


church registers in need of restoration

Many church registers are in a poor state and need to be restored. So far, eleven registers are being restored thanks to generous supporters. Find out how you can help.



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