Translations of the Nazareth Diary Online

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in News

  The Moravian Historical Society and the Moravian Archives recently collaborated in an effort to digitize English translations of the Nazareth Diary from 1740-1871. The English translations can be viewed HERE.Check out the following press releases for more information about this digitization project: Dan Sheehan, The Morning Call, January 15, 2015 Pamela Sroka-Holzmann, The Express-Times, January 24, […]

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Renovations to Start Next Week

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in News

Today is the last day for the Archives to be open to the public. On Monday, staff will begin packing the content of the offices and the reading room in preparation of the third (and final!) phase of the renovations. After installing movable shelving in 2013 and upgrading the exhibition gallery, it is now time […]

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New exhibit: The History of the Moravian Star

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 in News

A new exhibit on the history of the Moravian Star opens at the Moravian Archives on December 3, 2014. The history of the Moravian Star goes back to 1820, when the first multi-pointed star was made in Niesky, Germany. Find out more about the history of this familiar and popular Moravian symbol at a new exhibit […]

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Newsletter mailed out

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in News

The fall issue of Voices from the Vault, our bi-annual printed newsletter, has been mailed out to all the Friends of the Archives. Are you not a Friend of the Archives yet? Send us your donation and we will gladly add you to the mailing list!

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Preservation Grant for Caribbean Records

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in News

In July 2014 the Moravian Archives submitted a grant application to the National Endowment for the Humanities to help us assess the records from the Moravian Church in the Eastern West Indies, housed at the Bethlehem Archives. Encompassing over 120 linear feet, these materials serve scholars, genealogists, and pastors as primary sources for the history […]

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Moravian Archives Receives New Paintings

Posted on May 1, 2014 in News

The Moravian Archives received four new paintings by two significant Moravian artists. These portraits are now on display in a new exhibit: “New Faces at the Moravian Archives.” Former Bethlehem mayor, Gordon Mowrer, and his wife Mary Mowrer, donated two 18th-century oil paintings by John Valentine Haidt. They are portraits of George Burnet (died 1764) and his […]

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