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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.


THIS MONTH IN MORAVIAN HISTORY: the 1764 general synod

250 years ago Moravians met to determine the future of the church after the death of Zinzendorf. At this two-month Synod every aspect of church life was discussed.


registration for german script course 2015

June 1 - 12, 2015

Registration for the 2015 German Script Course has begun.


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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