Research grants available

Research grants available

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 in News

Starting 2017, small research grants for research at the Moravian Archives will be available for the first time. The Rev. Vernon H. Nelson Fund was established in 2011 to provide grants to researchers toward their expenses related to their research at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.   Funding may be given for research projects using […]

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New: Saturday Hours

New: Saturday Hours

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 in News

The Moravian Archives is introducing Saturday hours. On four Saturdays during the upcoming months, the Moravian Archives will be open to the public. Anyone interested in doing research in the reading room, in seeing the fabulous Building Bethlehem exhibit, or in purchasing something in our gift shop, can now do so on the weekend. The Saturday […]

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SAA offers workshop at Moravian Archives

Posted on May 20, 2016 in News

On November 9 the Society of American Archivists will offer a workshop on Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives in the reading room of the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Up to twenty-six archivists are welcome to participate in this full-day workshop and learn about privacy and confidentiality legal issues specific to archives of […]

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Getting Ready for Deed Day

Getting Ready for Deed Day

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 in News

Moravian Archives staff is getting ready for Deed Day. April 2, 1741, is the day Moravians purchased the original 500-acre tract for Bethlehem from William and Margaret Allen. Exactly 275 years later, on April 2, 2016, many people will come to visit the Moravian Archives to see the 1741 title deed for the Bethlehem tract. In the […]

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Presentation of Restored Grunewald Paintings

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in News

On February 2, two newly restored paintings by Bethlehem artist Gustav Grunewald will be presented to the public. The two portraits of John Malthaner and his wife Catharine, nee Schoenheinz, were donated to the Moravian Archives in 2014 by descendants of the Malthaners. Due to the long exposure to an uncontrolled environment the portraits needed to […]

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Micksch Silver Spoons Donated to Moravian Archives

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 in News

A collection of silver spoons, made by Moravian silversmith John Matthew Micksch, was donated to the Moravian Archives. We received seven table spoons, three tea spoons and a pair of silver tongs. The donor told us she had purchased the silver many years ago. Now that she had to downsize, she was looking for a new […]

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Christian’s Spring Website Now Live

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 in News

During the summer of 2015 a group of Lehigh students studied records relating to the Moravian community of Christiansbrunn or Christian’s Spring, southwest of Nazareth. These students have now created a website where they present the results of their work: christiansbrunn.web.lehigh.edu. The website, a work in progress, is a central resource  for research on this Moravian […]

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Preparing New Exhibit: Polly and Her Doll

Preparing New Exhibit: Polly and Her Doll

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 in News

A delicate doll, made by Native American women more than 230 years ago, was the cherished possession of Polly Heckewelder (1781-1868), daughter of a Moravian missionary couple in Ohio. Archives’ staff is now preparing an exhibit about Polly Heckewelder and her doll as a parallel exhibit to the upcoming exhibit “All Dolled Up: Polly and […]

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Laros Foundation Contributes $10,000 to Moravian Archives

Laros Foundation Contributes $10,000 to Moravian Archives

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in News

On August 28, Laura Bennett Shelton, trustee of the R. K. Laros Foundation in Bethlehem, Pa., presented a check of $10,000 to the Moravian Archives. At their last meeting the Laros Foundation decided to support the final phase of our three-year renovation program to increase capacity, access, and outreach of the Moravian Archives in order […]

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This Month in Moravian History

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in News

This month marks the 275th anniversary of the arrival of Moravians in Nazareth. After receiving a commission from evangelist George Whitefield to construct an orphanage, the first group of Moravian settlers arrived in May 1740. Click here for the rest of the story.

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