New: German Script Refresher Course

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in News

The Moravian Archives will be offering a refresher course in German Script for the first time in the summer of 2018. In addition to the regular German Script course, we will be offering this course for anyone who would like to refresh their skills. The course will take place from July 23 through July 28 […]

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Florida State University Professor Wins Research Fellowship to Study Native American Hymns at the MAB

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida State University musicology professor has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her efforts to revive some special Native American hymns from the 18th century. Sarah Eyerly, assistant professor of musicology and director of FSU’s Early Music Program, is the recipient of an ACLS Collaborative […]

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Research Grants Announced

Research Grants Announced

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in News

Earlier this week the 2017 winners of the Vernon Nelson research grants were announced. This is the first year that grants were awarded from the Rev. Vernon H. Nelson Memorial Fund for scholarly research projects at the Moravian Archives. This year’s awardees are: ·         Mark Dixon, Princeton Theological Seminary: “Enslaved African Responses to Moravian Pietism […]

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Archives open March 18

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 in News

Saturday, March 18, the Moravian Archives will be open for researchers and other visitors. Come to see our compelling exhibit Building Bethlehem, to do research in the reading room, or to browse our gift shop.  During the 275th anniversary year of Bethlehem, the Moravian Archives will be open on selected Saturdays. The Moravian Archives will be open between […]

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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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