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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Moravian Archives receives second NEH grant

Moravian Archives receives second NEH grant

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in News

We are pleased to announce the National Endowment for the Humanities approved funding for a project to assess the records from the Eastern West Indies, held at the Moravian Archives. Due to years of storage under tropical conditions, these records are extremely fragile. This collection of 120 linear feet is an invaluable resource for our understanding of slavery […]

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Additional German Script Course

Additional German Script Course

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in News

In addition to the usual script course during the first two weeks of June, the Moravian Archives is offering a second course from July 7 – 17. The number of participants is limited to 15 per course. Currently, the June course is filled up; there are six people registered for the July class. Anyone interested can […]

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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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