August 22, 2017, through February 2018

Moravian Connections

Our new exhibit “Moravian Connections” was curated by Brielle Popolla, an undergraduate student at Moravian College and Lehigh University.

Our guest curator writes:
“Moravians had a wide-reaching effect in various events in American history while also having impacted the lives of influential individuals. From the American Revolution when Moravians such as Spangenberg and Ettwein were aiding the founding fathers in Bethlehem, to the Civil War when local boys were fighting with the armies, through the times of the World Wars when Presidents were invited to the Female Seminary, Moravians have been involved. Local Moravian community members played a part in the larger story of American history since the 1740s, and continue to do so today. ”

Free admission.
From August 22, 2017 through February 28, 2018, in the gallery at the Moravian Archives 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Coming this fall:

New Acquisitions at the Moravian Archives

Exhibit in the back gallery

This fall we will show our recent acquisitions:
• embroidery from a Moravian girls’ school in Fulneck, England, 1808
• an oil painting, water colors, and a sketch book by Gustav Grunewald
• a diary by a student at the Theological Seminary, 1757-1760
• silverware made by Moravian silversmiths in Nazareth and Bethlehem
• engraving of a Moravian single brother in Zeist, Netherlands, ca. 1810
• Moravian baptismal Fraktur, 1821
• Henry Weinland’s receipt book, 1850s
• And more!