through June 2017

Building Bethlehem

building bethlehemMoravians began building Bethlehem 275 years ago. On a bank overlooking the Monocacy Creek and the Lehigh River they built a log cabin and a large community house (Gemeinhaus). Within a few years, many structures were erected to house a diverse community of men and women who lived, worked, and worshiped together.

This special anniversary exhibit features some of the earliest building plans, drawings, and maps showing the development of Bethlehem during the colonial period. The drawings are combined with artifacts, paintings, and nineteenth-century photographs of the buildings. The exhibit highlights the role of Henry Antes who purchased the Bethlehem tract for the Moravians and oversaw many of the building projects.

Free admission.
From April 2, 2016 through June 30, 2017, in the gallery at the Moravian Archives 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sponsored by Thomas & Jo Anne Riddle and Valley National Financial Advisors


Moravian Education in Bethlehem

February 17 – summer 2016 | Central Moravian Church – Christian Education Building | free admission

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has a rich history in education, much of which thanks to the efforts of the Moravian Church. Assistant archivist Tom McCullough was asked by the Central Moravian Church (Bethlehem, Pa.) History Committee to prepare and install a display about this topic, covering the years 1742-2016. This display may be found in the entrance area of the Christian Education Building.Photo Feb 17, 3 22 16 AM

Directions to the Christian Education Building (Moravian Academy Lower School) may be found here.

For more information about the display, please contact the assistant archivist at tom@moravianchurcharchives.org.