Middle & High School

The Moravian Archives is pleased to offer a presentation here or at your school given by Tom McCullough, Assistant Archivist, which can be tailored in length and content to suit your students. The presentation will be available beginning in 2015.

The Moravian Archives looks forward to working with local schools in an effort to educate students by illuminating history, the significance of libraries and archives, and the study of languages. We would be happy to modify our program to incorporate information pertaining to your curriculum or the history of your local community, and we welcome any suggestions or comments.

The presentation typically focuses on Moravians as a Bethlehem community, not a religion.

The Moravian Archives brings history to life!

Teachers can choose from the following topics:

Foreign language

Through a fun deciphering exercise, students will learn that early Moravian records were written in German script—not only a foreign language, but also a handwriting different from what we use today.

Library science

Students will learn what an archives is and the similarities and differences between an archives and a library. They will learn about the Archives’ collections, who uses the facility and how materials are stored.

Students from MMI Preparatory School experiment with quill pens as they practice German script.

Students from MMI Preparatory School experiment with quill pens as they practice German script.