Tours of the Archives are available when scheduled in advance. To schedule a tour, please contact us at least a month ahead of time with some possible dates and times in mind.
Tours are ideal for:
- Church groups
- School groups
- History buffs
Your tour will be conducted with an archivist who will provide commentary and answer your questions.
On a tour, you will…
- Learn how the Archives staff preserve our church history.
- Tour vaults which hold the earliest Moravian church records in America, including the Bethlehem Diary and records from other Moravian churches.
- Visit our portrait gallery for a display of 18th-century oil paintings by the Moravian painter, John Valentine Haidt, and the 19th-century painting, “The Power of the Gospel,” by Conrad Schussele.
- View our map collection, which includes the earliest maps of Bethlehem – starting in 1742.
- View our changing exhibits pertaining to Moravian culture.
- Visit our book shop for Moravian literature, prints, and stars.
Tours can also be tailored according to the specific interests of your group. Keep in mind that the preferred number of people on a tour is around 15. Please talk to an archivist about your request. Tours are offered free of charge; donations are greatly appreciated.
Bring your questions and come out for a fun day of Moravian history!