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We will be closed to the public (including researchers, volunteers, and interns) starting Monday, March 16 until further notice.
Staff will be working from home presumably until the end of April 2020. You can reach us by email.
Posted February 21, 2020 in General
On Tuesday February 18, 2020 Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell present a lecture at the Moravian Archives on the Lititiz Collegium Musicum and its revival. Please visit our Youtube channel, Moravian Archives Bethlehem to watch the recorded lecture
Posted January 13, 2020 in General
On January 9, 2020, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced grants for eighteen digitization projects throughout the United States and Canada. The Moravian Archives is extremely pleased to announce that one of the approved projects is “Uncommon Bonds: Labrador Inuit and Moravian Missionaries” ($168,349.00). During this 24-month project the Moravian Archives in […]
Posted November 19, 2019 in General
Join the Moravian Archives for our Winter Open House! When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Check out our exhibit, Sing O Ye Heavens: Moravian Music and Instrument Making before it closes at the end of the year Tour our vault with one of the archivists and take a peek at […]
Posted July 22, 2019 in General
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 the Moravian Archives hosted a lecture presented by Director and Archivist, Paul Peucker titled “Madness in Herrnhut: Johann Siegmund Krüger and His Role in the Division of Herrnhut, 1726/27″ We are happy to announce that video from this lecture is now available through the Archives Youtube channel, Moravian Archives, […]
Posted June 24, 2019 in General
The Moravian Archives is happy to announce the dates for the annual German Script Course. Moravian Archives German Script Course 2020 will be held : June 1, 2020 – June 12, 2020. The Moravian Archives has had the pleasure of teaching graduate students, professors, genealogists, curators, archivists, musicologists, and hobbyists from various backgrounds for the […]
Posted June 5, 2019 in General
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem hosted Katharine Gerbner, Phd for a lecture titled, Christian Slavery: Religion, Race, and Freedom in the Moravian Missions to the Caribbean. Video from this lecture is now available online through the Archives YouTube page, Moravian Archives Bethlehem!
Posted March 29, 2019 in General
The finding aid for the records from the Moravian Churches in Labrador has been updated. In preparation of a grant application, the terminology used throughout the 1960 finding aid has been updated and some obvious mistakes have been corrected. The finding aid can be downloaded here; the collection is also searchable through our online finding […]
Posted December 13, 2018 in General
The Board of Directors approved a new mission statement for the Moravian Archives during their meeting on December 10, 2018. This concludes a process of revisiting the previous mission statement that was considered insufficient during a Board retreat in November of 2017. The new mission statement gives a fuller understanding of the variety of activities […]
Posted August 9, 2018 in General
Registration for the Sixth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History & Music is now open. This conference, exploring Moravian history and music from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries, is sponsored by the Moravian Archives and other Moravian entities. The conference will take place from October 11 – 13, 2018, on the campus of Moravian College. Scholars […]
Posted April 9, 2018 in General
The Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, PA, has been selected once again to receive a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant. This grant supports the Eastern West Indies Records Preservation and Digitization Project. The grant was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in Washington, DC, and was announced today. The NEH, created in 1965 […]