Because of COVID-19 the Moravian Archives is closed to the public (incl. volunteers, interns, and researchers) until further notice. Learn More

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.

The Lititiz Collegium Musicum lecture now available Online

The Lititiz Collegium Musicum lecture now available Online

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

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Moravian Roots Update (January 2020)

Moravian Roots Update (January 2020)

Posted January 21, 2020 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of January 21, 2020, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 69,143! In total, 67 of ~300 church registers have been fully indexed (see first list below). These entries, […]

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Moravian Archives Receives Digitization Grant for Labrador Records

Moravian Archives Receives Digitization Grant for Labrador Records

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 […]

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Open House Saturday, December 7th

Open House Saturday, December 7th

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 […]

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Moravian Roots Update (Nov. 2019)

Moravian Roots Update (Nov. 2019)

Posted November 8, 2019 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of November 8, 2019, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 66,847! In total, 63 of ~300 church registers have been fully indexed (see first list below). These entries, […]

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Moravian Roots Update (Sept. 2019)

Moravian Roots Update (Sept. 2019)

Posted September 4, 2019 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of September 4, 2019, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 61,484! In total, 57 of ~300 church registers have been fully indexed. These entries, along with entries from […]

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Madness in Herrnhut Lecture Now Available

Madness in Herrnhut Lecture Now Available

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, […]

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German Script Course 2020 dates announced

German Script Course 2020 dates announced

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 […]

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Katharine Gerbner Lecture video now available

Katharine Gerbner Lecture video now available

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!    

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5,212 drawings and prints now accessible online

5,212 drawings and prints now accessible online

Posted May 23, 2019 in Digital Access

The collection of Drawing and Prints has now been digitized. Hundreds of geographical maps, architectural drawings, artistic views, floor plans, elevations, cemetery maps, engineering plans, land surveys, nautical charts, artist’s sketchbooks, portraits, and students sketches are included in this collection. Digital images are available through our online finding aid. Currently, 5,212 images have been uploaded. A […]

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