New Mission Statement

New Mission Statement

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 […]

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Bethlehem Diary now fully digitized

Bethlehem Diary now fully digitized

Posted December 3, 2018 in Digital Access

56 volumes of the Bethlehem Diary have been digitized and are now accessible through our online finding aid. The volumes cover the years 1742-1940. Up to 1865, this communal diary of the Moravian congregation at Bethlehem was kept in German; in November 1865 the language changed to English. You will find the online finding aid […]

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Moravian Roots Update | 11/30/2018

Moravian Roots Update | 11/30/2018

Posted November 30, 2018 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of November 30, 2018, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 46,102! In total, 45 of 300+ church registers have been fully indexed. These entries, along with entries from the 16 […]

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Bethlehem Conference Registration Now Open

Bethlehem Conference Registration Now Open

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 […]

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MAB Receives Third NEH Grant

MAB Receives Third NEH Grant

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 […]

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