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41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

December 2018

Winter Open House

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Come to the Moravian Archives for our Winter Open House! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm    reading room open for researchers 10:00 am - 1:00 pm   free Star ornament making workshop led by Dee Collins 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm   guided tours of the exhibit "Sing, O Ye Heavens: Moravian Music and Instrument Making" with Gwyneth Michel (Moravian Music Foundation) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm     sing Moravian Advent and Christmas hymns with Gwyneth Michel (Moravian Music Foundation) All day: Reading room is open…

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January 2019

Archives Closed

January 21, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Moravian Archives, Bethlehem is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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February 2019

Archives Closed

February 18, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Moravian Archives in closed in observance of President's Day

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Writing in the Moravian Tradition

February 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

presentation by Paul Peucker at Moravian Academy Middle School Chapel

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March 2019

Family History Basics

March 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

presentation by assistant archivist, Thomas McCullough at Northampton Area Public Library. Please visit the Northampton Area Public Library website for additional information

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April 2019

Reading Room Closed PM

April 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The MAB reading room is closed to researchers and volunteers the afternoon of April 1, 2019 due to a course

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Reading Room Closed

April 5, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The MAB reading room is closed to researchers and volunteers Friday, April 5, 2019

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MAB Closing Early @ 3:00

April 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

MAB will close early Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm for a special event.

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Archives Closed

April 18, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Archives Closed

April 19, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Moravian Archives is closed for Good Friday

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May 2019

Two-Day Paste Paper Workshop With Dee Collins

May 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Cost: $50.00 (incl. materials) max. participants: 10 Hosted by: Moravian Archives, Bethlehem Dates of Workshop: May 3, 2019: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm & May 4, 2019:  9:00 am- 11:00 am Learn the old Moravian craft of making paste paper. Women in the Single Sisters’ Houses in Moravian communities in America and Europa were known for their beautiful decorative paste papers. Moravian paper (“Herrnhuter Papier”) was used for book binding, decorating boxes, and as covers for note books. Now you can learn…

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“Christian Slavery: Religion, Race, and Freedom in the Moravian Missions to the Caribbean”

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Lecture by Katharine Gerbner, PhD. University of Minnesota How did Moravian missionaries respond to slavery? When and why did enslaved and free black men and women choose to become Moravians? “Christian Slavery" will look at the first Moravian missions in the Caribbean to explore the connections between race, religion, and freedom. When Moravians first arrived in the Caribbean, they were appalled that most slave owners rejected the prospect of slave conversion. Slaveholders regularly attacked missionaries, both verbally and physically, and blamed the…

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Archives Closed

May 27, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Moravian Archives is closed for in observance of Memorial Day

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June 2019

Moravian History Store at 13th Moravian Women’s Conference

June 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian History Store will be set up at the Share & Sell Market at the 13th Moravian Women's Conference in Winston- Salem, NC. Sale Hours: Thursday: 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm Friday: 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm- 11:00 pm (after the gala) Saturday: 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm   For the most accurate information please visit the conference website

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July 2019

Archives Closed

July 4, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Moravian Archives is closed for Independence Day

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“Madness in Herrnhut: Johann Siegmund Krüger and His Role in the Division of Herrnhut, 1726/27

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

lecture by Paul Peucker, Moravian Archives Johann Siegmund Krüger's arrival in Herrnhut in the summer of 1726 caused a split in the young religious community that would last until the summer of the following year. Krüger's radical message found many followers, one of whom was Christian David, the original founder of Herrnhut. Krüger called Zinzendorf "the whore of Babylon" and local pastor Rothe "the false prophet" while urging his followers not to attend the church in Berthelsdorf any more. Although…

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August 2019

Deciphering German-language Church Records

August 1, 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019 Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1300 Locust Street 19107 Philadelphia , PA Assistant Archivist, Thomas McCullough will be teaching a course on Deciphering German-language church records  as apart of a week long genealogy workshop Researching Family in Pennsylvania offered at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. To register for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Researching Family in Pennsylvania Workshop please visit their website for more details including cost, and registration deadline.

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Annual Summer Soirée

August 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Join the Staff and the Board of Directors of the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem for our Annual Summer Soirée. We would like to celebrate with all Friends of the Moravian Archives and to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous support of the Archives!  

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September 2019

Archives Closed

September 2, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Moravian Archives will be closed in observance of Labor Day

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Open Saturday

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is open select Saturday's during the year. to schedule your visit please visit our our "Plan Your Visit section"

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October 2019

Moravian History Store @ Calvary Moravian Fall Festival

October 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian History Store will be at Calvary Moravian Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.   Calvary Moravian Church is located at  948 N. 21st Street Allentown, PA  18104

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Opening the Blue Cabinet: Moravians and Marriage

October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Lecture by Paul Peucker at the Moravian Museum. Contact Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites for reservations and more details On July 15, 1749, twenty-eight couples were married in the Saal of the Bethlehem Gemeinhaus simultaneously. This event became known as the Great Wedding. There are many questions about 18th century Moravian practices: How did Moravians choose their marriage partners? Were couples really chosen by the Lot? How true are the stories about a blue cabinet where married couples had intercourse?…

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November 2019

Local Moravian History & Christmas Traditions

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Date : Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm Cost: $10.00 Location: Southern Lehigh Public Library 3200 Preston Lane Center Valley, PA 18034 Assistant Archivist, Thomas McCullough will be giving a lecture at Southern Lehigh Public Library on the history and traditions of the Moravians. Registration for this event is required. For more information please visit Southern Lehigh Public Library website. 

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Archives Closed

November 28, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Moravian Archives will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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Archives Closed

November 29, 2019
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Moravian Archives will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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December 2019

Open House

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Join the Moravian Archives for our Winter Open House! 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 what treasures we preserve A Christmas star book making workshop will be given by Dee Collins starting at 10 am Special discounts will be offered in our gift shop, The Moravian History Store and a used…

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Archives Closed

December 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives Closed for Christmas Holiday

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January 2020

Archives closed

January 13, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives closed for Martin Luther King Day

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February 2020

Archives closed

February 17, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives closed for Presidents' Day

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Lecture: The Lititz Collegium Musicum

February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Lecture at the Moravian Archives by Jeffrey Gemmell, Millersville University of Pennsylvania / Moravian Congregation at Lititz (snow date on February 25) Originally founded in late 1760s, when the congregation established a fund for music and supplies, the Lititz Collegium Musicum consisted of the instrumentalists who gathered regularly to enhance worship with music. The original Collegium provided an opportunity for these accomplished musicians to rehearse and perform for practice, entertainment, and enlightenment outside of worship. This also satisfied the community’s…

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March 2020

Open Saturday

March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is open select Saturdays during the year. to schedule your visit please visit our our "Plan Your Visit section"

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Archives closed to the public

March 15, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

As a response to the current situation and in order to implement appeals for social distancing, the Moravian Archives will be closed to the public until March 31, 2020. All volunteers, interns, and researchers are asked to stay home.

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Reading Room Closed

March 27, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

MAB reading room is closed to researchers and volunteers Friday, March 27

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April 2020

Archives closed

April 10, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives closed for Good Friday

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May 2020

Open Saturday

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Due to COVID-19, MAB is currently closed. The Moravian Archives is open select Saturdays during the year,please visit our calendar to see additional Saturdays which MAB is scheduled to be open later in the year. to schedule your visit please visit our our “Plan Your Visit section”

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Archives closed

May 25, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives closed for Memorial Day

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June 2020

German Script Course

June 1, 2020 - June 12, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives, Bethlehem is hosting the Annual German Script Course for the 50th time! For more information about our annual German Script Course or to register please visit the "German Script Course" section of our events page.

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Reading Room Closed

June 1, 2020 - June 12, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives reading room will be closed to the public due to our German Script Course

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July 2020

Archives closed

July 3, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives closed for Independence Day

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September 2020

Archives closed

September 7, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives closed for Labor Day

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October 2020

Opening of Exhibit “Zinzendorf in America”

October 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Please follow this link to enter the Virtual Exhibit Opening: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/95474813125 Opening reception of the exhibit 'Zinzendorf in America." Welcome by archivist Paul Peucker Words by Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany David Gill "Moravians in America: Herrnhut's First Ambassadors," Lecture by Dr. Katherine Faull, Bucknell University Overview of the exhibit           This exhibit was made possible with the kind support of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, New York.    …

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November 2020

Moravian History Store open for shoppers

November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian History Store is open for shoppers. Come and browse our gift shop! Buy your original Herrnhuter Star or any other unique gift item! Please note that the reading room will be closed.

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Lecture: The Moravian Star: Its History and Origins

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online presentation via Zoom (please register by completing the form below) by Thomas McCullough, assistant archivist, Moravian Archives, Bethlehem Join us for an illuminating presentation on the origins, history, and symbolism of the Moravian star! Following a brief discussion on the history of the Moravian Church, guests will learn about how the Moravian star, with roots in Moravian communities like Niesky and Herrnhut, has become such a popular Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany decoration in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

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Lecture: Benigna von Zinzendorf in America

November 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online lecture via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Marita Gruner, Greifswald University, Germany This lecture will take a closer look at the letters Benigna von Zinzendorf (1725-1789) wrote during her travels to America. She made her first trip to America in 1741-1743 as a teenager, arriving in America when she was 15 years old. During this trip, that she undertook together with her father, Count Zinzendorf, she was very involved in the missionary work. The…

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Archives closed

November 26, 2020 - November 27, 2020
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives closed for Thanksgiving holiday

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Moravian History Store open for shoppers

November 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian History Store is open for shoppers. Come and browse our gift shop! Buy your original Herrnhuter Star or any other unique gift item! Please note that the reading room will be closed.

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Moravian History Store open for shoppers

November 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian History Store is open for shoppers. Come and browse our gift shop! Buy your original Herrnhuter Star or any other unique gift item! Please note that the reading room will be closed.

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December 2020

Advent Singstunde

December 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

This year's German-English Singstunde has been canceled due to the current pandemic. We hope to see you next year!

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Moravian History Store open for shoppers

December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian History Store is open for shoppers. Come and browse our gift shop! Buy your original Herrnhuter Star or any other unique gift item! Please note that the reading room is closed.

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Presentation: Highlights from the Zinzendorf Exhibit

December 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online presentation via Zoom (please register by completing the form below) by Paul Peucker, archivist, Moravian Archives, Bethlehem Moravian archivist Paul Peucker will present highlights from the current exhibit "Zinzendorf in America." Many fascinating items are on display in this exhibit, some of them are shown to the public for the first time. For more information on the exhibit, click here.                     This exhibit was made possible with the kind support…

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Moravian History Store open for shoppers

December 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian History Store is open for shoppers. Come and browse our gift shop! Buy your original Herrnhuter Star or any other unique gift item! Please note that the reading room will be closed.

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Moravian History Store open for shoppers

December 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian History Store is open for shoppers. Come and browse our gift shop! Buy your original Herrnhuter Star or any other unique gift item! Please note that the reading room will be closed.

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Archives closed

December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Archives closed for Christmas and New Year

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January 2021

Archives Closed

January 18, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Lecture: Time of transition and Change in Mission: 1760-1764 in the Moravian Unity

January 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online lecture via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Dr. Christina Petterson, Australian National University Zinzendorf’s death in May 1760 had significant repercussions throughout the Moravian Church. While his economic influence had been curtailed at the synod in Taubenheim in 1755, he still was the authority figure by whom many of the leaders felt inhibited at various levels. His death, then, was seized by many as an opportunity to make significant changes in the organisation and…

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February 2021

Archives Closed

February 15, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is Closed in observance of President's Day

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Lecture: Moravians and Early American Holidays

February 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online lecture via Zoom (please register by completing the form below) by Thomas McCullough, assistant archivist, Moravian Archives, Bethlehem What can we learn from Moravian engagement with early American holidays and secular events such as Independence Day and Washington's Birthday? Surveying the diaries and meeting minutes for these particular instances, McCullough explores the Americanization of Moravian congregations in North America between the period of 1783 to 1827.          

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March 2021

Lecture: Finding Peace on a Violent Frontier: Papunhank and Native Moravians in Pennsylvania and Ohio, 1765-1775

March 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online lecture via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Dr. Richard Pointer, Westmont College Displaced refugees amid Pontiac’s War (1763-64), Native Moravians in Britain’s northeastern colonies spent the next decade struggling to secure a peaceful homeland where they could live, work, and worship as they wished. Widespread violence, settler expansion, racial hatred, internal tensions, and political turmoil posed constant threats. Nevertheless, they achieved a measure of success, thanks largely to the leadership of Papunhank, a Munsee…

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April 2021

Archives Closed

April 2, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is Closed in observance of Good Friday.

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Presentation: Unveiling Haidt: The Discovery of an Unknown Moravian Painting

April 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online presentation via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Dr. Paul Peucker, Moravian Archives In the fall of 2020 the Moravian Archives was able to acquire a painting by Moravian artist John Valentine Haidt. The painting shows the Nativity and it is a rare example of a Biblical painting by Haidt from before he came to America. Most of his surviving European work are portraits. During this presentation we will tell you how we found out…

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7th Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music

April 20, 2021 - April 24, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Seventh Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History & Music was originally scheduled for October 2020. This is the rescheduled date. For more information, visit the conference website.

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May 2021

Workshop series: Genealogy at the Moravian Archives

May 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

workshop series via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Thomas McCullough, Moravian Archives May 11, May 18, and May 25, 2021 Cost: $65 for the three-part series max. participants: 15 participants are expected to participate in all three parts | course materials will be mailed to those who sign up before May 4 Join assistant archivist Thomas McCullough for a three-part workshop series designed for beginner genealogists interested in using the collections of the Moravian Archives,…

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German Script Refresher Class: Women’s Writing

May 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

online workshop via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) with Paul Peucker and Thomas McCullough $25.00 max. participants: 15 note: those who register by May 6, 2021, will be mailed the study materials to their home; otherwise, all participants will receive digital copies of materials Looking to brush up your ability to read German script? We are now offering regular online refresher workshops where we will discuss two to four texts. The workshops are intended for those who have previously…

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Workshop series: Genealogy at the Moravian Archives

May 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

workshop series via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Thomas McCullough, Moravian Archives May 11, May 18, and May 25, 2021 Cost: $65 for the three-part series max. participants: 15 participants are expected to participate in all three parts | course materials will be mailed to those who sign up before May 4 Join assistant archivist Thomas McCullough for a three-part workshop series designed for beginner genealogists interested in using the collections of the Moravian Archives,…

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Workshop series: Genealogy at the Moravian Archives

May 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

workshop series via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Thomas McCullough, Moravian Archives May 11, May 18, and May 25, 2021 Cost: $65 for the three-part series max. participants: 15 participants are expected to participate in all three parts | course materials will be mailed to those who sign up before May 4 Join assistant archivist Thomas McCullough for a three-part workshop series designed for beginner genealogists interested in using the collections of the Moravian Archives,…

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Archives Closed

May 31, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is Closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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June 2021

MAB Closed

June 21, 2021 - June 28, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives Bethlehem will be closed for maintenance.

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Lecture: Uncommon Bonds and the Digital Return of Labrador Inuit Documentary Heritage

June 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online lecture via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Dr. Mark David Turner, Memorial University In 1959, the community of Hebron in Labrador was forcibly resettled by the Moravian Church, Newfoundland Government and International Grenfell Association. The fifty-eight families that lived there were dispersed across the remaining communities of northern and central Labrador. The legacy of Hebron’s closure looms large in the recent history of the region. Less well known, however, is the story of the removal of tens of thousands of…

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July 2021

Archives Closed

July 5, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is Closed in observance of Independence Day.

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German Script Refresher Workshop: Black Writing

July 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

online workshop via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) with Paul Peucker and Thomas McCullough $35.00 max. participants: 15  (10 spaces currently available) note: those who register by July 6, 2021, will be mailed the study materials to their home; otherwise, all participants will receive digital copies of materials Looking to brush up your ability to read German script? We are now offering regular online refresher workshops where we will discuss two to four texts. The workshops are…

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German Script Course

July 26, 2021 - August 6, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives, Bethlehem is hosting the Annual German Script Course for the 51th time! For more information about our annual German Script Course or to register please visit the “German Script Course” section of our events page.

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Reading Room Closed

July 26, 2021 - August 6, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives reading room will be closed to the public due to our German Script Course

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August 2021

Annual Summer Soirée

August 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Summer Soirée is Back! The Moravian Archives is excited to welcome you back to the archives with our favorite event of the year. Join us Tuesday, August 24, 2021, for a traditional summer event hosted outside under a tent. 5:00 - 7:00 pm Parking is available in the rear of the archives building and the College Hill Moravian Church Parking lot (accessible from W Laurel Street) Catering provided by Fired Up Artisan Oven    Desserts by Warm Sugar Bakery…

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September 2021

Archives Closed

September 6, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is Closed in observance of Labor Day.

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German Script Refresher Workshop: Abbreviations

September 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

online workshop via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) with Paul Peucker and Thomas McCullough $35.00 max. participants: 15 Looking to brush up your ability to read German script? We are now offering regular online refresher workshops where we will discuss two to four texts. The workshops are intended for those who have previously taken our German Script course and others who possess basic reading skills of old German handwriting (Kurrent). If you want to learn the basics…

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October 2021

Lecture: Rufus Grider, a Moravian Artist in 19th-Century New York State

October 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online lecture via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Alice Smith Duncan, Alna, Maine Rufus Grider, born in Lititz in 1817, lived in Bethlehem for many years of his life. He was a gifted artist who   carefully documented his surroundings in numerous watercolors. In 1883 he suddenly moved to Canajoharie, New York. Until his retirement in 1898 he taught art at the Canajoharie Academy. During these years he continued his artistic work until his death…

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October 29, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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November 2021

German Script Refresher Workshop: 20th-Century Writing

November 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

online workshop via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) with Paul Peucker and Thomas McCullough $35.00 max. participants: 15 Looking to brush up your ability to read German script? We are now offering regular online refresher workshops where we will discuss two to four texts. The workshops are intended for those who have previously taken our German Script course and others who possess basic reading skills of old German handwriting (Kurrent). If you want to learn the basics…

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November 25, 2021 - November 26, 2021
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.

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December 2021

Archives Closed

December 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives Bethlehem is closed for winter holiday.

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January 2022

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January 3
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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January 17
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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German Script Refresher Workshop: 16./17th-Century Writing

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

online workshop via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) with Paul Peucker and Thomas McCullough $35.00 max. participants 15 Looking to brush up your ability to read German script? We are offering regular online refresher workshops where we will discuss two to four texts. The workshops are intended for those who have learned to read German Script but who would like some extra practice. If you want to learn the basics of German paleography, you may want…

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February 2022

Archives Closed

February 21
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is closed in observance of President's Day

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March 2022

Lecture: After the Sifting: Zinzendorf’s London Sermons

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Online lecture via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) by Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood, Moravian Theological Seminary In 1749 the British Parliament passed the "Moravian Act," which affirmed the legitimacy of the Moravian Church as "an antient  and episcopal church". This act granted the Moravians unusual privileges to operate schools, churches, and missions in the British Empire, and Count Zinzendorf planned to make London the headquarters of the global Moravian network. But soon Zinzendorf was embroiled in controversy…

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German Script Refresher Workshop: Financial Records

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

online workshop via Zoom (please register by filling out the form below) with Paul Peucker and Thomas McCullough $35.00 max. participants 15 Looking to brush up your ability to read German script? We are offering regular online refresher workshops where we will discuss two to four texts. The workshops are intended for those who have learned to read German Script but who would like some extra practice. If you want to learn the basics of German paleography, you may want…

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April 2022

Archives Closed

April 15
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives is closed in observance of Good Friday.

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Archives Closed

April 28 - April 29
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

The Moravian Archives will be closed.

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May 2022

Panel discussion: Religious Movements & Communities

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Virtual panel discussion hosted by PSU Press Please register here Join PSU Press and the authors of recent books in religious studies for a virtual panel on Thursday, May 5th at 4pm! The authors will discuss their work and answer your questions. Guests: David Bundy, Geordan Hammond, and David Sang-Ehil Han editors of Holiness and Pentecostal Movements: Intertwined Pasts, Presents, and Futures Janet Moore Lindman author of A Vivifying Spirit: Quaker Practice and Reform in Antebellum America Paul Peucker author…

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Lecture: Lewis David von Schweinitz, Scientist

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Address, 41 West Locust Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States

Talk by Dr. David Hewitt at the Gemeinhaus Saal, Moravian Museum, Bethlehem, PA (Reception to follow in Central Moravian Church) Please register through Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites. Early 19th-century administrator of the Moravian Church Lewis David von Schweinitz was an integral part of the scientific communities of Europe and the U.S. Schweinitz also produced numerous exquisite illustrations of plants and fungi. This illustrated talk will discuss highlights of Schweinitz's scientific career, his fundamental contributions to botany and mycology (the study…

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