Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The Moravian Historical Society

  • Nazareth, PA
  • www.moravianhistoricalsociety.org

Mission Statement

TO INFORM AND EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC REGARDING THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE MORAVIANS, INCLUDING THE STUDY OF ARTIFACTS AND PAINTINGS WHICH ARE ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM

Main Programs

  1. Free Summer Sundays
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We mostly serve the northeastern Pennsylvania area, however we have member all over the country and the world.

ruling year

1964

President

Self-reported

Dr. Craig Atwood

Vice-President

Self-reported

Mr. Bryan Lobach

Keywords

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Museum, History, Historical Society

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EIN

24-6025569

Physical Address

214 E. Center Street

Nazareth, PA 18064

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our programs help to educate the community on the impact Moravian history and culture has had on America today. We provide guided tours, outreach programs, and youth programs throughout the year to help preserve the Moravian community. We also hire well trained staff and volunteers who provide our guests with detailed knowledge about our society.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Free Summer Sundays

Free admission to the museum on Sundays during the summer months.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our mission is to present the story of the Moravian Church and its contributions to American history and culture.

    The Society is affiliated with the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pa. This affiliation will help both organizations to create a more complete picture of Moravian history and to present that history in new and better ways.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We hire well trained staff, volunteers, and interns who have a vast knowledge of our mission. We host events throughout the year to raise money for the society and to educate those interested in Moravian History.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We depend on donations, grants, and sales to help us pay for the staff and for the events that we host throughout the year.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We have finance meetings every week to track our financial progress. We also have various committee meetings that help to organize events and take care of our large collection of artifacts.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We are continuously accomplishing great things here at MHS; however, there will always be more to be done and we are grateful to those who volunteer their time to help us accomplish those goals.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We mostly serve the northeastern Pennsylvania area, however we have member all over the country and the world.

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Financials

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MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Moravian Historical Society

Leadership

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President

Dr. Craig Atwood

Vice-President

Mr. Bryan Lobach

BIO

Craig D. Atwood was ordained as a minister in the Moravian Church after graduating from Moravian Seminary in 1987, and he received his PhD in historical theology from Princeton Seminary in 1995. In his several books and articles, Craig has offered new interpretations of Moravian history, especially the radical aspects of Zinzendorf’s theology. He is helping the broader Christian church rediscover the riches of the Moravian theological heritage, including concepts like the Motherhood of the Holy Spirit and the woundedness of the Savior. He has served as chaplain of two Moravian institutions of higher education (Moravian College and Salem College) and taught on the faculty of Salem College and Wake Forest University. He was also Theologian in Residence at Home Moravian Church where he taught the Adult Bible Class, which was broadcast live on local radio.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Craig Atwood

Moravian Historical Society

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?