THE MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Nazareth, PA   |  www.moravianhistory.org

Mission

The Moravian Historical Society's mission, to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the rich culture of the Moravians is accomplished through educational programs, guided tours, museum exhibits, and public activities. The Moravian Historical Society has preserved the story of Moravian history, architecture, art, music, and culture since 1857. Located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, we maintain the 1740-1743 Whitefield House and the 1740 Gray Cottage, the oldest surviving Moravian structure in North America. ​The museum offers permanent and changing exhibitions, and a museum store that features gifts, books, and handmade artisan items.

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Ms. Susan F. Ellis

Main address

214 E Center St

Nazareth, PA 18064 USA

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EIN

24-6025569

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Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

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Free Summer Sundays

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

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Families
Children and youth

Visitors can join us every second Saturday from March through September for an informative stroll through historic Nazareth with a knowledgeable tour guide! Experience the fascinating story of the founding of Nazareth. This walking tour features an overview of the early colonial Moravian lifestyle, a visit to the oldest Moravian buildings in North America, and stops at important community buildings to explore important crafts, industries, and personalities!

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Families
Adults

Since 1978, visitors ​love our free family friendly festival held on the historic lawn of the Whitefield House. The festival features live music, family-friendly activities, great food, and walking tours of historic Nazareth! The festival featured over 100 local artisans representing a wide variety of handmade goods.

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Families

Held on the lawn of the 1740-1743 Whitefield House, the festival includes holiday crafts, music, Historic Walking tours, family-friendly activities, and seasonal food and drinks!

Population(s) Served
Families

The Moravian Historical Society hosts its popular Hands-On History camp on our historic site at 214 East Center Street in Nazareth. Students aged 8-12 can kick off their summer vacation immersed in history as they engage in nature, archaeology, and art-based activities inspired by objects from our world-renowned collection. Campers have the opportunity to work hands-on with local scholars and professionals who lead exciting activities and learning experiences. Campers explore museum objects, create artistic projects in both drawing and music, create models and objects used by colonists, act out a final play, and much more!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

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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.

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.

We depend on donations, grants, and sales to help us pay for the staff and for the events that we host throughout the year.

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.

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THE MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 01/28/2022
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Board chair

Mr. David Roth

Christopher Crook

PPL

John Stocker

Riddick Weber

Center for Moravian Studies

Linda Wickmann

Lyn Chynoweth

Anne Reid

Noah Woodruff

David Roth

Craig Atwood

Center for Moravian Studies

Stephen Bajan II

Edward Jones

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