Tracing the Earliest Moravian Activity in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide

The book, researched and written by Scott Gordon, is beautifully designed by Heather Reinert. The volume traces sites and structures from the Moravians’ earliest activity in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. During their first two decades in the mid-Atlantic region, Moravians preached the gospel, built churches, established missions and schools, and launched ships. In most cases, little remains at these locations to mark this extraordinary work. This guide describes these places and provides addresses, when possible, so that users can visit the sites. The 32-page volume is in full color with richly illustrated images and maps. Special thanks to our sponsors, Moravian Village of Bethlehem and Moravian University.

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This 2020 publication features a photographic history of Nazareth from its early founders to the businesses and industries that shaped the town. Many of the images have never been published before. A portion of the profits from the sale of the book benefit the Moravian Historical Society.


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The Journal of Moravian History

Shortly after our founding in 1857, we published the first issue of the Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society. In 2006, we collaborated with our affiliate the Moravian Archives to expand the Transactions into the biannual Journal of Moravian History, a scholarly publication featuring articles, book reviews, and translations of original source material related to Moravian history. The Journal is now published in cooperation with the Pennsylvania State University Press and is recognized as the leading scholarly periodical on Moravian history in English.


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Abundant Heritage Newsletter

Our biannual newsletter, Abundant Heritage shares information about activities, events, and programs at our organization. We also seek to share what is going on in Moravian communities throughout the world. To receive your paper copy of the newsletter, become a member today!




The Moravian Walking Tour and Guidebook

Don't miss the Moravian Walking Tour and Guidebook of the Lehigh Valley, a recent publication, which features walking tours of Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Emmaus. It also highlights spots in Allentown and Easton and the now-gone site of Christian's Spring. The book features never before published images from our collection and the collection of the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem. Thank you to our sponsors, Discover Lehigh ValleyHistoric Hotel Bethlehem, and C.F. Martin and Co.

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