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The Moravian Historical Society

Your Place to Discover History

The Moravian Historical Society is a nonprofit museum and historic site that preserves, interprets, and celebrates the rich culture of the Moravians. 


Located on the historic Ephrata Tract in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, we maintain the 1740–1743 Whitefield House and the 1740 Gray Cottage, the oldest surviving Moravian structure in North America. Recognized widely for its significant collection and historically important 18th-century site, ​the Moravian Historical Society is the third oldest historical society in Pennsylvania. The museum offers permanent and changing exhibitions and a museum store that features gifts, books, and handmade artisan items.

Upcoming Events

Charting the Unknown: Early Moravian Maps
January 28, 2022-December 31, 2022

This exhibition of archival documents, historic maps, and objects from the collection of the Moravian Historical Society takes visitors on a journey through the fertile lands of frontier Pennsylvania. The exhibition explores the role of the surveyor in colonial society, 18th century surveying techniques, the conflicts between Indigenous People and European settlers, and the Moravian contributions to surveying, cartography, and town planning in early America. 

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Opening Reception: Charting the Unknown: Early Moravian Maps
Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for light refreshments and an introduction to the exhibition by curator, Susan Orr. Free and open to the public.  

Shop Small and Shop Local! 
The Museum Shop is open daily from 1 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

We carry a large selection of local artisan-made gifts, ornaments, and Moravian stars.

Shop local and support your small museum!

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