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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

The 164th Annual Meeting, Lecture, and Reception 
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Made in Christian's Spring:
A Story of the American Revolution

presented by Dr. Scott Gordon 

Harvest Festival Saturday, October 23, 2021

We've made the very difficult decision to cancel this year's event due to staffing shortages on the part of our vendors.

Thank you to everyone for your interest and support for our event! We look forward to seeing you at future events!

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In case you missed it... 

You can enjoy one of our virtual programs by clicking the video icon. 

Current Exhibition

In the middle of the Pennsylvania wilderness, there was a multi-racial Moravian community of master craftsmen and apprentices who thrived for a relatively short period of time. This exhibition explores the community, the people who lived and worked there, and the tremendous activity that took place in a relatively short period of time. 

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Thank you to our generous supporters:
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